Tanya Tucker Unveils New Album At BMI Nashville

Posted in News on October 16, 2002
Tanya Tucker celebrated her first studio album in five years with a party for friends, colleagues and fans at BMI Nashville (9/26). Tucker and Roger Murrah were executive producers of the project — entitled Tanya — which was produced by Barry Beckett and Jerry Laseter. The 12-song album, released September 24 on her own Tuckertime Records, is distributed by Capitol Records/Nashville.

Barry Beckett, Roger Murrah, Jerry Laseter, Tanya Tucker, BMI's Paul Corbin and Joyce Rice

Tanya's fast-rising Top 40 debut single, "A Memory Like I'm Gonna Be," was written by Laseter, who is Tucker's fiancé, and Murrah.. Other songwriters contributing to the project are Bob DiPiero, Hank Cochran, Marcus Hummon, Monty Criswell, Earl Clark, David Stewart, Pat Terry, Gary Burr, Kerry Kurt Phillips, Beth Hooker and Gary Nicholson. Special guests include background vocalists Vince Gill and Bekka Bramlett plus musicians the Nashville String Machine.

Capitol Nashville's Fletcher Foster and Tanya Tucker

Tucker, who will celebrate her 30th year as a BMI affiliate in January, was presented with a black leather jacket by BMI's Paul Corbin. Since her 1972 debut hit, "Delta Dawn," Tucker has scored with a steady string of hits: "What's Your Mama's Name?", "Blood Red And Goin' Down," "Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)?", "Lizzie And The Rainman," "San Antonio Stroll," "Here's Some Love," "I Won't Take Less Than Your Love," "If It Don't Come Easy," "Strong Enough To Bend," "Down To My Last Teardrop," "(Without You) What Do I Do About Me," "Some Kind Of Trouble" and "It's A Little Too Late."

She was the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year in 1991.

Tanya Tucker, daughter Layla Laseter and BMI's Paul Corbin

Tanya Tucker performing "A Memory Like I'm Gonna Be"