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.
More news for Tanya Tucker
CD reviews for Tanya Tucker
It took a long time and a lot of spins and even a bit of research to find out what was missing from this new Tanya Tucker album. The project is obviously a heartfelt one and not just designed to cash in on a continuing trend of resurrecting old songs and giving them a new, glossy paint job. Tucker has recorded a dozen songs for this disc that were favorite of her late father Beau.
She certainly wasn't afraid to take on the giants. The disc has Hank Williams' (Lovesick Blues ), Buck »»»
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 »»»
Tanya Tucker's latest is not that complicated. This is , in fact, a disc from an artists maturing quite gracefully. Tucker's biggest problem in recent albums was that she tended to be so gravelly and affected, it became grating. Not here. There's an earthiness to her vocals previously missing. The lead-off "Ridin' Out the Heartache" finds her wringing the emotion out of the words without overdoing it. She shows tenderness on "By the Way" where she sings "By the way/I know it's not easy/For You to say I'm the one. »»»
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: Richey needn't chase any more
The opening lines of Kim Richey's "Chase Wild Horses," one of the best tracks on her excellent new CD, "Edgeland," starts with the lines:
"I don't chase wild horses any more/I'm all done running from the way I was before
Things I've done that I ain't proud of / I can't even stand the sound of
Follow Country Standard Time
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Dan Tyminski (known simply as "Tyminski" on his 2017 release "Southern Gothic") has traditional music roots and unassailable bluegrass street cred especially given his membership in Alison Krauss' Union Station. He is also a powerful songwriter and has been writing songs for himself and others for years now.... »»»
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»
Apparently someone to forgot to tell Joshua Hedley that country music has passed him by. Where does Hedley, aka apparently known as the Mayor of Lower Broad, come off to incorporating honky tonk, Texas swing, western swing and countrypolitan all in the first three songs of his debut? »»»
Dave Cobb produced "Volunteer" for Old Crow Medicine Show, and while word on the street was that this promised to be a more rocking, less roots music effort, such talk shouldn't dissuade fans of the group's established sound from checking it out. »»»
The Tree of Forgiveness
Mortality is very much on the mind of John Prine on this, his first album of all-new songs in 13 years. Understandably. After all, this is a man who has survived lung cancer and squamous cell cancer, the latter of which took a toll on his vocal cords. He's also had two knee replacements and a hip replacement. »»»