Country icon Tanya Tucker is the subject of a new documentary, which debuted at this year's SXSW festival. The Return of Tanya Tucker chronicles the recording process with Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings for Tucker's 2019 album, While I'm Livin', which was the legend's first album of new material in 17 years.
The documentary will debut in the fall of 2022. The trailer for the film, directed by Kathlyn Horan, features Carlile discussing Tucker's impact as an artist.
"I have loved Tanya Tucker since I was eight years old," Carlile says. "Tanya's voice is in all of us that sing country music and it's time for all of us to do an about face and recognize that."
See the trailer for the documentary below.
A previously released clip from the documentary shows Carlile and Tucker meeting for the first time at Sunset Sound Recording Studio in Los Angeles.
"It's so surreal to see my life captured moment by moment during the recording process with Brandi, as well as some footage that I haven't seen in decades!" Tucker said in a statement (quote via Deadline). "Sony Pictures Classics is the perfect partner and I can't wait for the world to see this masterpiece Kathlyn and her team captured!"
While I'm Livin' marked a career resurgence for Tucker and led to the singer-songwriter getting long overdue credit for her role as a trailblazer in the outlaw country genre. Tucker won her first Grammy award for the album's title track, which she wrote with Carlile and Phil and Tim Hanseroth.
In April, Tucker commemorated the 50th anniversary of her classic song "Delta Dawn" at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium alongside special guests.
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