Friday, May 10, 2013
– Sunny Sweeney, who had two full length albums on the Big Machine stable, signed with Thirty Tigers, she said on her web site Friday.
Sweeney will begin working on her next album. She had released an album in 2006 as an indie artist in Texas that veered towards honky tonk. Her Big Machine disc was more mainstream sounding, including her hit, From a Table Away.
Earlier this year, the Longview, Texas native was nominated for the Academy of Country Music's New Female Vocalist of the Year Award. Previously signed to both Big Machine Records and its sister label Republic Nashville, Sweeney released two albums: "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame," a 2007 reissue of an indie release, and "Concrete" in 2011. The latter album featured From a Table Away, the highest charting Billboard debut single from a female country artist in four years.
Thirty Tigers is an independent record label and marketing and distribution company in Nashville and has worked with Elizabeth Cook and Jason Isbell.
"I have long been a fan of Thirty Tigers and the amazing roster of talent they have worked with through the years, and am thrilled to become part of their family," said Sweeney, 36. "I can't wait to share my new music with my fans."
"Most of the time, it's the managers or attorneys that initiate discussions about artist relationships. In this case, I reached out, hat in hand, expressing how much we'd love to work with Sunny," said David Macias, president and co-founder, Thirty Tigers. "I'm such a fan of hers, and I'm incredibly excited that she is joining the family. We're looking forward to working with Sunny, as well as the incredibly talented team of people she's surrounded herself with."