TNT (Tanya Tucker album)

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Studio album by Tanya Tucker
Released November 1978[1]
Genre Country
Length 39:51
Label MCA
Producer Jerry Goldstein
Tanya Tucker chronology
You Are So Beautiful
Tear Me Apart
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau C+ link

TNT is the ninth album by Tanya Tucker. Working with a new producer in Jerry Goldstein, Tucker drifts away from her earlier country style to do a much more rock-based effort. She covers well-known rock songs originally performed by such artists as Buddy Holly ("Not Fade Away"), Elvis Presley ("Heartbreak Hotel"), and Chuck Berry ("Brown Eyed Handsome Man"). Tucker also covers John Prine's "Angel from Montgomery". The album was Tucker's second-highest ranked ever on the Billboard Country charts at #2, and even reached #54 in the Pop category. Released singles and their Billboard positions were: "Texas (When I Die)" at #5, "Not Fade Away" at #70, and "I'm the Singer, You're the Song" at #18. While not necessarily embraced by the country music establishment, the album garnered critical and commercial success. It was certified Gold by the RIAA and earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lover Goodbye" (Phil Everly, Joey Paige) – 4:15
  2. "I'm the Singer, You're the Song" (Tanya Tucker, Jerry Goldstein) – 4:00
  3. "Not Fade Away" (Charles Hardin, Norman Petty) – 4:02
  4. "Angel from Montgomery" (John Prine) – 4:45
  5. "Heartbreak Hotel" (Elvis Presley, Tommy Durden, Mae Boren Axton) – 3:32
  6. "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" (Chuck Berry) – 2:18
  7. "The River and the Wind" (Jim Weatherly) – 4:02
  8. "If You Feel It" (Goldstein, Jimmy Ford) – 4:37
  9. "It's Nice to Be with You" (Goldstein) – 3:30
  10. "Texas (When I Die)" (Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce, Bobby Borchers) – 4:50


  • Produced By Jerry Goldstein
  • Engineered & Mixed By Ed Barton
  • Digital Editing: Milan Bogdan
  • Mastered By Glenn Meadows


  • Drums, Percussion, electronic drums: Paul Leim
  • Bass: Jerry Scheff
  • Piano: John Hobbs
  • Organ: Lonnie Jordan
  • Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin: Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
  • Electric guitar, Dobro: Jerry Swallow
  • Harmonica: Mickey Raphael
  • Strings Arranged By Larry Muhoberac
  • Backing Vocals: Curt Becher, Joe Chemay, Dash Crofts, Phil Everly, Venetta Fields, Jerry Goldstein, La Costa, Brent Nelson, Joey Paige, Jody Payne, John Prine, Jim Seals, Julia Tillman-Waters, Luther Waters, Oren Waters, Lorna Willard


  1. ^ "LP Discography: Tanya Tucker". Retrieved July 10, 2011.