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Sunny Sweeney Returns with a Vengance on New Album

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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, 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.

The Texas native who is known for her honest, first-hand accounts comes to this album with new perspectives yet the same honest grit, resulting in new refreshing and vulnerable stories to tell.

“My fans recognize that this is something different, and they recognize that I’m writing about the truth. They’ve been through a lot with me, and they’ve seen me in both good places and bad, and the feedback I’m getting from them now is that they feel like this is the real me again.

The album embodies the same mix of toughness and vulnerability that appealed to so many fans of Sweeney’s first two albums, but with an added level of tested-by-fire resilience that deepens the music’s emotional resonance. The songs range from the heart-on-sleeve honesty of “My Bed,” “Uninvited” and “Sunday Dress” to the raucous barroom rave-ups of “You Don’t Know Your Husband” and “Everybody Else Can,” and follow Sweeney’s turbulent and unabashedly personal roller coaster ride from reckless abandon (“Bad Girl Phase”; co-written by Brandy Clark) to yearning (“Find Me”) to candid self-reflection (“Second Guessing”) to the bittersweet defeat (“Carolina on the Line”) to, finally, the healing embrace of happiness (“Used Cars”).

Having self-funded the album with the help of her fans via PledgeMusic, Sweeney is also excited to introduce a charitable element with the new release. A portion of the album’s sales will go to one of Sweeney’s most adored non-profits, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

“I have been unbelievably blessed in my life, and I know that I owe a lot of that to my upbringing to the Northeast Texas community—a place I’m proud to call home. I hope that others will be inspired, or rather invoked, to also pay it forward.”

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Top Tweets: Easter Edition

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10. Sara Evans @saraevansmusic
Happy Easter from the Barkers! http://instagram.com/p/nBJrmdjLgI/
HAPPY EASTER!!!! Praise Jesus! http://instagram.com/p/nA9s27DLlQ/

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9. Jana Kramer ‏@kramergirl
Happy Easter everyone!!!! Maybe this pic is why I’m afraid of bunnies. http://instagram.com/p/nBI7FqLMpi/

8. kellie pickler ‏@kelliepickler
Hello sunshine, I’m so glad you decided to shine in Nashville this morning! #HappyEasterYall :-)

7. Zac Brown Band ‏@zacbrownband
Happy Easter… & if you’re not Christian, “happy finding out what local businesses are” day.

6. Dan + Shay ‏@DanAndShay
Happy Easter! Hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday with friends + family!

5. Jerrod Niemann ‏@jrodfromoz
Hope you have an Easter with your loved ones. Such a special day for us all to remember. Have a great one. :)

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4. Kristian Bush ‏@kristianbush
Happy Easter everyone. #love #nothingisimpossible pic.twitter.com/73KManAO8E

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3. SUNNY SWEENEY ‏@GettinSweenered
Happy Easter! http://instagram.com/p/nBCJgnugL2/

2. Scotty McCreery ‏@ScottyMcCreery
Happy Easter yall! So glad I worship a God who’s not dead. #HeIsRisen

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1.  Craig Morgan ‏@cmorganmusic
Happy Easter. HE has risen. pic.twitter.com/aruypsm4Ep

Top Country Tweets of the Week – Week of October 20th

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10. With the release of his second CD, @ScottyMcCreery was invited to the Opry stage once again “Always great to be on the @opry stage! Thanks for having me! #SeeYouTonight

9. Sunny Sweeney (@GettinSweenered) is working on a new album, but until then she is busy doing this: “Just driving around Nashville with my windows down & my music up…sprinkling country music dust everywhere I go.”

8. I love this quote from @LauraBellBundy “Counting time is not as important as making time count….in bed #HumpDay

7. After a summer long tour with Rascal Flatts, @CassadeePope has some time off “Woke up sad. I don’t want this tour to be over!!!  I’m gunna miss me some @rascalflatts and @thebandperry

6. With a debut CD to be released next week, @ThomasRhett currently has another thing to be proud of “I can’t believe I have a Number One song. SO AWESOME. #itgoeslikethis

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5. It’s been a few months, but @HillaryScottLA has finally released photos of her new baby girl “Hello World, my name is Eisele Kaye.”

4. In other baby news, @JenniferNettles tweeted this “When my kid gets ahold of my iPhone, he gets so excitedly drunk on power that he shakes all over. Something’s going on. #conspiracytheory

3. Philosophy of life by @BlakeShelton: “Someone told me today that I drink like a fish and it really hit me hard and made me think… Do fish really need to drink?!!”

2. @MartinaMcBride is able to sell millions of albums, but sometimes other things aren’t as easy… “Why can’t my phone learn that 99% of the time when I type “live” I really mean “love” and just autocorrect it to that?Oh 4get it. I live you”

1. She might bring down the house every weekend she is on tour, but this week @CarrieUnderwood almost did burn down her house… “I set off the fire alarm in my apartment tonight trying to make dinner. Oops! Sorry neighbors… #TopChef #KitchenNightmares

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NASH FM’s “America’s Morning Show” Launch Party

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New York City, the greatest city in the world –so great in fact, one might wonder what could possibly make it any better. If you’re a true New Yorker, you know this great city has been lacking something for the last 17 years –a country music radio station! Yes, New Yorkers love their country music, despite their city slicker, rough around the edges, appearance. Thanks to NASH FM 94.7, New Yorkers can once again break out their cowboy boots, old cutoffs, and rowdy attitudes.

To show how excited they are to bring country music back to the Big Apple, Nash FM recently celebrated their new morning show, “America’s Morning Show,” with a launch party in midtown. On July 18th, The Cutting Room hosted the event for the NASH FM team.

