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Brandi Carlile, Shooter Jennings Producing New Tanya Tucker Album and Documentary

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Tanya Tucker hasn't released an album of new material since 2002's Tanya, but that's about to change. The country legend is teaming up with Americana singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile and outlaw country artist Shooter Jennings for a forthcoming album titled While I'm Living. 

Carlile told Variety that she's been a fan of Tucker's since she was a child and when Jennings told her about the project, he immediately knew Carlile should be a co-producer.

"She's the most fascinating person in country music right now, and no one knows it," Carlile told Variety. "The world's going to be like, how did we forget about Tanya Tucker?"

Carlile will also help tell Tucker's life story with the upcoming documentary Delta Dawn Then and Now: The Return of Tanya Tucker, which she's producing.

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Carlile was a big winner at the 2019 Grammy Awards, taking home the award for Best Americana Album (for By the Way, I Forgive You), Best American Roots Performance (for "The Joke") and Best American Roots Song (for "The Joke"). Carlile was also nominated in the all-genre Album of the Year category.

Jennings, the son of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, released his album Shooter! last year.

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