Tanya Tucker came home to the CMA Awards and delivered a timeless version of her first hit song, "Delta Dawn."

Little Big Town joined Tucker for the blast of nostalgia. In fact, the country group helped Johnny Cash introduce Tucker. You read that right: An early '70s video clip of Cash introducing a then-15-year-old Tucker preceded the CMA moment.

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Tucker was dressed in black, and her white hair shimmered during a performance that featured photos from throughout her illustrious career. Early pictures with contemporaries were mixed with more recent snaps with artists like Brandi Carlile. It all helped to underline the legend's contribution to the genre.

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It's been a big year for Tucker, as she was selected to be one of the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She was inducted on Oct. 22 alongside Patty Loveless and Bob McDill. During the night's induction ceremony, the country veteran repeatedly jumped on stage to sing with those who were there to honor her and her music.

The 57th annual CMA Awards were hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning. The show aired on ABC and is available for streaming on Hulu.

2023 CMA Awards Performance Pictures

Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson and Kelsea Ballerini are among the country stars performing at the 2023 CMA Awards. See the best pictures from the show.

The 2023 CMA Awards aired live on ABC from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8. Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning hosted the show for a second straight year. Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson and Morgan Wallen were nominated in the Entertainer of the Year category.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

2023 CMA Awards Red Carpet Pictures

See the best dressed from the 2023 CMA Awards red carpet, including ___ and more.

The 2023 CMA Awards aired live on ABC from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8. Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning hosted the show for a second straight year. Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson and Morgan Wallen were nominated in the Entertainer of the Year category.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

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