TANYA TUCKER SCORES 10th TOP 10 COUNTRY ALBUM WITH WHILE I'M LIVIN'
ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM, PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS, ENTERS BILLBOARD’S TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART AT NO. 9; ALSO NO. 1 ON AMERICANA/FOLK CHART
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tanya Tucker’s celebrated new album While I’m Livin’, produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, debuted this week at No. 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 No. 2 and marks her first-ever No. 1 album on Nielsen’s Americana/Folk chart. Additionally, While I’m Livin’ scored impressive debuts overseas landing at No. 2 on the UK Country chart, No. 3 on the UK Americana chart and No. 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 No. 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 2019 TOUR: September 11 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley, AMERICANAFEST® September 17—New York, NY— The Bowery Ballroom, presented by SiriusXM September 18 – State College, PA – The State Theatre September 19 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center September 21 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre September 26 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre September 27 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Septemer 28 – Biloxi, MS – Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel & Casino September 29 – Walhalla, SC – Walhalla Performing Arts Center October 10 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre October 11 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Wine & Music Festival October 16—Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour (SOLD OUT) October 17—Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour, presented by 88.5FM October 19 – Big Bear Lake, CA – The Cave Big Bear October 26 – Mt Vernon, KY – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center November 7 –Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort November 9 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre November 15 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre November 16 – Bremen, GA – Mill Town Music Hall November 21 – St. Louis, MO – River City Casino November 22 – Rosemont, IL – Joe's Live November 29 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino November 30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino December 1 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere December 6 —Salt Lake City, UT —Vivint Arena*
*With Brandi Carlile
WHILE I’M LIVIN’ TRACKLIST: 1. Mustang Ridge (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth) 2. The Wheels Of Laredo (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth) 3. I Don’t Owe You Anything (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth) 4. The Day My Heart Goes Still (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth) 5. High Ridin’ Heroes (written by David Lynn Jones) 6. The House That Built Me (written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin) 7. Hard Luck (written by John C. “Pete” Bailey, David Lee Mitchell, Raymond L. Turner and Jerry Ontiberoz) 8. Rich (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth) 9. Seminole Wind Calling (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth) 10. Bring My Flowers Now (written by Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)