Sunny hits the road with her Holiday Party - Chicago Tribune

Four top-notch singer-songwriters are joining forces for a holiday tour of stories, Christmas songs, their own material and lots of laughter. Sunny Sweeney, Brennen Leigh, Courtney Patton and Jamie Lin Wilson are hitting the road with an acoustic tour that celebrates the season. Dubbed "Hard Candy Christmas," the show features the friends together on stage.

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Hard Candy Christmas Tour

Sunny and her friends, Jamie Lin Wilson, Brennen Leigh and Courtney Patton will be hitting the road together starting Dec 6-18 making a run from Texas to Minneapolis to Chicago and back through the midwest singing Christmas songs, telling stories, and with these four onstage, you never know what might happen... Check tour dates page for more info.

NEW RECORD COMING YOUR WAY

Sunny has been hard at work in the studio with producer, Dave Brainard, working on a new record this year. It will be released March 10, 2017.  Stay tuned for more details.

Sunny Sweeney Mentioned on wehatepopcountry.com!

It was an honor to be mentioned as one of the " 5 Honky Tonk Angels That You Need To Be Listening To."Thank you wehatepopcountry.com for supporting my "unbelievably truthful and boundary pushing music." 

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Sunny returns to SAXON PUB with gal pal, Brennen Leigh

Sunny and one of her best friends, singer/songwriter, Brennen Leigh, return to the Saxon Pub this Tuesday, October 20 at 8PM. Sunny is getting back to her first love, acoustic music and listening rooms.  The Saxon Pub is an Austin, TX icon and a very intimate venue that allows the artists to get personal with and interact with the audience. Their shows are booked once a month. Dates are as follows:

Tuesday, OCT 20 8PM

Tuesday, NOV 17 8PM

Tuesday, DEC 15 8PM

Tuesday, JAN 19 8PM

Tuesday FEB 9 8PM

Tuesday MAR 22 8PM

Tuesday APR 19 8PM

Tuesday MAY 17 8PM

Sunny and Brennen have been writing songs together for over a decade. Here's one they wrote a couple months ago called, "BUT YOU LIKE COUNTRY MUSIC".

Come enjoy laughs, and some good country music and storytelling.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CnyBhFnWk...

SUNNY SWEENEY MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH CONSECUTIVE NO.1 HITS ON THE TEXAS CHARTS

SUNNY SWEENEY MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST FEMALE ARTIST WITH CONSECUTIVE NO.1 HITS ON THE TEXAS CHARTS 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- (June 23, 2015)- It’s not every day that a woman tops the Texas charts with back-to-back No.1s. In fact, this week Sunny Sweeney sets a new record as the first female to have ever reached No.1 with consecutive singles in the history of the Texas charts. 

“My Bed,” a duet sung by Sweeney and GRAMMY nominated Will Hoge, is the second single off Sweeney’s critically acclaimed album Provoked, following the success of her first single “Bad Girl Phase,” which spent two weeks at No.1 in fall of 2014.  

"I am very honored to be the first female to ever have two number one songs back to back on the Texas music chart,” Sweeney expressed. “I believe firmly that if you just keep following your heart and working your butt off, you will see the payoff and positive results. Being able to finally work with my friend Will Hoge was so exciting for me. The addition of his voice completed the song.”

“My Bed,” written by Sweeney, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, is an emotional and meditative ballad about the dissolution of a marriage. Sweeney, who has been through a divorce herself, says she has been touched to see the emotional connections her fans have with this song. 

“People have come up to me after shows and said, 'I've been there.' I said, 'Me too, honey.' I think everybody has, not necessarily a marriage, but a bad breakup where you're at that point,” Sweeney told Billboard. “To me, it's one of those stories to where if I heard it as a fan, I would relate to it. I've been through that before and I wish I had that to listen to. Music helps me cope, it has my whole life. I'm excited that everybody is digging it." 

