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Singer Tanya Tucker Has Daughter

June 28, 1999 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Country singer Tanya Tucker has given birth to her second daughter.

Layla LaCosta Laseter arrived at 5:48 p.m. Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

This was Tucker’s first child with fiance Jerry Laseter, a songwriter. Her other children, ages 10 and 7, are by Los Angeles actor Ben Reed.

A statement from her publicist said the 40-year-old singer will take time off to care for her children and plan her wedding. She will resume touring this fall.

Tucker’s signature song is ``Delta Dawn,″ which began her recording career at the age of 13.