Tanya Tucker deservingly got her flowers now during the 20th annual AmericanaFest, which ran Sept. 10-15 in Nashville. The legendary performer served as a guest of honor at multiple events, including a live Q&A at the Country Music Hall of Fame, hosted by fellow rebel Elizabeth Cook.

The chat with Cook -- which was recorded for a future broadcast on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel -- inspired Tucker to offer some new insight on a few familiar, old stories, from her teenage stardom and her friendship with Elvis Presley to the creative process behind her new album, While I’m Livin’. Read on to see how Tucker’s responses to Cook’s questions added new perspective to a nearly 50-year career.