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Tanya Tucker sues producer

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 – Tanya Tucker filed suit against a Nashville music producer, saying he broke a contract with her and has $170,000 of her personal property according to the Tennessean.

Tucker claimed she and producer Gregg A. Brown, owner of Revelator Records, had a verbal deal in 2006 that Revelator would produce Tucker's performances so she could shop them to vendors. The suit claimed that the masters would be owned by Tucker if she made plans to finance the deal and perform. They also agreed investors would be repaid from the money made from sales of the recordings.

Tucker raised $145,000 and paid for other expenses associated with it, according to the lawsuit. Tucker said that in 2007 the recordings were finished, but Brown retained 6 masters. He also was accused of stealing 29 videos of Tucker. Brown allegedly did not use the $145,000 raised by Tucker and had $60,000 in unpaid production fees.

Tucker wants her money back along with accounting by Brown of how the money was spent.

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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: Pistol Annies hit the targets – Pistol Annies, the all-star trio comprised of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, made the last stop of its short tour a downtown Los Angeles date. This was the last show, that is, until after the pregnant Presley gives birth to her child. Traveling in support of the act's third album "Interstate Gospel," these talented... »»»
Concert Review: Williams brings the joy back – It's not as if Lucinda Williams has been idle. Far from it this year, but 20 years on, Williams decided to trot out her masterpiece "Car Wheels on a Gravel Road" as the centerpiece of her tour. Music and artist have held up exceedingly well. Williams had always been a well thought of performer, although she was not too big when it came... »»»
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