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  • Summary: The first full-length album of new material in 17 years from the country legend was produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings.
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  1. Aug 27, 2019
    90
    The result of those sessions, While I'm Livin', is perhaps the finest full-length in Tucker's storied five-decade career.
  2. Uncut
    Oct 21, 2019
    90
    Timeless, tender and sparse. [Dec 2019, p.35]
  3. Oct 22, 2019
    90
    The beauty in this album lies in the delivery. Her vocals can easily kick your ass and will readily give you the bird, yet she switches these sentiments for vulnerability and pure honesty while remaining distinctly tough. She is a legend at 61, yet she sounds just as vibrant as her landmark album, TNT.
  4. Aug 26, 2019
    85
    Without regret, Tucker takes the intuitive songwriting of these younger collaborators and proudly inhabits their biographical approximation of her nine lives with earnestness and ease.
  5. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    Jennings and Carlile also direct Tucker toward a few outside covers, including the rousing "Hard Luck" and "The House That Built Me," a Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin song popularized by Miranda Lambert, that add texture and deepen the emotional undercurrents flowing through the record. When combined with the Carlile/Hanseroth originals, these tunes paint a portrait of a mighty artist who has been through a lot but is fearless about the future.
  6. Aug 26, 2019
    80
    Thankfully, Tucker’s latest never succumbs to old-age weariness.
  7. Mojo
    Aug 26, 2019
    60
    Tucker has created an album that should endear her to those who still raise the outlaw flag while also appealing to hard-edged pop-tinged rock believers. [Oct 2019, p.83]
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