Not only are Sweeney’s fans digging it, but she’s turning critics’ heads as well. The Tennessean called the Texas native “stone cold country” in its recommendation of “Don’t Miss Acts” of CMA Fest 2015. Rolling Stone also projected Sweeney to be one of the “CMA Fest 2015: 25 Must-See Acts,” noting “She frequently injects her songs with a biting sense of humor but can also pull off a heartbreaking ballad beautifully, like her recent ‘My Bed’ duet with Will Hoge, from the excellent Provoked LP. Best of all, Sweeney's unfiltered approach means never knowing what might happen during a show.” And it looks like she didn’t disappoint as Rolling Stone again named her one of the “30 Best Things We Saw At CMA Fest,” labeling her performance a “balls out set.” 

Sweeney, who set the record as the first female in a decade to reach the top spot on the Texas music charts with “Bad Girl Phase” last fall, released her third studio album Provoked with Thirty Tigers/ Aunt Daddy Records. Thirty Tigers’ Founder and President David Macias expressed his gratitude for Texas radio’s constant support of Sweeney. 

"We thank Texas radio as they show again that they are as open to great tomatoes as well as great lettuce,” said Macias. “We are unceasingly proud of Sunny. Her top shelf music and fighting independent spirit are so appreciated by all of us at Thirty Tigers."

Provoked, which Rolling Stone ranked among the Top 10 Country albums of 2014, is proof according to The Washington Post that “she [Sweeney] still belongs alongside Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson on Nashville’s A-list of no-guff-takers.” Earlier this year, Sweeney spent time on the road with Lambert as part of her Certified Platinum Tour and continues to play dates throughout the US this summer. 

For more information about Sunny Sweeney, visit www.sunnysweeney.com or follow her on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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A record attendance is expected at the Music and Movies in the Park series concert finale with Sunny Sweeney.

FORNEY, Texas — A record attendance is expected at the Music and Movies in the Park series concert finale with Sunny Sweeney. 

Sunny Sweeney, who will be performing fresh off a performance at the CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee, will take the stage at the Mick Spellman Amphitheater Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 

Sweeney, a Houston-born, Longview-raised singer, has been dubbed one of country music’s rising stars, was recently on tour with Miranda Lambert, and was nominated Best New Female Vocalist at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. 

 

For the full article: http://inforney.com/entertainment/item/3294-record-attendance-expected-at-free-sunny-sweeney-concert-june-18

Sunny Sweeney Attends White House Correspondents' Association Dinner as Guest of THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Sweeney performed at The Washington Times’ event to thank the Wounded Warriors’ caregivers. 

 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 29, 2015 – When acclaimed country singer and songwriter Sunny Sweeney was invited by The Washington Times to perform at their private event for Wounded Warriors’ caregivers and attend The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner as a guest of The Washington Times, Sweeney swiftly obliged.  An avid supporter of the armed forces and wife of an Austin Police Department sergeant, Sweeney was honored to have the opportunity to thank those servicemen and women who serve as well as their caregivers.
 
On Friday, April 24, the 2013 ACM New Artist of the Year nominee performed songs including her recent Texas chart-topping single “Bad Girl Phase,” as well as her current heart-wrenching ballad “My Bed,” which is currently No. 3 and No. 6 on the Texas Regional Chart and Texas Music Chart respectively, among others. After performing, Sweeney met with Wounded Warriors’ caregivers and veterans to thank them for their support. The Times partnered with the Freedom Alliance, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Mission BBQ and The Washington Redskins Salute program for the private event for veterans.  
 
The following evening, Sweeney attended the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, commonly known as the “nerd prom” as The Washington Times’ guest. Sweeney wore a gown by Jovani.
 
“It was an honor and a career highlight to be able to go to such a once in a lifetime event and I cannot thank The Washington Times enough for including me,” Sweeney expressed.
 
The weekend of events in the nation’s capital was a very moving one for Sweeney. Having recently performed at the CPAC and NRA conventions, Sweeney strives to be an involved citizen and patriot throughout the country. Sweeney places great value on those who serve, and those who care for the country’s service men and women; Sweeney’s family stems from a long line of relatives who have served in various branches of the military, including her husband’s service in the US Air Force. 
 
Sweeney, who most recently toured with Miranda Lambert, is set to play Love City Country Music Festival in the U.S. Virgin Islands on May 16 as well as the Bud Light Plaza Stage during CMA Fest in Nashville, Tenn. For a full list of tour dates, visit www.sunnysweeney.com.
 
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