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Tanya Tucker evacuates Malibu home due to area fires

Monday, October 22, 2007 – Wildfires in California caused Tanya Tucker to have her teenage daughter evacuate their home in Malibu, one of the areas worst hit by the fires.

Tucker, who is currently in Las Vegas, said in a statement released late Sunday night, "My 18-year-old daughter, Presley, had to leave the house with our four dogs. We woke up in horror this morning. It was very chaotic."

Soon after Presley was evacuated, fire helicopters doused the residence with water to help keep the fire from spreading. "All my stage clothing, boots, belts and wardrobe is in that house. I have so much memorabilia since I just moved from Nashville to Malibu," said Tucker.

Fires have hit southern California due to a drought.

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The old growl and attitude is still there, perhaps just a bit less threatening or convincing, but there is a softer, more sensitive side that comes through on Tanya Tucker's new disc. This is the first release in five years for Tucker and her first on her new Tuckertime Records label. "Old Weakness" starts the disc in a manner befitting her chip-on-the-shoulder legacy. But her tone softens almost immediately "Oh What A Love" and continues through much of the rest of the disc for songs like "We »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: AmericanaFest stays ahead of the curve – If the Americana Festival and Conference proves anything, it's that anything and everything born of genuine roots can be classified as Americana. It doesn't matter whether it originates from the heartland, the swamps of the south, the outer reaches of California, the mountains of Appalachia, or as far afield as the Australian outback and the... »»»
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