Ask anyone who experienced her bringing the 2014 Blues Music Awards audience to its feet, there is nothing tiny about Teeny Tucker. Nominated in 2010 for the Koko Taylor Award and this year for Traditional Female Blues Artist of the Year, Tucker — daughter of Tommy “Hi-Heel Sneakers” Tucker — has more than arrived on her own.

The Dayton, Ohio, native began singing as a child, in the church choir. A performance before the notoriously scrutinizing Apollo Theatre audience earned Tucker a standing ovation; in 1996, she started her professional singing career when she caught the attention of a German blues promoter and manager who had promoted European tours for her father.

Since then, her musical journey has seen Tucker performing at major blues festivals in the United States, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Belgium and Italy. Tucker has appeared on the same bill with great blues artists B.B. King, KoKo Taylor, Etta James, Buddy Guy, The Holmes Brothers, Calvin Owens, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Deanna Bogart, Kenny Neal, Bobby Rush, John Mayall and many others.

The last few years have been particularly good ones for the blueswoman known for delivering the “real-deal, allakazam blues wham.” She’s received prestigious nominations, made multiple festival appearances and released well-received albums. In 2010, Tucker was filmed for the “Sun Studio Sessions documentary series that aired on public television stations all round the country the following year. She also was named Monterey Bay Blues Artist of the Year, an honor first won by the great Etta James.

Last year, “Voodoo To Do You” stirred up a hurricane of praise that is still circulating. This year, in addition to her stunning BMA performance, Tucker spoke and sang in the Penn State Forum Speaker Series, earning the only standing ovation of the series. Her Forum topic was Women in the Blues and How to Overcome Obstacles — of which Tucker speaks, and sings, with authority.