Tanya Tucker, Alex Hall: Atlanta Symphony Hall
Friday September 29, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
CRITIC’S PICK: Before Brandi Carlile became Joni Mitchell’s biggest cheerleader, she helped country pop star Tanya Tucker craft her 2019 album that became one of the most successful comeback stories in country music. She’s followed it up with a new album and the “Sweet Western Sound Tour,” named after the latest release. The album is another keeper — with more original material penned by Carlile and her Hanseroth twins band. It’s one of the best, most deserving returns and live, the 64-year-old Tucker’s throaty voice and no-nonsense attitude remains powerful and moving. — Hal Horowitz
From the venue:Tanya Tucker has seen, done and been places most people can’t imagine — and she’s done it at a pace that would kill mere mortals. A child thrust into stardom with a series of precocious hits, the iconic “Delta Dawn,” “Would You Lay With Me,” and “Blood Red & Goin’ Down,” among them, she then released a pair of wild and brash rock records at 18, then returned to country music in her 20s to ultimately take the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award in 1991. Along the way, she’s been a cutting horse champion, played dives, arenas, stadiums, and the Houston Rodeo, created headlines, and wrung out the absolute last drop out of every moment.