10 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tanya Tucker was already singing in a voice that conveyed grit and experience when she scored her first hit at age 13. In the half-century since, the veteran country star has released roughly two dozen albums. But While I’m Livin’, arriving on the heels of an extended quiet spell, is the first full-length she’s recorded that reflects—or, more accurately, magnifies—her life experiences and brassy persona. Shooter Jennings and Brandi Carlile, who both grew up with Tucker’s music, made it their crusade to produce an album that would present Tucker as an artist whose undiminished edge and seasoned wit qualify her as a legend. They selected songs, several of them written by Carlile and her frequent collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth, that dramatize Tucker's headstrong, hard-living ways and the pride she took in weathering hardship. She makes loping outlaw epics like "High Ridin' Heroes," "Hard Luck," and "Mustang Ridge" her own, and sounds more unvarnished than ever delivering soft, sentimental tunes like "The House That Built Me," "The Day My Heart Goes Still," and "Bring My Flowers Now."

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Tanya Tucker was already singing in a voice that conveyed grit and experience when she scored her first hit at age 13. In the half-century since, the veteran country star has released roughly two dozen albums. But While I’m Livin’, arriving on the heels of an extended quiet spell, is the first full-length she’s recorded that reflects—or, more accurately, magnifies—her life experiences and brassy persona. Shooter Jennings and Brandi Carlile, who both grew up with Tucker’s music, made it their crusade to produce an album that would present Tucker as an artist whose undiminished edge and seasoned wit qualify her as a legend. They selected songs, several of them written by Carlile and her frequent collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth, that dramatize Tucker's headstrong, hard-living ways and the pride she took in weathering hardship. She makes loping outlaw epics like "High Ridin' Heroes," "Hard Luck," and "Mustang Ridge" her own, and sounds more unvarnished than ever delivering soft, sentimental tunes like "The House That Built Me," "The Day My Heart Goes Still," and "Bring My Flowers Now."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

The Miracle Squeeze-Box ,

The Country comeback we’ve all been waiting for

WOW!!! What a beautiful surprise; “Wheels of Laredo” is one of the best songs that Tanya Tucker has released in a long time, and it truly encompasses what her upcoming & aptly titled new album “While I’m Livin’” has in store for fans of the TRUE & Traditional Country Sound we’ve been missing for some time, yet with a modern approach thanks to the amazingly beautiful job by co-producers & fellow Americana musicians Brandi Carlisle & Shooter Jennings
Welcome back Tanya 🙏 🏬 ☝️ 😲 😯 😮

brandifan4ever! ,

Lovin’ it!!!!

Superb Tanya Tucker vocals and the unmistakable sounds of Brandi Carlile and the Twins. An amazing collaboration of two great talents and produced by Carlile and Shooter Jennings. A number 1 album for sure.

tracer1t ,

Worth The Wait!

Tanya is back and iit has been well worth the 17 year wait . The first four singles off of the highly anticipated While I'm Livin' have been nothing short of spedtacular. It is so good to hear her legendary voice on new tunes. She is absolutrely at the top of her game. She is country music royality and this album reminds us why. Thank you to Fantasy Records, Shooter, and Brandi for beleiving in our Texas Tornado! Back in the seventies, on the cover of the Rolling Stone, the headline read "Hi, I'm Tanya Tucker, I'm 15, you're goonna hear from me." Tanya, we are still all ears.

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