Country music royalty Tanya Tucker announced that she will be releasing her album, “While I’m Livin’” after a 17-year hiatus. The Texas-born country singer’s last album called “Tanya” was released in 2002, however, she dropped a cover album in 2009 called “My Turn.” between albums.
Coming out August 23, the album will feature all songs produced and written by Brandi Carlie, Shooter Jennings and twin duo Tim and Phil Hanseroth—all country legends. So far she has released the song from the album called “Hard Luck,” which features both Shooter Jennings and Carlie hanging out with the singer in an old country bar.
Tucker will be playing special shows in three cities celebrating the release of her new album. The concerts will be held in intimate settings on August 22 at the Exit/In in Nashville, September 17 at The Bowery Ballroom in New York and October 16 at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 12.
In a press release, she described how every song on the album was formed. “The Day My Heart Goes Still” is Tucker’s ode to her late father and “Mustang Ridge” describes her tough upbringing in Texas.
The 60-year-old singer has maintained a long-lasting in country music as she released her first hit, “Delta Dawn,” when she was only 13—and it also got the young country singer a Grammy nomination for best female country vocal performance.
Since then, she has released 23 Top 40 albums and 56 Top 40 single with ten of them reaching #1 on the Billboard country charts.
While I’m Livin’ tracklist:
1. Mustang Ridge (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)
2. The Wheels Of Laredo
3. I Don’t Owe You Anything
4. The Day My Heart Goes Still
5. High Ridin’ Heroes
6. The House That Built Me
7. Hard Luck
9. Seminole Wind Calling
10. Bring My Flowers Now
PHOTO CREDIT: Boston Lynn Schultz