2018 Johnny Mercer Award goes to Dara Tucker

The American Traditions Vocal Competition concluded last week. The competition gives out the Johnny Mercer Award for best Johnny Mercer performance, which is sponsored by the Friends of Johnny Mercer and Georgia Southern University at Armstrong Campus. This year’s winner of the Johnny Mercer Award was Dara Tucker!

Dara Tucker is a jazz singer and songwriter from Oklahoma who began writing songs in 2003. She has released four studio albums since 2009; “All Right Now” (2009), “Soul Said Yes” (2011), “The Sun Season” (2014) and “Oklahoma Rain” (2017). Dara has received numerous awards throughout her career, including The Ben Tucker Jazz Award and the Patricia and Heyward Gignilliat Silver Medalist award from the American Traditions Vocal Competition in 2017. Find out more about Dara here.