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Sunny Sweeney Makes Texas Charts History

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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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sunny Sweeny & Will Hoge New Music Video “My Bed”

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Check out Sunny Sweeny‘s new music video featuring Will Hoge for “My Bed.” The video is very provocative and the two singers had a lot of fun shooting it. They sat down with Rollingstone to discuss the ‘ins and outs’ of the shoot.

I think video directors are interesting,” says Hoge, whose own Small Town Dreams album will be released April 7th. “It’s not a hard concept. You hear the song and you go, ‘OK, we should do a video of us sitting on the bed and the chorus should be us singing together.’ I feel like I can come up with that. But what I love is that I would literally just do that and it would look terrible. But the director takes these concepts. . . like, I would never have thought, ‘You sit on this portion of the bed’ and then they turn the bed around and it makes everything cohesive. It’s fun for me as an outsider to come in and go, ‘Wow, OK. That takes this little concept you have it makes it this big cinematic thing.'”

Check out teh video and tell us what you think!

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.

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