An Evening with Tanya Tucker
Sweet Western Sound Tour
DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7pm
LOCATION: Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center
Tanya Tucker has seen, done and been places most people can’t imagine. A child thrust into stardom with a series of precocious hits, the iconic “Delta Dawn,” “Would You Lay with Me” and “Blood Red & Goin’ Down,” among them.
Tucker released a pair of wild and brash rock records at 18, then returned to country music in her 20s to ultimately take the CMA female vocalist of the year award in 1991. Along the way, she’s been a cutting horse champion, played dives and stadiums, created headlines and lived life to the fullest.
When While I’m Livin’ won the 2019 Grammy® for best country album, and its poignant single “Bring My Flowers Now,” won best country song and was also nominated in the song of the year category, it was a powerful statement about Tucker’s authenticity, staying power and greatness.
That approach to living is what makes her new album, Sweet Western Sound (Fantasy) such a tour du force. Building on her collaboration with Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (who co-produced Livin’), the music is bigger and more immediate – the reckonings more profound; but as always, the heart is strong, honest and willing to tell the truth about it all.