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My Turn

Tanya Tucker - My Turn

2009 | Time Life Records 

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My Turn Notes

Working with producer Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked), Tanya Tucker selected songs from her childhood for My Turn 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 Darrell 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."

The power of Tucker's recordings is palpable as she wrings new, unexpected and tough-as-nails emotion from lyrics like Merle Haggard's "Ramblin' Man"; "But I don't let no no man tie me down, And I never get too old to get around. I wanna die along the highway and rot away, Like some old high-line pole, Rest this ramblin' fever in my soul." And when Tucker sings "Is Anyone Going To San Antone," she turns it from heartbreak to acerbic; "Wish he hadn't done me that way, Sleepin' under a table at a road side stop, Well a woman could wake up dead, Still it seems a warmer than it did, Sleepin' in your king size bed."

Credits of My Turn

  • Pete Anderson
  • Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), String Arrangements, Mandola, Producer, Arranger, Bass, Percussion, Harmonica

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