Tanya Tucker Teaming Up with Brandi Carlile for New Album

by Joe Rutland
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Country music legend Tanya Tucker is letting the world know that she’s working on a new album with Brandi Carlile and she’s ready to go.

Tucker, whose career got an early boost with “Delta Dawn” when she was 13 years old, has found a new audience thanks to her 2019 release, “While I’m Livin’.”

The album was produced by Carlile and Shooter Jennings. Well, Tucker said in a recent interview that she and Carlile are working again on new music.

“I feel like I sing better, I sound better,” Tucker said. “I don’t know, I guess the stars lined up again for me.”

Tanya Tucker Writing New Songs With Carlile’s Help

Tanya Tucker said she has been writing songs and getting new material from both Carlile and Jennings. She wants to keep the same approach that was taken toward recording “While I’m Livin'” with the new album.

“That’s how I got started with Billy Sherrill,” Tucker said in reference to her first producer. “We make records live. We didn’t do any overdubs.

“All I want, all I’ve ever wanted, was just an opportunity to be heard,” Tucker said. “Not to close me off and not to categorize me — just to let everybody hear me, man. They don’t have to like me, but they might, you know? I’m greedy. I just want an opportunity to gather up some more fans. The more I have, the better I like it.”

Carlile Believes Tanya Tucker Should Be Given Redemption

Carlile has said in a past interview that Tanya Tucker has not been given her due and redemption, much like Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash after their hard troubles.

“She should be lauded in the same way that so many of these amazing outlaw men are,” Carlile said.

Tucker turned 62 in October.

“While I’m Livin'” happened to be the first album of original music for Tanya Tucker in almost 20 years. Both Tucker and Carlile performed “Bring My Flowers Now” at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Tucker won Best Country Album and Best Country Song awards from the Grammys.

Tucker had just started a tour in January 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic closed down live performances. Expect her to pick that up once places open back up again.

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