PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS
SELECT DATES ANNOUNCED SECOND SHOW ADDED IN LOS ANGELES
“‘While I’m Livin’,’ an earthy, charismatic mythologizing of her life.” — The New York Times
“The singer’s comeback album recalls similarly inspiring LPs by Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.” — Rolling Stone
“The album captures the rugged warmth from Tucker that’s been missing in country music for nearly two decades.” — The Tennessean
Original female outlaw Tanya Tucker’s highly anticipated new album While I’m Livin’, is out today via Fantasy Records. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, the album marks Tucker’s first new material in 17 years. Watch the album trailer here and purchase the album here.
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.”
In celebration of the release, Tucker is playing special select shows this fall. She performed last night at Exit/In in Nashville—with a second appearance tonight at the Grand Ole Opry—September 17 at The Bowery Ballroom (presented by SiriusXM) in New York, and October 16 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles – with a second show added on October 17 (presented by 88.5FM). Purchase tickets (including VIP packages) here. Additionally, Tucker will join Brandi Carlile at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on December 6. Tickets and VIP packages are available here.
Watch the videos for previously released album tracks “The Wheels of Laredo,” (directed by Myriam Santos) here and “Hard Luck” (directed by noted photographer Chris Phelps) here, and listen to “The House That Built Me” here, and “Bring My Flowers Now” here.
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
August 23—Nashville, TN—Grand Ole Opry
September 17—New York, NY— The Bowery Ballroom, presented by SiriusXM
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: