Lauded by Rolling Stone Country for “delivering a mesmerizing rendition of their song ‘The Wheels of Laredo’” during “The Tonight Show” Thursday, Tucker is enjoying a career resurgence with the release of her 10th Top 10 Billboard Top Country Album While I’m Livin’, produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings. While nine previous record releases have ascended to the Top 10, While I’m Livin’ is Tucker’s first debut of her illustrious career. The Fantasy Records release is the legendary country star’s first new material in 17 years. Purchase While I’m Livin’ here, and watch the album trailer, here.
While I’m Livin’ marks Tucker’s 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.
ABOUT TANYA TUCKER:
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.
ABOUT RYMAN AUDITORIUM:
A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built as a tabernacle by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892, served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-74 and was completely renovated in 1994. The Ryman is open for tours during the day and at night offers a wide variety of entertainment performances, just as it has for over 125 years. The venue was voted the 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Pollstar Theatre of the Year and recently took home its sixth consecutive CMA Venue of the Year Award as well as a sixth ACM Award for Venue of the Year. Ryman Auditorium is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a Nashville-based REIT that also owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry, Ole Red and 650 AM WSM. For more information, visit ryman.com.
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