News — By ATF on July 3, 2009 8:30 pm
The Time Life ‘Saguaro Road Records’ Release Reconstructs Classic Country – In Stores Now
Nashville, TN — One of country music’s greatest legends, Tanya Tucker, has just released her much anticipated new CD, My Turn, on Saguaro Road Records. On this new album Tucker takes classic country songs originally recorded by the all time great male legends of the time and turns the tables, giving classics such as “You Don’t Know Me” and “Oh, Lonesome Me” a powerful reconstruction from a woman’s point of view.
Only 13 when her provocative “Delta Dawn” caused a nationwide stir and became a Top 10 country hit, Tucker has built one of the most successful and compelling careers in music. Considered one of the very few females of the “outlaw” country movement, she holds a Grammy award, two Country Music Association awards, Two Academy of Country Music awards, and three CMT Awards. 23 of her albums have landed in the country Top 40 chart since her 1972 debut, and she has amassed 10 #1 country singles, 33 that have reached the Top 5, and 41 in the Top 10.
Recent accolades listed here:
“….try My Turn by Tanya Tucker. She takes songs traditionally sung by men, such as ‘You Don’t Know Me,’ and interprets them from a female perspective….” —Parade Magazine
“Tucker was the Taylor Swift of her day, scoring her first hit when she was just 13. Now 50, she flips the script on country classics recorded by men, like “You Don’t Know Me.” Appealing? Yes.…” —People Magazine, Chuck Arnold
“Few artists have had longer or more colorful careers than Tanya Tucker….”—Billboard Magazine, Deborah Evans Price
On MY TURN, Tanya Tucker got to work with famed producer Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked). Tucker selected songs from her childhood that inspired her career and completely transformed their delivery and meaning with her inimitable earthy, passionate and unflinching style. Tucker reworked classics such as Buck Owens’ “Love’s Gonna Live Here” (featuring Jim Lauderdale), “You Don’t Know Me” by Eddy Arnold, George Jones’ “Walk Through This World With Me” and even invited The Grascals to join her on a flip-flop of the Conway Twitty/Loretta Lynn duet “After The Fire Is Gone.” Bluegrass stars Rhonda and Darrin Vincent also appear on the album and producer Anderson does double duty, playing guitar on each track. ”I always knew Tanya was a great singer,” said Anderson, “but not until she went up against the classic country songs and singers of all time did I realize that she is one of the greatest alive ….she made these songs her own.” “I am extremely proud of the record we made,” he added.
“I picked the songs my daddy always wanted me to sing,” explains Tucker. “This is really a tribute to him because he was with me throughout my entire career. He’s now with God above but I know he’s watching over me still and loving these songs and this record.”
Mike Jason, Senior Vice President Audio & Video Retail for Saguaro Road said “Tanya is one of the few country superstars able to deliver searingly honest country songs and still relate to fans of every age and musical interest.” He then added, “she is a one of a kind artist and personality and epitomizes what we at Saguaro Road are all about.”
Upcoming media appearances include Better TV (Syndicated), Fox News Channel’s Huckabee, Fox Business Channel, Fox Entertainment, SiriusXM Radio, NYC Profiles (CUNY TV), Game Show Network, Joey Reynolds Show and Associated Press Television.
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