"Tanya Tucker is 61. She is the original female outlaw. She's a legend... a young one, but a legend nevertheless.
"While I'm Livin'" is an album of mostly original music written by myself, the twins and Tanya Tucker about her real life and the places she's seen. This album is a musical biography of sorts narrated by the greatest country and western singer this side of Johnny Cash. When the kids heard Cash stripped down on "American Recordings", they knew where their outlaw country music came from. When they hear Tanya stripped down on "While I'm Livin'", they'll know it again. Why am I so invested in Tanya? Joni Mitchell said, "I'm frightened by the devil, but I'm drawn to those ones who ain't afraid." I'm drawn to Tanya Tucker because she's been to hell and to heaven, not to mention every square inch of Texas. She's lived, she's livin', she's got something to say, and I'm listening. Tanya hates the word "comeback," she says she prefers "re-launch" Ha ha. But it's not often that we are given the opportunity to tell a legend that we have always loved and appreciated them while they're still with us. Let's call it a comeback. Let's give her one while she's livin'" – Brandi Carlile