|Selling The Shirt Off Her Back For Charity|
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Attention Tanya Tucker fans, this is one auction you won't want to miss. Of course it's collector's items that belong to the country music legend herself, that's a no brainer.
Today country music icon Tanya Tucker announces a partnership with premier online estate sale marketplace EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE (EBTH.com). During her nearly 45-year career as a country music legend, which began when she was just a teen, Tucker has garnered many chart-topping hits, awards and magazine covers. The avid collector has also amassed an extraordinary treasure of clothing, accessories, jewelry, keepsakes from iconic performances, collectible home decor, and so much more. For the first time, this special collection will be offered via a curated auction kicking off on Thursday, June 16, 1:00 a.m./CT exclusively on EBTH.com.
A percentage of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, an organization that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability or age-related problems. (sweetrelief.org)
“A few years ago I went through a difficult surgery on my vocal chords. Fortunately I was in a position to get the specialized care necessary to continue my career, but not everyone is in this position. This is one reason why I’m extremely excited to be working with EBTH to support Sweet Relief Musicians Fund with a percentage of the sale proceeds,” says Tucker. “I have spent my life collecting these treasures. I look forward to others having the opportunity to enjoy them as much as I have.”
The highly-anticipated sale will feature 500 curated items including designer stage costumes worn on tour, at award shows and on photo and video shoots. Several items were featured in her 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum exhibit, Tanya Tucker: Strong Enough to Bend. Among the latter: a 1970’s Delta Dawn jumpsuit, an Azzedine Alaïa black leather bustier and fringed mini skirt, a 1975 custom Nudie suit, and a Fernando Wang beaded gown. A pink 1992 Harley Davidson Screamin’ Eagle from the Hall of Fame exhibit is also included in the sale. (promotions.ebth.com/tanya-tucker-ebth-press-preview)
Bidding is simple and is done by logging onto EBTH.com. All items are up for auction for seven days and all bids start at $1 with no reserve. Worldwide delivery is available.
Some of the items from the Country Music Hall of Fame® exhibit included in the auction:
- Jacket from Delta Dawn ensemble. Embellished by Tucker and worn on her first date. 1970’s.
- Azzedine Alaïa black leather bustier and fringed mini skirt.
- Fernando Wong Couture beaded, fringed gown.
- Vintage Nudie suit custom designed for Tucker. 1975.
- 1992 Harley Davidson Screamin’ Eagle
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