TANYA TUCKER’S NEW ALBUM ‘SWEET WESTERN SOUND’ OUT NOW

TANYA TUCKER’S ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM

SWEET WESTERN SOUND OUT NOW

PRODUCED BY BRANDI CARLILE AND SHOOTER JENNINGS

2x GRAMMY-winning entertainment legend and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Tanya Tucker’s highly anticipated new album, Sweet Western Sound, is out now via Fantasy Records. Stream or purchase HERE.

Produced once again by Brandi Carlile and Shooter JenningsSweet Western Sound reunites the award-winning trio following Tanya’s landmark 2019 album, While I’m Livin’, which reintroduced her to a new generation and went on to win the GRAMMY for Best Country Album as well as Best Country Song (“Bring My Flowers Now”).

Critical acclaim for Sweet Western Sound:

“that there, painted in vivid strokes and cinematic details, is Country music, folks.” – Entertainment Focus

“Sweet Western Sound magnifies every crevice of existence, and you may just see yourself reflected back in its dazzling looking glass.” – Holler

..this is a strong follow-on from While I’m Livin’..” – Country Music People

“with her signature vocal, Tucker delivers”—Billboard

“centers Tucker’s classic voice as she recalls her storied life with a sense of hard-fought strength”—Consequence

“goosebump-provoking harmonies that spark a chill down spines”—American Songwriter

“a vibrant collection of songs that radiate with both tenderness and toughness…It’s a pleasure to have another new album from Tucker”—No Depression

“The living legend exudes enduring charisma in this stunning, stirring performance.”
Music Row

“one of outlaw country’s most cherished voices…she fills every minute of these 10 songs with rich storytelling, heartfelt melodies and wizened vocals.”—Riff Magazine

“showcases Tucker’s rich vocals as she casts out wishes for the future that lies before her”
The Boot

“incredibly unique and timeless vocals”—Whiskey Riff

 

In celebration of the new music, Tanya performed at the Grand Ole Opry, where she made history by riding a horse onto the Opry stage for the first time ever, followed by two shows at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. She tours the US on her “Sweet Western Sound Tour”. See below for complete tour itinerary.

Sweet Western Sound stands on Tanya’s exquisitely warm and wizened vocals and a spectacular collection of cut-deep songs—an assertive and confident declaration of vitality and purpose from an irrepressible and irreplaceable country music icon. In addition to songs by Tanya, Carlile and Jennings, the album features contributions from Bernie Taupin, Phil and Tim Hanseroth, JT Nero, Billy Don Burns and Craig Dillingham as well as a voicemail-generated rhyme from Tanya’s hero and close friend, the late great Billy Joe Shaver, which opens and closes the album.

Sweet Western Sound is another revelation and I’m excited to see what folks think of our new endeavor,” says Tanya. “It’s ALWAYS a trip working with Brandi and Shooter. I didn’t know if we’d be working together again on a new album after While I’m Livin’!! But we did it! Lots of new things we did this time, and I even co-wrote some of the songs, which means a lot to me. Brandi says we’re MAGIC together, and I’m starting to believe her!!!!”

Photo credit: Michael Franz

Born in Seminole, Texas, Tanya had her first country hit, the classic “Delta Dawn,” at the age of 13 in 1972. Since that auspicious beginning, she 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. Tanya’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.” Tanya is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. In 2020, Tanya received two GRAMMY® Awards for Best Country Album: While I’m Livin’ and Best Country Song: “Bring My Flowers Now.” In October 2022 “The Return of Tanya Tucker, Featuring Brandi Carlile,” a documentary that chronicles the resurgence in Tucker’s career following the success of her aforementioned 2019 album While I’m Livin’, hit theaters globally via Sony Pictures Classics. Lauded by The New York Times, the documentary raves that Tanya “hasn’t lost a step-in terms of phrasing. The teardrop in her voice, strategically used in heartache songs, remains credible. [The doc] interweaves the contemporary sessions…better-than-competent piece of fan service.” In December 2022, Tanya made her acting debut in a lead role in Paramount’s “A Nashville Country Christmas,” starring alongside Academy Award® winner Keith Carradine. On the spirits side, the country icon’s signature tequila, Tanya Tucker’s Cosa Salvaje Tequila, is now available in 14 U.S. states and Canada, with additional stores carrying the tequila every day. To order Tanya Tucker’s Cosa Salvaje Tequila, visit CosaSalvajeTequila.com. To keep up with Tanya Tucker, go to TanyaTucker.com!

TRACK LIST
SWEET WESTERN SOUND

  1. Tanya (written by Billy Joe Shaver, Tanya Tucker)
    2. Kindness (written by Tim Hanseroth, Phil Hanseroth)
    3. Breakfast In Birmingham featuring Brandi Carlile (written by Brandi Carlile, Bernie Taupin)
    4. Waltz Across a Moment (written by Shooter Jennings)
    5. Ready As I’ll Never Be (written by Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker)
    6. The List (written by Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker)
    7. Letter To Linda (written by Tanya Tucker, Shooter Jennings)
    8. City of Gold (written by JT Nero)
    9. That Wasn’t Me (written by Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth, Phil Hanseroth)
    10. When The Rodeo Is Over (Where Does the Cowboy Go?) (written by Billy Don Burns, Craig Dillingham)

TANYA TUCKER CONFIRMED US TOUR DATES

June 17—Martinsville, IN—Morgan County Fairgrounds+

June 23—Lubbock, TX—The Buddy Holly Hall

June 24—Helotes, TX—John T. Floore’s Country Store

June 27—Houston, TX—The Heights Theater

June 28—Houston, TX—The Heights Theater

June 30—Fort Worth, TX—Billy Bob’s

July 1—Miami, OK—Buffalo Run Casino

July 22—Fort St. John, BC—Energetic County Fair

July 26—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom

July 28—Calgary, AB—Calgary Folk Music Festival

July 30—White Sulphur Springs, MT—Red Ants Pants Music Festival

September 7—Marietta, OH—The Peoples Bank Theatre

September 9—Orillia, ON—Casino Rama Entertainment Centre

September 14—New York, NY—SummerStage in Central Park

September 15—Shippensburg, PA—H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center

September 22—Florence, KY—Turfway Park Event Center

September 23—Huntsville, AL—Orion Amphitheater#

September 28—Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theatre

September 29—Atlanta, GA—Atlanta Symphony Hall

October 4—Fayetteville, AR—Walton Arts Center – Baum Walker Hall

October 6-8—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 13-15—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival

*with The Highwomen
+co-headline with Ashley McBryde and special guests Neal McCoy and Easton Corbin
#with Brandi Carlile

 

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