Sweeney is NRA Country
Thursday, March 1, 2012
– Sunny Sweeney is the NRA Country Artist of the Month for March.
Sweeney joins Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry and Justin Moore, who have teamed up with NRA Country to celebrate their support of the U.S. military, "appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family," according to a press release."Sunny's respect and admiration for those who serve this great country in every capacity make her a natural choice to be NRA Country Artist of the Month."
"Every day, brave men and women put their lives on the line for our safety and well-being of people of our great nation. From firefighters to law enforcement to our Armed Forces and more, I'm grateful to all for their diligence and dedication. I'm proud to be an American. I am Sunny Sweeney, and I am NRA Country."
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