Tanya Tucker has canceled all of her scheduled 2021 tour dates, citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and her recent hip surgery and promising to return to the road in 2022.

The country icon turned to social media on Friday (Sept. 10) to break the news to her fans, saying that it "pains me to do this" and explaining her underlying concerns.

"With my damn hip still healing slowly but surely, and my increasing concerns with covid-19, I've made the heartbreaking decision to cancel all 2021 dates," Tucker writes.

"It pains me to do this, but I must keep my fans, band and crew safe," she adds. "I love my team, and most of all, I love you, the fans. We’ll be back in 2022 ready to kick some ass."

Tucker announced her 2021 Bring My Flowers Now Tour on May 2, consisting of rescheduled dates from her 2020 CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now Tour, as well as a series of new festival and concert appearances.

The veteran country star rescheduled three concerts in July after revealing that she'd been forced to undergo emergency hip surgery, and she subsequently moved four more shows in early August as she recovered. She canceled six more shows in mid-August as she continued to undergo physical therapy before ultimately deciding to scrap the balance of her 2021 tour.

Tucker's announcement does not clarify whether the dates that had been slated for 2020 and 2021 will be rescheduled again for 2022. She does have live dates on the calendar already for 2022; she's slated to perform at Brandi Carlile's 2022 Girls Just Wanna Weekend concert vacation event in Mexico in February, and she'll also perform at Stagecoach 2022, which is set for April.

5 Hottest Country Tours of Summer 2021

There’s a lot to consider when making a list of the hottest tours of summer 2021, including star power, opening acts, venues and set lists. Add to that concerns and cautions as the country begins to emerge from a pandemic and that no one has seen live music in 14 months. It’s quite likely you’re craving live music like a drug that’s just out of reach ... or you’re scared shirtless to surround yourself with 10,000 fans indoors. 

All the emotions about reengaging with the live country music community are valid. While at first it seemed September would be start-up month, several tours on this Hot List begin in July and August at outdoor venues across America. The No. 3 tour and No. 1 tour on our list are mostly indoors, but both are banking on increased safety that comes from a majority of the population having the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Once those lights go down, all of these worries will be carried away by the buzz in the air (and maybe, from your cup). Find five total professionals on this list of Hot Summer Tours, each bringing a total stage show, plus several in-demand opening acts with a proven track record of live entertainment at the highest level. There’s no fat on any of these country tours — if you stick to the tailgate through an opener’s set, you’ll truly be missing something special. 

As always, let us know who you can’t wait to see on tour in 2021 via Twitter or email

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