Country legend Tanya Tucker is preparing for a new tour and album this year after signing a new album deal with APA Nashville. It will be her first album since her 2009's My Turn. 

Tucker took a few years off from her music career, but she now feels ready to get back into the swing of things.

"I’ve taken a few years off and it is time to get back on the road," she explains. "I am really excited to perform all the hits that the fans love so much, and sing a few new songs that I have been working on."

In recent years, Tucker struggled with depression, but credits music for helping pull her out of the darkness. “It’s my music that really saved me," the legend notes. “When people hear these songs, they will know [they] came from my heart."

Tucker has been a country music mainstay since her 1972 debut, when she recorded Alex Harvey's classic song "Delta Dawn" as a teenager. Since then, Tucker has enjoyed a long-lasting career which earned her four platinum albums, eight gold albums and countless hits including "Soon," "Down to My Last Teardrop" and "The Jamestown Ferry." In 1991, the CMA awarded her with the prestigious honor of Female Vocalist of the Year.

Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner and Head of Concerts at APA Nashville, is excited to bring Tucker's music back to the masses. "We are so delighted to be working with Tanya Tucker once again," he reveals. "She is simply one of those artists that is an American original, where you don’t have to doubt who it is when you’re listening to her. The fans have always been responsive to her live show, so this is nothing but a win-win for everyone concerned."

For more information about Tucker's upcoming music and tour, visit her website.

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