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Family Serves as Inspiration on Tanya Tucker's 'My Turn'



In 2007, Tanya Tucker left Nashville to live in the beachfront community of Malibu, California. The move, however, didn't cause her to abandon her Country music roots. Here's a look at Tanya's new album of Country classics.

"Ramblin' Fever" is one of 12 songs made famous by legendary male Country singers that Tanya Tucker included on her new album, My Turn. Her late father and manager, Beau Tucker, was the inspiration behind the collection.

"I picked the songs my daddy always wanted me to sing," she explains. "This is really a tribute to him because he was with me throughout my entire career."

Guests on My Turn include bluegrass stars Rhonda and Darrell Vincent, Tex-Mex singer Flaco Jimenez, Cajun artist Jo-El Sonnier and award-winning bluegrass band The Grascals, featured on the Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn classic, "After The Fire Is Gone."

Tanya was only 13 years old when she recorded the Top 10 Country hit "Delta Dawn." Since then, she's had 40 more Top 10 Country singles, including 10 that reached Number One.

During the 1970s and early '80s, Tanya battled drug and alcohol abuse, which had a negative effect on her career. She made a comeback in the late-1980s with a string of hits like "Just Another Love," "If It Don't Come Easy" and "Strong Enough To Bend." That success continued into the 1990s, when she earned the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist award. In 2002, Tanya ranked at Number 20 on Country Music Television's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music list.

In June, Tanya will return to Nashville to appear at Marty Stuart's 8th annual late-night jam. The show, which features several Grand Ole Opry stars, will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

Tanya's future projects include an upcoming cable television reality series. "Tuckertown" will follow her family's move to California and their new life on the West Coast.

The first single from "My Turn" is a duet Tanya recorded with Grammy-winning singer Jim Lauderdale. It's their version of the late Buck Owens' 1964 Number One hit, "Love's Gonna Live Here."

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