Blair Garner, host of “America’s Morning Show,” reflects on what it’s like to bring country back to New York after such a long absence.

“I would say it’s an extreme sense of pride,” said Garner. “The fact that we are the ones that get to wave the flag for country in New York City, it’s an honor, and to get to do it with your friends, that’s the thing that’s really the keeper.”

Garner’s co-hosts include Terri Clark, Robin Meade, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks, and Lee Ann Womack. Garner had been friends with each of his co-hosts for many years, but none of them really knew each other. However, Garner knew this group would instantly bond before ever introducing them to one another.

“The first day Terri Clark sat down next to Sunny Sweeney, they decided they were sisters from another mother and it very quickly became apparent that Chuck Wicks is basically the little brother that kind of keeps needling everybody along the way,” said Garner. “We’ve all kind of fallen into our respective roles, and that’s been the biggest reward for me, is seeing that dream come to fruition.”

Aside from becoming an instant family, what makes this group particularly unique is that they are also, with the exception of Garner, all singer-songwriters. No need to hire talent for their launch party, they were the talent!

Garner hosted the evening while his colleagues provided the entertainment. Meade, Wicks, Sweeney, and Clark each took turns singing.

Meade sang songs from her recently released sophomore album, “Count on Me,” including “Here for You” and “Get Up.” Wicks also gave fans a taste of his latest material. He sang his current single, “Salt Life,” off of his newly released EP, “Rough.” Other songs from his performance included “All I Ever Wanted,” and “I Don’t Do Lonely Well,” a song Wicks wrote that can be found on Jason Aldean’s album, “Night Train.”

Sweeney and Clark rounded out the performance. Sweeney sang, “From a Table Away,” “Kiss My Ass,” and “Drink Myself Single.” Clark sang, “I Just Want to Be Mad,” “Better Things to Do,” and fan favorite, “Girls Lie Too.”

Having radio personalities double as the performers country fans love to go out and see on the road, is something truly unique about “America’s Morning Show.”

“What’s really cool about this show is that is does something that no other program can, and that is on weekends, my co-hosts are the ones that are out touring, and they are there in the flesh meeting our country core line group face-to-face, hand-to-hand, day after day, night after night and to bring these stories on the road, or to the people who listen in New York, there’s no other program that can afford their listeners that opportunity,” said Garner.

Sit in a room for five minutes with Garner, Clark, Meade, Sweeney, and Wicks, and you will see just how great a team NASH FM has nabbed themselves. Throughout their launch party, the gang joked with each other, told the crowd stories, and really gave their fans a look into what their mornings are really like each and every day.

“None of us are afraid to be who we are,” said Garner. “None of us are afraid to let those barriers down, and to be self-deprecating, but also to talk about what really matters to us. When we did that [launch] party the other night, I can’t tell you how many people came up to me and talked to me about my kids and that meant the world to me.”

It’s evident by the way Garner speaks about his fans how much they mean to him and to the rest of his co-hosts. Garner feels passionately about connecting with his listeners and the fans of country music. No need to doubt who is responding if you ask Garner a question on Twitter.

“Literally I’ve got on my phone 186 direct messages right now through Twitter and each and every one of those will be answered by me, not some other person because we have that trust,” said Garner. “They believe that I’m there for them, and by golly, I am going to be there for them.”

So what’s in store for “America’s Morning Show?” The hosts and their team are currently in the process of building a studio where they will have an in-studio audience. The location is yet to be announced, but according to Garner, the announcement will be coming soon.

If one thing is for certain, it is that New Yorkers will be lining up out the door and down a city block for a chance to take part in a studio audience with NASH FM’s morning show. After all, New Yorkers love their country music, and never want to see it leave their city again!  Listen on line at: http://www.nashfm947.com/

Top Country Tweets of the Week – Week of July 28th

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10. With a fast-rising career, it’s a good thing that @ThomasRhett has good people surrounding him “My wife almost always takes care of me as I’m about to step on stage”

9. A new festival was born this year in @FrankieBallard’s home state “The Faster Horses festival was very cool. Thanks to those who brought us in! It’s joyful to see country music so strong in Michigan”

8. If you want to follow the most random person on twitter, Sunny Sweeney (@GettinSweenered) has you covered “As much as I love shoes, it’s a wonder to me why I always wonder why we can’t live in a world where everyone can go barefoot. Carry on.”

7. Big things coming soon for @KelliePickler “Shooting my album cover/artwork with the wonderful Robert Ascroft! #PhotoShoot

6. Wonder if this lady that @BrettEldredge saw wants to dog-race “Just saw a lady walkin a giant dog that was literally bigger than her…She should throw a saddle on that pooch and name him FleaBiscuit!”

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5. I hate celebrities with flat personalities – @CarrieUnderwood said One Direction wasn’t outgoing “So…The 1D boys were totes at my movie theater last night. Jealous? I tried to chat w/them but they…”

4. Kimberly from Little Big Town (@OhGussie) tragically lost her husband a few years ago, but the driver got his time this week “My husband lost his brother to a drunk driver the day before thanksgiving last yr. Today that man was sentenced to 22 yrs in prison, but that doesn’t bring our brother back. Please don’t drink & drive.”

3. From singing about Tim McGraw to singing with legends, @TaylorSwift13 has come a long way in a few short years “Got to sing ‘You’re So Vain’ with Carly Simon at Gillette Stadium tonight!!!!! Unreal. I could not possibly look up to her more.”

2. Sorry @BradPaisley, but that is just a little different than George… “Okay the royal baby name betting pool is on. I got a hundred bucks on Fauntleroy.”

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1. Talking about babys, @HillaryScottLA is a new mother herself! “She’s here, and we are in HEAVEN!!! Eisele Kaye, our beautiful angel, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!”

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