2023 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE TANYA TUCKER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM SWEET WESTERN SOUND JUNE 2 ON FANTASY RECORDS
FIRST SINGLE “KINDNESS” OUT TODAY, ALBUM PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS
TWO NIGHTS AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM ON-SALE THIS FRIDAY
Legendary artist Tanya Tucker, who earlier this week, became the newest inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame, will release her highly-anticipated new album, Sweet Western Sound, June 2 on Fantasy Records. (Pre-Order HERE). Today, Tanya also shared the album’s poignant lead track, “Kindness” (listen/share HERE).
Produced once again by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, Sweet Western Sound reunites the award-winning trio following the release of Tucker’s landmark 2019 album, While I’m Livin’.
Her first new album in 17 years, While I’m Livin’ reintroduced Tucker to a new generation and went on to win the GRAMMY for Best Country Album as well as Best Country Song for its poignant single, “Bring My Flowers Now.” Sweet Western Sound stands on Tucker’s exquisitely warm and wizened vocals and a spectacular collection of cut-deep songs—an assertive and confident declaration of vitality and purpose from an irrepressible and irreplaceable country music icon. In addition to songs by Tucker, Carlile and Jennings, the album features contributions from Bernie Taupin, Phil and Tim Hanseroth, JT Nero, Billy Don Burns and Craig Dillingham as well as a voicemail-generated rhyme from Tanya’s hero and close friend, the late great Billy Joe Shaver, which opens and closes the album.
“Sweet Western Sound is another revelation and I’m excited to see what folks think of our new endeavor,” Tanya shared. “It’s ALWAYS a trip working with Brandi and Shooter. I didn’t know if we’d be working together again on a new album after While I’m Livin’!! But we did it! Lots of new things we did this time, and I even co-wrote some of the songs, which means a lot to me. Brandi says we’re MAGIC together, and I’m starting to believe her!!!!”
In celebration of the release, Tucker will return to Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium this spring for two special shows on June 3 and 4. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, April 7 at 10:00am CT. Additional tour dates to be announced soon.
Born in Seminole, Texas, Tucker had her first country hit, the classic “Delta Dawn,” at the age of 13 in 1972. Since that auspicious beginning Tucker has become one of the most admired and influential artists in country music history, amassing 23 Top 40 albums and a stellar string of 56 Top 40 singles, ten of which reached the #1 spot on the Billboard country charts. Tucker’s indelible songs include some of country music’s biggest hits such as the aforementioned “Delta Dawn,” “Soon,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” “Trouble,” “Texas (When I Die),” “If It Don’t Come Easy” and “Strong Enough To Bend.” Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two GRAMMYs, two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. The acclaimed, award-winning documentary of her life, The Return of Tanya Tucker featuring Brandi Carlile, is out now on Sony Pictures Classics.
SWEET WESTERN SOUND
April 15—Georgetown, TX—Two Step Inn
April 30—Wilkesboro, NC—MerleFest
May 12—Biloxi, MS—Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi
May 13—Lake Charles, LA—Golden Nugget Casino
May 18—Prior Lake, MN—Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
May 20—Saint Michael, ND—Spirit Lake Casino
June 3—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
June 4—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
on-sale this Friday, April 7 at 10:00am CT
June 11—George, WA—The Gorge Amphitheatre
June 17—Martinsville, IN—Morgan County Fairgrounds
June 22—Fort St. John, Canada—Energetic County Fair