Black Excellence: Dara Tucker

Dara Tucker (Dara Starr Tucker) is an American singer, songwriter, social commentator and satirist.

Tucker has released four studio albums: All Right Now (2009), Soul Said Yes (2011)[1] The Sun Season (2014), and Oklahoma Rain (2017), as well as a limited-release, live album, Dara Tucker Live in 2013. She was named Jazz Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 and 2017 Nashville Industry Music Awards.[2] In 2017, the second single from Oklahoma Rain, “Radio”, was named Song of the Year at the Nashville Industry Music Awards. Oklahoma Rain won Jazz Album of the Year. Tucker has performed internationally with her ensemble since 2009. She appeared on the Tavis Smiley Show in 2015 and was the opening act for Gregory Porter in 2016. She won the silver medal in the American Traditions Vocal Competition in 2017.[3]