ACCLAIMED NEW ABLUM, PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS, ENTERS BILLBOARD’S TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART AT #9; ALSO #1 ON AMERICANA/FOLK CHART
Tanya Tucker with Special Guest Brandi Carlile Set for Same Day Performances on NBC’s Today Show and Tonight Show Thursday, September 5th
“While I’m Livin’ might be the best record of Tucker’s career; it is certainly, one of the albums of the year.”
“The singer’s comeback album recalls similarly inspiring LPs by Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.”
“The album captures the rugged warmth from Tucker that’s been missing in country music for nearly two decades.”
Tanya Tucker’s celebrated new album While I’m Livin’, produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings debuted this week at #9 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, marking her 10th Top 10 album overall and the first Top 10 debut of her illustrious career. With overall activity nearing 10,000 units, the album also entered Billboard’s Current Country Albums chart at #2 and marks her first-ever #1 album on Nielsen’s Americana/Folk chart. Additionally, While I’m Livin’ scored impressive debuts overseas landing at #2 on the UK Country chart, #3 on the UK Americana chart and #3 on the Top Country Albums chart in Canada. The Fantasy Records release is the legendary country star’s first new material in 17 years. Watch the album trailer here, purchase the album here.
On Thursday, September 5th, Tucker and special guest Brandi Carlile will make same day appearances on both the Today Show and The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. In between, they will tape “Fierce: Women In Music” with Tanya Tucker and Brandi Carlile, a conversation and audience event hosted by Lori Majewski at SiriusXM’s New York City studios. The event will be recorded and air in September on SiriusXM Volume channel 106.
Garnering accolades in the U.S. and internationally, While I’m Livin’ is largely comprised of songs written by Carlile, the twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth and Tucker. “It’s a musical biography of sorts,” said Carlile, “about Tanya’s real life and the places she’s seen, and it’s narrated by the greatest country and western singer this side of Johnny Cash.”
Tucker is set to play select shows this fall at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on September 17th (presented by SiriusXM) and The Troubadour in Los Angeles on October 16th (sold-out!) and October 17th (presented by 88.5FM). Purchase tickets, including VIP packages here. Tucker will also join the stellar line-up for FarmAid 2019, set for September 21st at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin. Additionally, Tucker will join Brandi Carlile at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on December 6th. Tickets and VIP packages are available here.
Watch the videos for previously released album tracks: “The Wheels of Laredo” (directed by Myriam Santos), “Hard Luck” (directed by Chris Phelps), and “The House That Built Me”, which features Tanya’s personal collection of family photos. Plus listen to “Bring My Flowers Now”.
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 CMAs, two ACMs, three CMT awards and 10 GRAMMY nominations.
TANYA TUCKER LIVE
September 17—New York, NY— The Bowery Ballroom, presented by SiriusXM
September 21 — Alpine Valley, WI – FarmAid – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
October 16—Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour
October 17—Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour, presented by 88.5FM
December 6 —Salt Lake City, UT —Vivint Arena*
*With Brandi Carlile
WHILE I’M LIVIN’ TRACKLIST: