Tiffany Returns to Country Roots With ‘Rose Tattoo’
Tiffany, who shot to pop superstardom in the '80s, has come full circle in her singing career with the release of her new country album, 'Rose Tattoo.' The record was recorded in Nashville, where the now-39-year-old makes her home with her husband and son.
"It's very country blues; It's Bonnie Raitt with a Stevie Ray Vaughan vibe," Tiffany tells OK magazine. "Musically, I'm diverse now from the group. I've winged off into something I've wanted to do for 15 years. I'm a rocker at heart. I love country music, started in country music. I'm really just going back to my roots."
Tiffany became a teen singing sensation in 1987 at age 16, when her self-titled debut album went quadruple platinum. But the flame-haired teen pop star actually began her career even younger, belting out country music at the tender age of 10 onstage with Jack Reeves in a country music nightspot in Chino, Calif.
It was soon after at Los Angeles club El Palomino that she was discovered by Hoyt Axton and his mother, Mae Axton, who took Tiffany to Nashville to perform on the Ralph Emery Show. Young Tiffany sang Tammy Wynette's 'Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad' and Juice Newton's 'Queen of Hearts.'
Tiffany signed her first recording contract with MCA Records at 13.
'Rose Tattoo' is available now by digital download, along with snippets of each song, on Tiffany's website.