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!
More upcoming releases:
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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