Thursday, February 11, 2010



Country Music Superstar to Guest Judge

Queens” Episode
Episode Premieres on Logo, Monday, February 15th at 9/8C
and on VH1, Tuesday, February 16th at 9/8C

FairfaxVA- A country music superstar with a dynamic style all her own, Tanya Tucker will be a guest judge on the February 15th episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race (airing at 9/8c on Logo and the following Tuesday at 9/8c on Vh1).  Tucker will sit alongside RuPaul, fashion journalist Merle Ginsberg, designer Santino Rice and actress Kathy Najimy for a special show that finds the contestants discovering their “country” characters. 
Hosted by drag icon RuPaul, the competition series is in its second season where drag queens run through fashion and talent challenges in front of a panel of judges in the hopes of becoming “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”  Captivating, fun and full of surprises, RuPaul’s Drag Race has become a bona fide pop culture hit and a ratings smash.  RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Mondays at 9/8C on Logo and is rebroadcast on VH1 the following Tuesday at 9/8C.
Tucker’s recent album, My Turn, was released to critical acclaim and bolstered with a slew of appearances on television such as the Larry King Live show, GAC, CMT and on NPR’s Weekend Edition.  My Turn found Tucker taking on classic country songs originally recorded by the greatest male country legends of all time and turning the tables, giving classics such as “You Don’t Know Me” and “Oh, Lonesome Me” a powerful reconstruction from a woman’s point of view.  The Boston Globe declared that “Lovers of retro country will rejoice over this” and the Philadelphia Inquirer agreed, saying “It’s hard to imagine a more well-executed tribute.”
Only 13 when her provocative “Delta Dawn” caused a nationwide stir and became a Top 10 country hit, Tucker has built one of the most successful and compelling careers in music.  Considered one of the very few females of the “outlaw” country movement, she holds a Grammy award, two Country Music Association awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and three CMT Awards.  23 of her albums have landed in the country Top 40 chart since her 1972 debut, and she has amassed 10 #1 country singles, 33 that have reached the Top 5, and 41 in the Top 10.
About Saguaro Road Records and Direct Holdings:
Saguaro Road is an imprint launched by Direct Holdings Americas Inc in 2008, the company that markets and sells audio and video entertainment products under the Time Life brand, using it under license from Time Warner Inc.  The label focuses on artists that have a uniquely American, roots oriented sound and has recently released albums from the Blind Boys of Alabama, Patty Loveless, Joan Osborne, and Edwin McCain.

Time Life and the Time Life logo are registered trademarks of Time Warner Inc. and affiliated companies, used under license by Direct Holdings Americas Inc., which is not affiliated with Time Warner Inc. or Time Inc.  Headquartered in FairfaxVA, Direct Holdings Americas Inc.'s history began in 1961 as a direct marketing division of Time Incorporated specializing in music and books.  The business has been operated as a separate company since the mid-1970s when it relocated to Virginia, and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest direct marketers of audio and video products throughout North America, Europe and Australia.  The Company has set the standard in the direct response industry by pioneering direct marketing techniques and building one of the most trusted and recognized brands in commerce.  The Company now also sells its products through major traditional and non-traditional retailers around the world as well as via the Internet.  The Company was sold in 2003 to private investors. Saguaro Road Records is a trademark of Direct Holdings Americas Inc.

Logo is the world’s leading ad-supported cable, satellite, online, mobile and digital entertainment gay and lesbian-themed network, from MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). Launched in 2005, Logo’s cable channel is in more than 46 million homes across the United States and is complemented by a federation of online properties, including, Logo’s content is distributed across all leading download-to-own, streaming and mobile services. The most influential brand for the most influential audience, Logo provides a mix of original and acquired entertainment as well as news, social networking and community building that are authentic, smart, fun, entertaining, and inclusive. Logo joins MTV Networks' roster of popular and highly targeted brands which include MTV, Comedy Central, VH1 and Spike TV.
World of Wonder (WOW) was founded by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey in 1990.  Since then the company has amassed a library of branded properties across all platforms, including such well known films as Party Monster, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Inside Deep Throat and television shows Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, Million Dollar Listing, Fantasia: For Real, and Man Shops Globe and the entertainment blog The WOW Report (

For further information, please contact:

Jolyn Matsumuro                                 
The Brookes Company            
(310) 558-3000 x202                         

Kirt Webster
Webster & Associates
(615) 777-6995

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