The Grammy-winning country icon has released a new single from her latest album Sweet Western Sound
Tanya Tucker pays tribute to Larry Mahan, the late rodeo cowboy who won six all-around world championships and two bull riding world championships, with the music video for “When The Rodeo Is Over (Where Does The Cowboy Go?),” the new single from her latest album Sweet Western Sound. Appropriately enough, the video, released today, celebrates the lives and careers of rodeo legends, featuring such prominent figures from that community as champion saddle rider Bobby “Hooter” Brown—a member of both the Rodeo Hall of Fame and Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame.
The video, filmed on location at the Y.O. Ranch in Mountain Home, Texas, was directed by Joanne Gardner, who came out of retirement specifically for the project after filming several of Tanya’s past videos — including “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” which won Top Country Video of the Year at the 1993 ACM Awards, making Gardner the first female director to win the award.
Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings — Tucker’s collaborators for her Grammy-winning album While I’m Living’ — Sweet Western Sound debuted at No.3 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart and No.4 on the Current Country Albums chart earlier this month, garnering over a million streams across platforms to date. “I was in L.A., the night before the first [recording] session started,” Tucker says. “Brandi sent me a song, saying ‘If you like it, we’ll start with it. I gave it to Craig [Dillingham, Tanya’s boyfriend] to listen to. He comes back in a minute, and I asked him, ‘Did you like it?’ and he says, ‘Like it? Hell, I wrote it!’ He’d never pitched it to me, but Brandi did. It’s one of those songs that just stays with you.”