Tanya Tucker Continues Her Renaissance With ‘Sweet Western Sounds Tour’ And Album


Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Tanya Tucker brings her “Sweet Western Sound Tour” to 24 cities across North America, including five nights in a special “Texas Takeover,” starting April 30 at Wilkesboro, North Carolina’s MerleFest.

The tour includes two nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and a Texas swing with stops at Lubbock’s Buddy Holly Hall, Helotes’ John T. Floore’s Country Store, Houston’s Heights Theater (two nights) and Fort Worth’s Billy Bob’s. She’ll also spend two nights at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and perform in cities including New York, Atlanta, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Fayetteville, Arkansas, with more dates to be announced.

She’ll also appear with The Highwomen June 11 at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, and co-headline with Ashley McBryde and special guests Neal McCoy and Easton Corbin June 17 at Morgan County Fairgrounds in Martinsville, Indiana. 

Tickets will be available for pre-sale starting this Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. local time, with general on-sale following Friday, April 28, also at 10 a.m. local time. Full details can be found at Tucker’s website. 

The tour is in support of Tucker’s highly anticipated new album, Sweet Western Sound, which will be released June 2 on Fantasy Records and is produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings – the team behind the legendary singer’s 2019 Grammy-winning While I’m Livin’, her first new album in 17 years. 

In addition to songs by Tanya, Carlile and Jennings, the album features contributions from Bernie Taupin, Phil and Tim Hanseroth, JT Nero, Billy Don Burns and Craig Dillingham as well as a voicemail-generated rhyme from Tanya’s hero and close friend, the late great Billy Joe Shaver, which opens and closes the album. 

Tucker continues her country music revival, having had her first at age 13 with “Delta Dawn” in 1972. She’s released 23 Top 40 albums and 56 Top 40 singles, including 10 that reached No. 1 on Billboard’s country music chart. 

Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards including two CMAs, to ACMs and three CMT awards. She won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Album, including for her most recent effort, “While I’m Livin’ and and Best Country Song for “Bring My Flowers Now.” Last year, she was the subject of a documentary film, “The Return of Tanya Tucker, Featuring Brandi Carlile,” that chronicled her 2019 resurgence. 

Box office reports submitted to Pollstar for Tucker include a June 4, 2022, show at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center in Cherokee, North Carolina, that sold 2,507 tickets ang grossed $116,039.


April 30 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest

May 12 Biloxi, MS Golden Nugget Casino

May 13 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget Casino

May 18 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

May 20 Saint Michael, ND Spirit Lake Casino

June 3 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

June 4 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

June 11 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre*

June 17 Martinsville, IN Morgan County Fairgrounds+

June 23 Lubbock, TX The Buddy Holly Hall

June 24 Helotes, TX John T. Floore’s Country Store

June 27 Houston, TX The Heights Theater

June 28 Houston, TX The Heights Theater

June 30 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob’s

July 1 Miami, OK Buffalo Run Casino

July 22 Fort St. John, BC Energetic County Fair

July 26 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

July 3 White Sulphur Springs, MT Red Ants Pants Music Festival

Sept. 7 Marietta, OH The Peoples Bank Theatre 

Sept. 7 Orillia, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Centre

Sept. 14 New York, NY Venue TBA

Sept. 15 Shippensburg, PA H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center

Sept. 22 Florence, KY Turfway Park Event Center

Sept. 28 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre

Sept.  29 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall

October 4 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center – Baum Walker Hall

*with The Highwomen

+co-headline with Ashley McBryde and special guests Neal McCoy and Easton Corbin