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Sweeney returns with new CD

Thursday, January 26, 2017 – Sunny Sweeney, who enjoyed a bit of major label success, will release a new album in March.

"Trophy" will be released on March 10 via Thirty Tigers with 10 songs. Sweeney, 40, co-wrote the majority of the album with female writers, something that she didn't intentionally set out to do. Among the songs is "Bottle By The Bed, " a co-write with Lori McKenna, which expresses the sadness of not being able to have a child of your own. The album was produced by Dave Brainard, best known for his work on Brandy Clark's "12 Stories."

The track list is:
1. Pass the Pain
2. Better Bad Idea
3. Nothing Wrong With Texas
4. Pills
Bottle By My Bed
6. Why People Change
7. I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight
*8. Grow Old With Me
9. Trophy
10. Unsaid

The Texan's last disc, "Provoked," came out in 2014. After achieving success as an indie artist of traditional country, especially with her 2006 debut "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame," Sweeney signed with Big Machine and had a semi-hit with "From a Table Away." Sweeney later was with Republic Nashville, putting out "Concrete" in 2011.

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Provoked CD review - Provoked
When we last heard from Sunny Sweeney in 2011 with "Concrete," her major label debut on Big Machine showed a very different side of Sweeney, whose album 5 years earlier was appropriately titled "Heartbreakers Hall of Fame." Texas honky tonk and traditional country songs blanketed her debut, but the same could not be said for "Concrete," which was the kind of disc that those bemoaning slicked up country had reason to be right. Sweeney is back and in excellent form on »»»
Concrete CD review - Concrete
If the name Sunny Sweeney seems vaguely familiar, there's good reason: the Texan and her sassy brand of country music have been bouncing around country music circles for years now, thanks to the collective buzz of her 2006 debut "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame" and a four-song EP released earlier this year. But while the singer has floated around the Texas club circuit and flirted with radio airplay, she didn't enter the mainstream vernacular until single From a Table Away »»»
EP CD review - EP
In the past, Sunny Sweeney has professed herself to be a lover of "old school country." Her debut release was shot through with that sensibility; based on this EP preview of her upcoming full-length, that is no longer the case, for good or ill. But then, to expect anything else would be naive. Sweeney is now on a major label, where success is measured in chart position and units moved; the fact that not one of the three singles from her first record, "Heartbreakers Hall of »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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