Third Studio Album to Hit Shelves on August 5; New Single “Bad Girl Phase” Causing a Stir on SiriusXM’s “The Highway” Sunny Sweeney is ready to talk, or rather sing, about it all – the good, the bad, and the ugly—on her new album PROVOKED, a 13-song sampling from the songstress American Songwriter raves as “a modern country music singer with a retro streak.” After her first two albums, Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame and Concrete, this critically acclaimed Texas honky-tonker isn’t about to play coy now. Sweeney has teamed up with Thirty Tigers to release her third album on August 5, 2014 with SiriusXM’s “The Highway” already championing the lead single “Bad Girl Phase.” The album, produced by Luke Wooten, (Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler and more), tracks Sweeney’s coming to terms with the mistakes she has made and the recovery that the last few years have brought her. “The album is a journey from nearly hitting bottom and losing everything personally to regaining my footing and being able to find not only my true self again, but real happiness,” Sweeney reveals. Find out more straight from the source!

10 Random Questions with Sunny Sweeney

Sunny Sweeney Answers Our 10 Random Questions! She hails from good ol Texas and never goes anywhere without her guitar, Sunny Sweeney is about as country as they come. She signed with Republic Nashville in 2009, and by 2010 her single”From A Table Away” had hit radio stations across the U.S. In 2011, her second single debuted, and it’s one of my favorites! “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving” sends a great message to women everywhere who are in bad relationships. This year has already brought big things Sunny’s way as she is currently nominated for an ACM Award for “New Female Vocalist Of The Year“! Fans can vote up until Feb 4th (get the info here!). So, I decided to catch up with Sunny for my 10 random questions, check it out! 1. At what age did you know you wanted to pursue music? During college 2. What artists did you listen to growing up? I listened to old school country – Merle, Loretta and Jessi Colter 3. What artists do you currently listen to? These days I listen to Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Tom Petty and Merle, Lorretta & Jessi. I guess you could say I’ve branched out a little. 4. One thing you can’t live without? My pillow 5. Favorite animal at the zoo? Giraffe or the monkeys at central park zoo with glow in the dark butts 6. Candy or ice cream? Junior Mints 7. Beer or whiskey? Beer. I get crazy when whiskey is in my veins. 8. Do you have a life motto? My past made me what I am today. Proud? Not of everything. Regrets? No. 9. What can we expect in 2013? Any big plans? Lots of writing, touring and meeting new fans! 10. What would you like to tell the world about Sunny Sweeney? I’m supposed to be doing this music thing. It’s hard. I’ve devoted my life to it and I am here to stay! You can follow Sunny on twitter @GettinSweenered, and be sure to vote! Brittany is a guest contributor! You can find more from her via Twitter.

Sunny Sweeny ACM Awards Video Message

Sunny Sweeney Tells Fans to ‘Click The Box” In Special ACM Awards Video Message! Around here at CMNB headquarters we love some Sunny Sweeney, and the talented country singer made our day with a very funny video she released earlier. Sweeney just wants to encourage folks to vote for her for the 2013 ACM Awards Female Newcomer category, and she found a really amusing way to get that message across! She gets major, major props for creativity, for sure! Watch the video below and then head on over to the ACM page to vote. Voting is open from Monday, January 21st to February 4th! Sunny Sweeney Says Just ‘Click the Box’.

Sunny Sweeney NRA Country Artist Of The Month

Sunny Sweeney Has Been Announced As The “This Is NRA Country” Artist Of The Month! Singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney is the NRA Country Artist of the Month for March. Sweeney joins some of country music’s biggest stars including Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry and Justin Moore, who have teamed up with NRA Country to celebrate their support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors and the love of family. Sweeney’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 the safety and well-being 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!” -Sweeney As part of the March promotion, fans can register to win an autographed photo and a copy of Concrete, from now until the end of the month. To do so click HERE! In 2011, Billboard ranked Sweeney as one of the Top 5 New Country Artists and also listed her hit “From A Table Away” as one of the Top 100 Hot Country Songs. Sweeney had a hand in co-writing 7 of the 10 songs on her debut album, which has sold over 400,000 digital tracks to date. She has performed in front of over a million fans after earning a coveted spot on Brad Paisley’s H2O II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour and this summer she will join the Country Throwdown Tour!

Sunny Sweeney Marries

Sunny Sweeney Marries on 11/11/11 Sunny Sweeney has followed up the success of her album release, Concrete, earlier this year and a summer tour with Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum with a personal success…marriage! The country songstress and her long-time beau, Jeff Hellmer, chose the significant date, 11/11/11, to commit themselves to each other! The two wedded at A Little White Chapel in Las Vegas with a small group of loved ones in attendence. Each composed their own vows, Hellmer’s being comprised entirely of country lyrics! Congrats to both Sunny and Jeff in this happy development!

Sunny Sweeney Album Review

Sunny Sweeney Releases First Full Album: Concrete. East Texas nativeSunny Sweeney released her first full album, Concrete, Tuesday, August 23rd! Honestly, I find it very hard to tell my opinions about this album without being redundant. All that comes to mind is honesty and raw emotion. I saw where someone said if you are going through a divorce don’t spend the money on a therapist, just buy the Sunny Sweeney album…I’d have to say I agree! The first time I heard Sunny Sweeney on the radio was about a year ago. Her first single, “From A Table Away“, was very honest and spoke of a girl caught up in a liars game. It took quite a bit of time for her album, Concrete, to come out. To me that just says she was determined to make sure what she put out for the world to hear was something she firmly stands behind. She co-wrote 7 of the 10 tracks on this album, possibly showing us a little of the road she has traveled in her days. I’d say all but one song on this album are about a broken heart. “The Old Me” is about a bad girl gone good…for now. This track is the one that isn’t about a bad relationship (but I’m sure somewhere in there was cheating or mistreating). “Helluva Heart” is one of those songs you want to listen to with a few friends and belt! “Your talk is cheap in this town”. I LOVE IT! “Amy“, well I don’t want to ruin that surprise for anyone. But trust me, you have to hear it! Like I said before, each song has this honesty that we don’t see much of these days (it’s out there, just not in abundance). If I had one complaint to share, it would be to add a few happy songs. I love this album, but I think if I listened to it a few more times in a row I’d be sitting in my kitchen with more than a few empties and a pan of nothing in front of me. The pan of nothing would have previously been full of macaroni and cheese… But seriously, Sunny Sweeney has solidified herself as singer and songwriter in my book! I encourage you to check out this album! Concrete Track Listing 1. Drink Myself Single – Monty Holmes, Sunny Sweeney 2. From A Table Away – Bob DiPiero, Karyn Rochelle, Sunny Sweeney 3. Staying’s Worse Than Leaving – Jay Clementi, Rodney Foster, Sunny Sweeney 4. The Old Me – Lori McKenna, Mark D. Sanders 5. Amy – Brennen Leigh, Sunny Sweeney 6. Worn Out Heart – Brett Beavers, Sunny Sweeney 7. Mean As You – Brett James, Kelly Lovelace, Tim Nichols 8. It Wrecks Me – Jay Clementi, Sunny Sweeney 9. Helluva Heart – Deanna Bryant, Heather Little, Sunny Sweeney 10. Fall For Me – Lisa Carver, Jaida Dreyer, Carolyn Dawn Johnson