Tanya Tucker is working on a new album with Brandi Carlile.
Tucker won two Grammys for her 2019 record While I’m Livin’ which Carlile produced. The Texan native broke into the Country scene in 1972 with her signature tune 'Delta Dawn'; she was just 13 at the time and the song propelled her to stardom. Despite having a string of hits in the eighties and nineties, her music was often eclipsed by rumours about her relationships and addiction struggles. Carlile said “I don’t think she was given the same grace an artist like Waylon and Willie and Cash were given, for the times that they maybe didn’t live up to their own standards of healthfulness. She should be lauded in the same way that so many of these amazing outlaw men are".
In a recent interview, Tucker made it clear that she wants While I’m Livin' to be the beginning of a long new chapter in her career. The record was the first album of original songs in nearly 20 years from Tucker, who she says she is already writing with Carlile and hopes Shooter Jennings will be involved again. Speaking about working with Carlile, Tucker said “She explains things like I can understand it. So whenever anyone wants me to do something and I don’t wanna do it, they have her call me!”
Tanya Tucker's latest album While I'm Livin' is out now via Ttuckaho / Concord. Watch the video for 'Bring My Flowers Now' below.