Tanya Tucker’s ‘The House That Built Me’ Video Is Full of Memories [Watch]
Tanya Tucker "The House That Built Me" video is a time capsule. The memory-filled clip shares photos from throughout Tucker's life.
You will see Tucker throughout all stages of her life, from childhood on. There's photos of the singer as a young star, with former love Glen Campbell, and with the pink hair she's been sporting recently. The snapshots make the song's lyrics — originally sung by Miranda Lambert — hit home extra hard.
The country legend's new version of "The House That Built Me," which was written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, swaps the song's narrator from a younger woman to an older one. Tucker's protagonist raised her children in the home she's visiting, hoping to re-live those memories when she returns.
"I thought if I could touch this place or feel it / This brokenness inside me might start healing / Out here it's like I'm someone else / I thought that maybe I could find myself / If I could just come in I swear I'll leave / I won't take nothing but a memory / From the house that built me," Tucker sings.
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Lambert's first No. 1 hit, "The House That Built Me" was released in 2010. Her version of the song won Song and Video of the Year at the CMA Awards; Song, Single Record and Video of the Year at the ACM Awards; and Best Female Country Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards.
Tucker's cover of "The House That Built Me" appears on While I'm Livin', her first new album since 2002's Tanya. The project dropped on Friday (Aug. 23), and was produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings. Carlile and her collaborators Phil and Tim Hanseroth wrote most of the record's songs.
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