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Tucker returns to action

Monday, March 9, 2015 – Tanya Tucker is recording again.

The singer signed with APA Nashville, a Nashville booking company, it was announced today. Taking time off to raise her children, Tucker is now prepping to hit the road once again with a new tour and new music. Slated for release later this year, the new tracks will be included in her first album since 2009's "My Turn."

Tucker's publicist said in a follow-up email that the label and management would be announced "soon."

Since her 1972 debut, Tucker has four Platinum albums, eight Gold albums, and hits such as "The Jamestown Ferry," "Down To My Last Teardrop" and "Soon."

"I've taken a few years off, and it is time to get back on the road," said Tucker. "I am really excited to perform all the hits that the fans love so much, and sing a few new songs that I have been working on."

Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner and Head of Concerts at APA Nashville, said, "We are so delighted to be working with Tanya Tucker once again. She is simply one of those artists that is an American original - where you don't have to doubt who it is when you're listening to her. The fans have always been responsive to her live show, so this is nothing but a win-win for everyone concerned."

Tour dates will be announced soon.

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My Turn CD review - My Turn
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Tanya
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 »»»
Complicated
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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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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