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Interview with Sunny Sweeney
Sunny Sweeney Joins Label Mate, Will Hoge on Never Give In Tour
This fall GRAMMY-nominated artist Will Hoge will set out on his first major headlining run – NEVER GIVE IN TOUR 2013. Kicking off on October 11 in Dallas, Texas, the 27-city nationwide tour will go through December. Supporting Hoge on the majority of the dates will be veteran rockers Red Wanting Blue and label mate Sunny Sweeney will team up with him for stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Indianapolis and Milwaukee.
Hoge will be touring in support of the release of his ninth studio album titled NEVER GIVE IN on October 15 via Thirty Tigers. Today (8/13), the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter gives fans a sneak peek by unveiling the forthcoming album’s cover.
“I'm so excited about this new album. I can't wait to get out on the road and play these new songs for folks,” shares Will Hoge. “There's gonna be a lot of different things happening live on this tour and I'm thrilled for everyone to get to see it. Couple all these incredible cities with such great support acts as Red Wanting Blue and Sunny Sweeney, it is going to be one fun tour!“
NEVER GIVE IN is a life motto for the Nashville native who catapulted into the national spotlight in 2012. Spending the early part of the year supporting Dierks Bentley's arena headlining tour, Hoge was introduced to his first dose of mainstream country. The release of the Eli Young Band Platinum smash “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” which he co-wrote with Eric Paslay, garnered an enormous amount of buzz at Country radio, earning Hoge nominations for the 2013 GRAMMY Country Song of the Year, 2013 ACM Song of the Yearand 2012 CMA Song of the Year. While raising Hoge's profile as a hit songwriter, the song also introduced his music and records to the Country music audience; a decade removed from major label release on Atlantic Records, CAROUSEL. Currently, his song “Strong” is featured as the musical backdrop for General Motor’s 2014 Chevy Silverado nationwide ad campaign.
NEVER GIVE IN TOUR
10/11 - Dallas, TX - All-New Silverado Mainstage at State Fair Of Texas
10/16 - Brooklyn, NY - Bell House (w/ Sunny Sweeney)
10/18 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
10/19 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
10/24 - Lexington, KY - Busters
10/25 - Charlotte, NC - Visualite Theater (w/ RWB)
10/26 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle (w/ RWB)
11/1 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West (w/ RWB)
11/2 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm (w/ RWB)
11/7 - Indianapolis, IN - Grand Kellersaal Ballroom (w/ Sunny Sweeney)
11/8 - Chicago, IL - Joe's Bar (w/ Sunny Sweeney)
11/9 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave (w/ Sunny Sweeney)
11/15 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard (w/ RWB)
11/21 - San Marcos, TX - Cheatham Street Warehouse (w/ RWB)
11/22 - Corpus Christi, TX - House Of Rock (w/ RWB)
11/23 - Houston, TX - House of Blues (w/ RWB)
11/30 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works (w/ RWB)
12/5 - San Diego, CA - The Griffin (w/ RWB)
12/6 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour (w/ RWB)
12/7 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing Company
12/8 - Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater Music Hall (w/ RWB)
12/11 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios (w/ RWB)
12/12 - Seattle, WA - Barboza (w/ RWB)
12/13 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory (w/ RWB)
12/15 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory (w/ RWB)
12/17 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room (w/ RWB)
12/19 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater (w/ RWB)
For on sale dates and more, visit WillHoge.com
Crossfire With Terri Clark, Chuck Wicks and Sunny Sweeney
For country music fans in New York City, 2013 has been a dream come true. Earlier this year, the city got its first country station in nearly 20 years—WNSH FM or 94.7 NASH FM.
And then in June, Blair Garner, one of the biggest personalities in country music and syndicated radio, and a National Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2013 inductee (as well as a CW contributor), launched the station’s America’s Morning Show with co-hosts Terri Clark, Sunny Sweeney and Chuck Wicks.
CW chatted with Terri, Sunny and Chuck about their new jobs. And what does the America’s Morning Show team really think of one another? Well, we found out.
What’s the best advice you got from Blair?
Sunny joins Blair Garner for Nash FM Mornings
Blair Garner will lead America's Morning Show for Cumulus' WNSH (Nash FM)/New York, beginning later this month. Joining Garner are co-hosts Sunny Sweeney, Terri Clark, Chuck Wicks and Lee Ann Womack, with news anchored by HLN's Robin Meade. The show will air live before a studio audience 6-10am ET from Nashville, with Meade delivering news segments twice hourly from her HLN anchor desk in Atlanta. Also joining the team is industry vet Heather McBee as Dir./Operations. She recently spent 20 years at Sony/Nashville, rising to VP/Marketing & Web Initiatives.
Promising "a mix of country hits, in-studio interviews with country music's biggest stars and news about the country lifestyle," the show will also incorporate New York City weather, traffic and information. "The collection of talent assembled for America's Morning Show is without equal," says Cumulus EVP/co-COO John Dickey. "This show will bring the superstars of country to listeners in an authentic entertaining way not done before."
For Garner, AMS is a return to the market, where he hosted afternoon drive on WPLJ. "I am thrilled to begin waking up the New York area's Country listeners on Nash FM 94.7 with an uplifting country start to the day," he says. "New Yorkers are embracing Nash FM in an amazing way and I look forward to bringing the country music lifestyle to the Big Apple straight from Nashville."
Currently host of Premiere's After MidNite, Garner is expected to continue in that role as well, at least in the short term. There was no comment from Premiere at press time. Speculation remains that Garner's new show may be extended across Cumulus' rapidly growing Nash FM platform of stations. Representatives from Cumulus were not available for comment.
View the original Article at Country Air Check
Sunny Sweeney Signs With Thirty Tigers
Country music singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney has signed with Thirty Tigers and will begin working on her next album.
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 critically acclaimed albums: Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame and Concrete. The latter album featured the Top Ten hit “From a Table Away,” which was the highest charting Billboard debut single from a female country artist in four years.
“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. “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."
The Austin Chronicle wrote, “Sunny Sweeney's got the chops: a hard-bitten Texas twang that can cut with both coyness and attitude, unapologetic about the kind of country she was raised on.”
In its review of 2011 release Concrete, Country Weekly said, “Sunny Sweeney breaks into the boys’ club that country radio has largely become over the past several months with enough tough-chick twang to rival country’s current purveyor Miranda Lambert. This Texas-bred singer knows how to convey heartfelt and complex emotions with one clever turn of a phrase...But make no mistake, that girl-next-door innocence is short-lived. This singer can turn sassy when scorned… if Music City can handle one more tough-and-tender female country singer, Sunny can surely shine in that slot.”
For more about Sweeney, visit www.sunnysweeney.com or follow her on Twitter at @GettinSweenered.
About Thirty Tigers Records
Thirty Tigers is a marketing and distribution company that has served as a label infrastructure for a client base including The Avett Brothers, Flogging Molly, Ryan Bingham, Jason Isbell, Trampled By Turtles, Elizabeth Cook, and many others in their 12 years of working with Sony/RED Distribution. www.thirtytigers.com