2 years ago, Stoney LaRue sat alongside two-time GRAMMY winning producer and hit songwriter Gary Nicholson as they worked on songs for LaRue’s latest album “Onward.” One song in particular had a certain duality to it, and both agreed that its perfect restless attitude could only be shared with the likes of Tanya Tucker. Nicholson immediately picked up the phone and called her.
Days later she was in the studio laying down the kind of wicked vocals that only Tanya Tucker can. “Meet In The Middle” is the audio persona of both dust covered gypsy souls on the road to a little compromise. It rides high on the tail of the album’s 3 previous successful singles including “Hill Country Boogaloo” that hit #1 on the Texas Regional Radio Chart, “Message In A Bottle” that reached #2 and “You Ought To Know Me” that hit the Top 5.
20 years for LaRue has yielded endless concert dates, 8 well received album releases, a pit stop on the Billboard charts, a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, over a million albums and singles sold, and guest vocal performances with a few female artists he has most respected including Lee Ann Womack and Miranda Lambert.