The Return of Tanya Tucker

A rousing exploration of an intergenerational female friendship built on the unexpected joy of a perfectly timed creative collaboration that takes stock of the past while remaining vitally alive in the present and keeping an eye on the future.

2022 | Running Time: 1 Hour 48 minutes | Rating: R

Trailblazing, hell-raising country music legend, Tanya Tucker defied the standards of how a woman in country music was supposed to behave. Decades later, after Tanya slipped from the spotlight, rising country music star Brandi Carlile took it upon herself to write an entire album for her hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, spurring the greatest comeback in country music history. Filmmakers: Julie Goldman and Kathlyn Horan

“The documentary’s skillful use of archival footage connects us to Tucker’s extraordinary talent as a singer and her vibrance and magnetism as a performer.”

–Nell Minow,

“This profoundly moving movie covers a different kind of success, as a great musician takes pains to make sure her idol receives some proper respect — the only currency that always matters.

–Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times