“‘While I’m Livin’,’ an earthy, charismatic mythologizing of her life.”

“Nearly fifty years after the singer became a child phenom, While I’m Livin’ arrives as a much-deserved course correction from Tanya Tucker. The album–part legacy-bolstering roots project, part first-person confessional–shows a more sensitive side of the former country star, so much so that Tucker was initially hesitant to record this batch of songs…”

“And now she’s back, with While I’m Livin’, an important album of new material…that both reaffirms the range of her abilities and, in its content, reclaims her many sides.”
“The album captures the rugged warmth from Tucker that’s been
missing in country music for nearly two decades.”

Original female outlaw Tanya Tucker’s highly anticipated new album While I’m Livin’, is out today via Fantasy Records. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, the album marks Tucker’s first new material in 17 years. Watch the album trailer here and purchase the album here.

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.”

In celebration of the release, Tucker is playing special select shows this fall. She kicked off the performances last night at Exit/In in Nashville and is at the Grand Ole Opry tonight. Additional dates include September 17 at The Bowery Ballroom (presented by SiriusXM) in New York, and October 16 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles—with a second show added on October 17 (presented by 88.5FM). Purchase tickets (including VIP packages) here, and note that tickets for the second Los Angeles show will go on sale today at 10am PST [here]. Tucker will also join Brandi Carlile at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on December 6, tickets and VIP packages are available here.

Watch the videos for previously released album tracks “The Wheels of Laredo,” (directed by Myriam Santos) here and “Hard Luck” (directed by noted photographer Chris Phelps) here, and listen to “The House That Built Mehere, and “Bring My Flowers Nowhere.

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 #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.


August 23—Nashville, TN—Grand Ole Opry
September 17—New York, NY— The Bowery Ballroom, presented by SiriusXM
October 16—Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour
October 17—Los Angeles, CA—The Troubadour, presented by 88.5FM
December 6 —Salt Lake City, UT —Vivint Arena*
*With Brandi Carlile



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)