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Sunny Sweeney Releases “My Bed” Duet with Will Hoge

 

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After concluding 2014 with countless accolades from some of music’s toughest critics, country songstress Sunny Sweeney is back with what just could be one of her most gut-wrenching ballads yet. A duet with GRAMMY-nominated artist Will Hoge, “My Bed” tells the story of a couple just going through the motions, sleeping in the same bed but not knowing a thing about one another anymore.

Written alongside Pistol Annies members Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, “My Bed” once again shows Sweeney at her very finest and serves as a worthy follow-up to her 2014 hit “Bad Girl Phase”, which landed on Rolling Stone’s “25 Best Country Songs of 2014.”  It also serves as another impressive cut on the Texas native’s latest album “PROVOKED”, in which The Washington Post says Sweeney “proved that she still belongs alongside Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson on Nashville’s A-list of no-guff-takers,” and was heralded as the No. 9 Country Album of 2014 by Rolling Stone.

Not only has Sweeney been making waves with her critically acclaimed music, lately Sweeney’s acts of patriotism have been making headlines as well. In Oct. 2014, Sweeney showed her appreciation for those serving overseas by posting a photo on Facebook of a man praying over a soldier, which Sweeney witnessed in the Las Vegas airport en route to a gig. The post went viral, landing on Buzzfeed’s “Top 50 Facebook Shares of 2014” and reaching the soldier, himself. A few months later, Sweeney once again took to social media to help find the owners of an Iraq war Army veteran’s ring that one of her family members found in Natchez, Mississippi.

Sweeney was successful in finding the ring’s owner, explaining that she was ecstatic to hear from the veteran’s fiancé. She told Fox News, “[The veteran] messaged me and he was like, ‘You don’t even understand. In two days, it’s the 10 year anniversary of my ship date to Iraq.’ And the day they got the ring in the mail, was his exact ship date,” said Sweeney. “I’m not all earthy and stuff, but you really truly can’t write that stuff.”

Sweeney, who is married to an Austin City police officer, is a large supporter of law enforcement and the troops and says she strives to do whatever she can to provide support for those who fight for our country.

Sweeney will join Miranda Lambert’s Certified Platinum Tour in March; for a full list of tour dates, visit http://www.sunnysweeney.com/tour/. For more information on Sunny Sweeney, visit SunnySweeney.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @GettinSweenered and on Facebook @OfficialSunnySweeney.

Top Country Tweets of the Week: October 20th-26th

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  1. @littlebigtown ·  We’re ready for game 3! @mlb #WorldSeries #Selfie #StandUpToCancer #SFGiants vs. #Royals
  1. @bretteldredge ·  When I was a kid, I thought that yellow bear that ate honey was named “Winnie the POOP”
  1. @BradPaisley ·  Whenever a tweet sucks it should be called a teet. And the app should be called titter.
  1. @blakeshelton ·  I’m so famous the Weather Channel interrupts it’s national coverage every 10 minutes just to give me my local forecast.. Bitch.
  1. @DBradbery ·  Nothing bugs me more than seeing, or hearing about a guy who disrespects their girl behind her back. Random, but it happens way too much

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  1. @kelliepickler ·  Home sweet home…. http://instagram.com/p/uk28B6r2sX/ 

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  1. @CassadeePope ·  YOU’RE a badass! “@DierksBentley didn’t know much about @CassadeePope til this tour. total badass singer & great hang http://bit.ly/1pMhk6e
  1. @martinamcbride · I cannot BELIEVE that this is the last season of @nbcparenthood. I refuse to accept it. Isn’t’ there some kind of petition we can sign???
  1. @GettinSweenered ·  Surprise! Another day went by without me having to use math or science. Gasp!
  1. @CharlieDaniels ·  Criticism is nothing more than someone else’s opinion and never a reason to stop doing something you believe in Let’s all make the day count

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. :)

kristian bush

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

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