Everyone needs a certain appreciation for the classics – those songs that inspired the Texas and Nashville tunes we hear today. There was a certain honesty in songwriting back in the day that deserves to be recognized and remembered.

Tanya Tucker... what more is there to say that hasn't already been said? A true pioneer for women in the country music scene for over four decades. "Delta Dawn," which she made famous in 1972 at the age of 13(!) hit home this week when the hubby and I sent someone off to the mansion in the sky.

This is a truly beautiful tune that has been resounding through my mind this week as we say not goodbye, but "see you soon" to a loved one. You may or may not, too, find solace in this song, but it can certainly be enjoyed nonetheless.