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Tucker, Gill, Midland drop new music

Friday, August 23, 2019 – Tanya Tucker releases her first album in 17 years, while Midland releases its second album and veteran Vince Gill is back with a very personal album.

Tucker is out with "While I'm Livin'," an autobiographically-based disc, although she only wrote one song. Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings co-produced the disc with Carlile having a hand in doing much of the writing.

Gill goes back to his roots with "OKIE," his first disc in three years. Gill gets personal throughout the album with thoughts about marriage, faith and sexual abuse included in the mix. He also paid tribute to the late songwriter Guy Clark. "Nothin' Like a Guy Clark Song" and Merle Haggard on "A World Without Haggard." Gill had a hand in writing all 12 songs.

Midland, which has enjoyed hits with "Let It Roll," a 14-song CD. This is the follow-up to the trio's "On the Rocks" from 2017, which yielded the hit "Drinkin' Problem." The group consists of lead singer/guitarist Mark Wystrach, lead guitarist/vocalist Jess Carson and bassist/vocalist Cameron Duddy. Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, co-produced the album.

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While I'm Livin' CD review - While I'm Livin'
It's been 17 years since we've had a new album from Tanya Tucker, so it's a real pleasure to hear her clear throaty vocals deliver these songs with her characteristic raw emotion. Tucker knows how to get into a song and make it her own, and she demonstrates her ability to turn phrases on this set of songs. Every song is a gem, and every song might be describing some aspect of her own life. Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings produced the album, and Jennings played piano almost every »»»
My Turn CD review - My Turn
It took a long time and a lot of spins and even a bit of research to find out what was missing from this new Tanya Tucker album. The project is obviously a heartfelt one and not just designed to cash in on a continuing trend of resurrecting old songs and giving them a new, glossy paint job. Tucker has recorded a dozen songs for this disc that were favorite of her late father Beau. She certainly wasn't afraid to take on the giants. The disc has Hank Williams' (Lovesick Blues ), Buck »»»
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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 »»»
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: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
Concert Review: Not much really changes for LaFarge – Just one look at the stage made it clear that this was not going to be a typical night with Pokey LaFarge. There were only a few guitars to be seen, which meant that LaFarge was going it alone. "I've been touring for years with a band," LaFarge told perhaps a few hundred people before he had even played a note.... »»»
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