New Music Friday: While I’m Livin’ by Tanya Tucker

Tanya Tucker is one of the all-time greats in country music and has one of country music’s all-time great voices.  She’s been around a damn long time but she’s still kicking.  In fact, her career is close to hitting the half century mark.  She was just 13 when she recorded Delta Dawn in 1972).

Out today: While I’m Livin’ by Tanya Tucker.

While I’m Livin’ is Tucker’s first album to feature new music since 2002.  Two of the finest young musicians in country today produced the album—Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings.  Carlile also co-wrote most of the songs.

Carlile has been intimately involved with this album and a documentary as part of a broader project designed to get Tucker her due as a country music legend while she’s living (hence the album title).  Carlile describes the album as “a musical biography of sorts about Tanya’s real life and the places she’s seen” that is “narrated by the greatest country and western singer this side of Johnny Cash.”

The Wheels of Laredo

You can order While I’m Livin’ from Amazon today!


Also out today are Okie by Vince Gill, Love & The Dark by Jason Hawk Harris, and Songs From the Exile by Dalton Domino.


More upcoming releases:

Laid Back (Remastered & Expanded) by Gregg Allman – August 30

Fillmore West ’71 by The Allman Brothers – September 6

Cover Your Tracks by Corb Lund – September 13

Fried Chicken & Evil Women by Vincent Neil Emerson – September 13

Whiskey Myers by Whiskey Myers – September 27

Heartache Medication by John Pardi – September 27

HOME by Billy Strings – September 27

Seems Like Tears Ago by Jason James – October 4

Almost Daylight by Chris Knight – October 11

After The Fire by Cody Jinks – October 11

Wildcard by Miranda Lambert – November 1

Onward by Stoney LaRue – November 1


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