FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For further information, contact:

Karen J. LaFlamme, (253) 841-5024

or cell (253) 691-2005

With hits like "Delta Dawn," "Two Sparrows In A Hurricane"

and "What's Your Mama's Name," legendary country music star Tanya Tucker continues to be a force on the music scene. By the age of 15, Tucker had received a Grammy nomination, released a greatest hits package, and was one of the first country artists to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone. This multi-award winning performer will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Puyallup Fair.

Tickets to the Tanya Tucker concert go on sale at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 5 at all Ticketmaster outlets. Ticket prices are $10 for reserved seats; with limited free seating, available on a

first-come, first-seated basis. This does NOT include gate admission to the Fair - all attendees of this concert must also purchase a gate ticket.

Tucker, an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame's Walkway of Stars, began her successful career in the early 70s and continues forging ahead with her artistry in her fourth decade as an entertainer. Her numerous honors include a Grammy Award nomination

in 1994 for Vocal Collaboration on "Romeo," with Kathy Mattea, Dolly Parton and Mary Chapin Carpenter; the Country Music Association (CMA) Female Vocalist Of The Year Award in 1991; CMA's Female Video Artist of the Year in 1993; the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Video of

the Year Award in 1992 and in 1993. Tucker also hosted the 30th annual ACM Awards with Jeff Foxworthy and Clint Black.

Starting with her first recorded hit, "Delta Dawn" at the age of 13, Tucker developed a strong stage presence with over 200 appearances a year. Shortly after her 16th birthday, she topped the country charts and reached the Top 40 with "Lizzie And The Rainman." Tucker

continued to make good music and tour throughout the 70's and 80's, but enjoyed a resurgence of sorts at the end of the latter decade. In 1988 she had three Number One country singles: "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love" (with Paul Davis and Paul Overstreet), "If It Don't Come Easy," and "Strong Enough To Bend." Other Top 5 hits include "Down To My Last Teardrop" and "(Without You) What Do I Do About Me".

Late last year, Tucker released her 31st album and first on her own label, Tuckertime, featuring songs "Borrowed Winds," "Oh What a Love," "We Had It All," and "Waitin' for the Sun," which once again landed her on the country charts.

Tickets will be going on sale for the remainder of the Puyallup Fair

2003 Columbia Bank Concert Series line-up in the next few months. Visit the Fair website, www.thefair.com for updates. Other concerts currently selling tickets include:

Infield/Grandstand

Date Entertainer Time Seating

Sept. 5 (Fri) PRCA Rodeo 1:00 p.m. $15.50

Chris LeDoux & PRCA Rodeo 6:00 p.m. $24.50

Sept. 6 (Sat) PRCA Rodeo 1 & 6 p.m. $15.50

Sept. 7 (Sun) PRCA Rodeo 2:00 p.m. $15.50

Sept. 8 (Mon) Rascal Flatts 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free

Sept. 9 (Tues) "Weird Al" Yankovic 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free

Sept. 10 (Wed) Chicago 7:00 p.m. $37.50/$32.50

Sept. 11 (Thur) Jars of Clay plus Special Guest 7:00 p.m.*$10/Free

Sept. 12 (Fri) Busta Rhymes 7:00 p.m. $31.50/$26.50

Sept. 14 (Sun) Neil Sedaka 4:00 p.m. *$10/Free

Sept. 15 (Mon) "New Faces of Country" 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free

Jessica Andrews/Craig Morgan

& Dierks Bentley

Sept. 17 (Wed) Alabama "The American 7:00 p.m. $500-$45

Farewell Tour"

Sept. 18 (Thur) Glenn Yarbrough / The 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free

Limeliters / The Brothers Four

Sept. 19 (Fri) Tanya Tucker 7:00 p.m. *$10/Free

Sept. 20 (Sat) The B-52's with 7:00 p.m. $41.50/$36.50

Lisa Marie Presley

Sept. 21 (Sun) The Allman Brothers Band 4:00 p.m. $36.50/$31.50

* Shows that are $10/Free DO NOT INCLUDE Fair gate admission. Concerts with free grandstand seating are first come, first-seated, as there are no tickets issued for limited free seating.

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Fred Meyer, Tower Records, Wherehouse Music and other independent locations. Tickets may also be purchased via phone with American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit cards by calling

Ticketmaster at (253) 627-TIXS in Tacoma, or (206) 628-0888 in Seattle, or via the Internet by logging onto Ticketmaster's website at www.ticketmaster.com. To save the convenience charge, purchase

tickets in person at the Ticketmaster outlet at the Fairgrounds.

The Puyallup Fair first started in 1900. This Pacific Northwest

tradition features top name entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers, and animals. For further information about the Sept. 5-21, 2003 Puyallup Fair, visit our website at

www.thefair.com or call the 24-hour hotline at (253) 841-5045.

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