TANYA TUCKER SHARES THE TOUGH AND TENDER “READY AS I’LL NEVER BE”


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, legendary country artist Tanya Tucker (Fantasy Records) shared a brand-new single "Ready As I'll Never Be," her first original music since the release of Tucker’s 2019’s acclaimed, 2X GRAMMY®-winning album, While I’m Livin’. The poignant and moving track, written by Tucker and Brandi Carlile, serves as the end-title of the new documentary THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER – FEATURING BRANDI CARLILE (Sony Pictures Classics), which opens today in New York and Los Angeles. Listen to “Ready As I’ll Never Be” HERE. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings and mixed by Trina Shoemaker, the deeply moving “Ready As I’ll Never Be,” is a powerful reflection of gratitude and regret—with key contributions from Tanya Tucker (vocals), Brandi Carlile (piano, background vocal), Phil Hanseroth (bass, background vocal), Tim Hanseroth (background vocal), John Schreffler, Jr. (pedal steel), and Matt Chamberlain (drums, percussion). Nominated earlier this week for a Critics Choice Documentary Award for Best Music Documentary, THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER – FEATURING BRANDI CARLILE, is also on the DOC NYC Shortlist and featured on the Savannah Film Festival Doc to Watch Panel. In addition, it has played to rapt festival audiences at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival, and the Nashville Film Festival, among others. Taking stock of the past while remaining vitally alive in the present and keeping an eye on the future, THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER is a rousing exploration of an unexpected friendship built on the joy of a perfectly timed creative collaboration. Watch the official trailer HERE. Opening nation-wide on November 4, the feature-length film, directed by Kathlyn Horan, follows Tucker’s richly creative, utterly captivating, bumpy ride back to the top as Carlile encourages her to push past her fears to create a new sound and reach a new audience. The writing, the experimenting, and refining of this new music mixes with all that came before – using rare archival footage and photographs to delve into Tucker’s history, beginning in a single wide trailer in Seminole, Texas. TANYA TUCKER ON TOUR Oct. 29 Lucktoberfest - Spicewood, Texas Dec. 1 Yavapai College Performing Arts Center - Prescott, Ariz. Dec. 2 Golden Nugget Casino - Las Vegas, Nev. Dec. 16 Shooting Star Casino & Lodge - Mahnomen, Minn. To keep up with Tanya, follow her on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. ABOUT TANYA TUCKER:
 Edgy. Classic. Country. A defining voice of music and a modern-day legend, two-time 2020 GRAMMY® winner Tanya Tucker continues to inspire artists today. Born in Seminole, Texas, Tanya had her first country hit, the classic “Delta Dawn,” at the age of 13 in 1972. Since that auspicious beginning, she has become one of the most admired and influential artists in country music history, amassing 23 Top 40 albums and a stellar string of 56 Top 40 singles, ten of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard country charts. Tanya’s indelible songs include some of country music’s biggest hits such as the aforementioned “Delta Dawn,” “Soon,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” “Trouble,” “Texas (When I Die),” “If It Don’t Come Easy” and “Strong Enough To Bend.” Tanya is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. In 2020, Tanya received two GRAMMY® Awards for Best Country Album: While I'm Livin’ and Best Country Song: “Bring My Flowers Now.” In the fall of 2020, Fantasy Records released Tanya Tucker - Live From The Troubadour on October 16, the one-year anniversary of Tanya’s historic, standing-room only set from which it originates. Tanya was in the midst of resurgent visibility and acclaim generated by her Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings produced While I’m Livin’ album released two months earlier – so the brief stand in front of the West Hollywood tastemaker crowd took on a palpable air of significance. As someone who’s been center stage for more than 50 years, Tanya is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album directly to The Troubadour. The country icon’s signature tequila, Tanya Tucker’s Cosa Salvaje Tequila, is now available in 14 U.S. states and Canada, with additional stores carrying the spirit every day. To order Tanya Tucker’s Cosa Salvaje Tequila, visit CosaSalvajeTequila.com. For more information on Tanya, merchandise and more, go to TanyaTucker.com.