Tuesday 11pm: Feature LP: Tanya Tucker – While I’m Livin’ (2019)

August 27, 2019
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While I’m Livin’ is the twenty-fifth studio album by American country music singer Tanya Tucker. It was released on August 23, 2019, by Fantasy Records. The album was produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings. It is Tucker’s first album in a decade, since 2009’s My Turn, and her first album of original material since her 2002 album, Tanya.

After Tucker’s 2002 album, Tanya, barely broke the top 40 of the country albums chart, she began to retreat from the spotlight. Since 2002, Tucker has only released one studio album, 2009’s My Turn, an album of covers of songs by male country stars she listened to growing up, which was a disaster by Tucker’s standards. She later recalled to Entertainment Weekly that “It should have been called My Sh—y Turn. They didn’t use the final vocals I made. I had no control.” After the release of My Turn, Tucker had more personal and pressing issues to deal with. She began to experience health problems from the chronic fatigue disease Epstein-barr. Both of her parents passed away, leaving her emotionally drained and without management. Tucker’s father had been her manager since the beginning of her career. Tucker recalled this time in her life, saying, “I quit touring. I didn’t have a band. I went out to Malibu and sat in the sun and spent a lot of money.”

Once Tucker decided to come back to the spotlight, she went to various labels only to find that there was little interest. For a while, Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) had been casually speaking with her about the possibility of him producing her new album. Plans for a new album really began to speed up once Jennings mentioned to friend and avid Tucker fan Brandi Carlile that he would like for her to write a new song for the album. Carlile and her long-time collaborators, Phil and Tim Hanseroth, wrote nearly an entire album’s worth of material. Jennings told Carlile that since she was such a big Tanya fan, she should co-produce the album with him. Tucker recalled that she was hesitant about recording the album at first, saying, “I didn’t know if the songs were strong enough.”

The album was recorded over three weeks in January 2019, at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles.

1. “Mustang Ridge” 3:37
2. “The Wheels of Laredo” 3:49
3. “I Don’t Owe You Anything” 2:34
4. “The Day My Heart Goes Still” 3:19
5. “High Ridin’ Heroes”  3:27
6. “The House That Built Me” 4:12
7. “Hard Luck” 3:22
8. “Rich” 2:33
9. “Seminole Wind Calling” 3:35
10. “Bring My Flowers 4:20

Tuesday 6pm: Feature Artist – Tanya Tucker

October 10, 2017
Editor In Chief

Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958, in Seminole, Texas) is an American country music artist who had her first hit, “Delta Dawn”, in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched a streak of top-10 and top-40 hits. She has had several successful albums, several Country Music Association award nominations, and hit songs such as 1973’s “What’s Your Mama’s Name?” and “Blood Red and Goin’ Down”, 1975’s “Lizzie and the Rainman”, and 1988’s “Strong Enough to Bend”.

Wednesday 9pm: Feature Artist

October 12, 2016
Editor In Chief

feature-artistThis week on Feature Artist, music from David Lee Roth, Tanya Tucker, Daryl Hall, Paul Simon, Sammy Hagar, Cliff Richard and Thomas Dolby.

Artist Countdown: Paul Davis Top 20 Hits 12pm ET

April 20, 2013
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Paul DavisPaul Lavon Davis (April 21, 1948 – April 22, 2008) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for his radio hits and solo career which started worldwide in 1970. His career encompassed soul, country and pop music. Typically, the slower the tempo of a Davis record, the longer it took to reach its peak position. Notable songs in his career include 1977’s “I Go Crazy“, a No. 7 pop hit which once held the record for the longest chart run on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as the No. 6 “‘65 Love Affair“, his highest-charting pop hit. In the mid-1980s, he also had two country No. 1 hits as a guest vocalist on songs by Marie Osmond and Tanya Tucker, and wrote singles for other country singers. His appearance in the mid-1970s to early 1980s resembled Leon Russell.

Before his death on April 22, 2008 (one day after his 60th birthday), Davis had returned to singing and songwriting by recording two songs, “You Ain’t Sweet Enough” and “Today.” He died from a heart attack at the Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. -Wikipedia

1 Ride ‘Em Cowboy
2 Sweet Life
3 ’65 Love Affair
4 I Go Crazy
5 Cool Night
6 Do Right
7 Superstar
8 You’re Still New to Me (with Marie Osmond)
9 I Just Wanna Keep It Together
10 I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love (with Tanya Tucker)
11 A Little Bit of Soap
12 Love or Let Me Be Lonely
13 Thinking of You
14 Darlin (with Susan Collins)
15 Cry Just a Little
16 Boogie Woogie Man
17 Keep Our Love Alive
18 (It Takes) Two To Tango
19 Reggae Kind Of Way
20 Three Little Words
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