Tanya Tucker is jingling with Christmas spirit this year as she stars in Paramount Network’s “A Nashville Country Christmas” alongside Keith Carradine, Ana Ortiz and Olivia Sanabia.
In the film, Tucker plays a country singer overwhelmed by her agent and an over-the-top Hollywood director. She runs away from the stress to seek comfort at her grandmother’s Tennessee farm. However, she found romance instead when she reconnected with her ex, a return to her musical roots, and an instant family when she saw three children who dodged the foster care system and are living in her grandmother’s house.
“It’s amazing that after 50 years in this business, I get to see my dreams become reality!” Tucker said. “And being part of ‘A Nashville Country Christmas’ is definitely one of them. I’ve always wanted to do more acting, and it was a gift from the good Lord when this role came along. I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy the movie this season.”
“A Nashville Country Christmas” will premiere December 12 at 8 PM ET/PT on Paramount Network. The film will have an additional encore presentation on Sunday, 12/25 at 11 AM ET/PT on CMT.
The movie was directed by Ashley Williams, written by Casie Tabanou and Ali Spuck and produced by Stephanie Slack, Margret Huddleston, Kristofer McNeeley, Ali Spuck and Tucker. Production Companies MTV Entertainment Studios, Principle Productions, Off Camera Entertainment and Synthetic Cinema International are the production companies. Trevor Rose, Leslie Fram, Amal Baggar, Andrew Lutin and Donny Hugo Herran will serve as executive producers for MTV Entertainment Studios.
Tucker’s Christmas movie comes on the heels of her documentary “The Return of Tanya Tucker.” The film follows Tucker’s five decades in the music industry and the creation of her Grammy-winning album “While I’m Livin’,” which Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings produced. “A Nashville Country Christmas” is far from Tucker’s first foray on the small screen. She also appeared in “The Rebels” (1979) and “The Love Boat” (1981). Tucker pulled double duty in 2005 when she starred in and served as executive producer for the reality series “Tuckerville.”