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Social Distortion, Sunny Sweeney release new music

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – Sunny Sweeney and Social Distortion are out with new releases today.

Sweeney, the Texas honky tonk singer, has received play on the country singles stations with From a Table Away. This is a five-song EP, the forerunner of a disc due out later this year. Other songs include Drink Myself Single, Amy, Staying's Worse Than Leaving and Helluva Heart.

Social D is back with "Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes," its first disc in six years. Mike Ness is the guiding force between the punk/country twang band. The new disc contains 11 songs, including Bakersfield and Hank Williams' Alone and Forsaken.

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