Tanya Tucker’s new song “Breakfast In Birmingham” feat. Brandi Carlile debuts today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

2x Grammy-winning entertainment legend and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Tanya Tucker’s new song, “Breakfast In Birmingham” featuring 9x Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile and written by Carlile and Bernie Taupin, is debuting today. Listen/share HERE.

“Breakfast In Birmingham” is the third song unveiled from Tanya’s highly anticipated new album, Sweet Western Sound, which will be released this Friday, June 2 on Fantasy Records (pre-order/pre-save). Ahead of the release, Tanya has unveiled two additional album tracks, “When the Rodeo is Over (Where Does the Cowboy Go?)” and “Kindness,” of which Music Row declares, “Pensive and powerful…the living legend exudes enduring charisma in this stunning, stirring performance,” while Consequence praises, “the track really centers Tucker’s classic voice as she recalls her storied life with a sense of hard-fought strength.”

Produced once again by Carlile and Shooter Jennings, Sweet Western Sound reunites the award-winning trio following the release of Tanya’s landmark 2019 album, While I’m Livin’. Her first new album in 17 years, While I’m Livin’reintroduced Tanya to a new generation and went on to win the GRAMMY for Best Country Album as well as Best Country Song for its poignant single, “Bring My Flowers Now.”

Sweet Western Sound stands on Tanya’s exquisitely warm and wizened vocals and a spectacular collection of cut-deep songs—an assertive and confident declaration of vitality and purpose from an irrepressible and irreplaceable country music icon. 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.

In celebration of the new music, Tanya will embark on her “Sweet Western Sound Tour” this summer including a special “Texas Takeover” run with shows 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. Additional stops along the tour include New York, NY, Atlanta, GA, Knoxville, TN and Fayetteville, AR. See below for tour itinerary. Additional dates to be announced soon.

“Sweet Western Sound is another revelation and I'm excited to see what folks think of our new endeavor,” says Tanya. “It’s ALWAYS a trip working with Brandi and Shooter. I didn't know if we’d be working together again on a new album after While I’m Livin’!! But we did it! Lots of new things we did this time and I even co-wrote some of the songs, which means a lot to me. Brandi says we're MAGIC together, and I'm starting to believe her!!!!”

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 30—White Sulphur Springs, MT—Red Ants Pants Music Festival
September 7—Marietta, OH—The Peoples Bank Theatre
September 9—Orillia, ON—Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
September 14—New York, NY—SummerStage in Central Park
September 15—Shippensburg, PA—H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
September 22—Florence, KY—Turfway Park Event Center
September 23—Huntsville, AL—Orion Amphitheater#
September 28—Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theatre
September 29—Atlanta, GA—Atlanta Symphony Hall
October 4—Fayetteville, AR—Walton Arts Center – Baum Walker Hall
October 6-8—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 13-15—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival

*with The Highwomen
+co-headline with Ashley McBryde and special guests Neal McCoy and Easton Corbin
#with Brandi Carlile