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Sweeney signs with Thirty Tigers

Friday, May 10, 2013 – Sunny Sweeney, who had two full length albums on the Big Machine stable, signed with Thirty Tigers, she said on her web site Friday.

Sweeney will begin working on her next album. She had released an album in 2006 as an indie artist in Texas that veered towards honky tonk. Her Big Machine disc was more mainstream sounding, including her hit, From a Table Away.

Earlier this year, the Longview, Texas native was nominated for the Academy of Country Music's New Female Vocalist of the Year Award. Previously signed to both Big Machine Records and its sister label Republic Nashville, Sweeney released two albums: "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame," a 2007 reissue of an indie release, and "Concrete" in 2011. The latter album featured From a Table Away, the highest charting Billboard debut single from a female country artist in four years.

Thirty Tigers is an independent record label and marketing and distribution company in Nashville and has worked with Elizabeth Cook and Jason Isbell.

"I have long been a fan of Thirty Tigers and the amazing roster of talent they have worked with through the years, and am thrilled to become part of their family," said Sweeney, 36. "I can't wait to share my new music with my fans."

"Most of the time, it's the managers or attorneys that initiate discussions about artist relationships. In this case, I reached out, hat in hand, expressing how much we'd love to work with Sunny," said David Macias, president and co-founder, Thirty Tigers. "I'm such a fan of hers, and I'm incredibly excited that she is joining the family. We're looking forward to working with Sunny, as well as the incredibly talented team of people she's surrounded herself with."

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Provoked CD review - Provoked
When we last heard from Sunny Sweeney in 2011 with "Concrete," her major label debut on Big Machine showed a very different side of Sweeney, whose album 5 years earlier was appropriately titled "Heartbreakers Hall of Fame." Texas honky tonk and traditional country songs blanketed her debut, but the same could not be said for "Concrete," which was the kind of disc that those bemoaning slicked up country had reason to be right. Sweeney is back and in excellent form on »»»
Concrete CD review - Concrete
If the name Sunny Sweeney seems vaguely familiar, there's good reason: the Texan and her sassy brand of country music have been bouncing around country music circles for years now, thanks to the collective buzz of her 2006 debut "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame" and a four-song EP released earlier this year. But while the singer has floated around the Texas club circuit and flirted with radio airplay, she didn't enter the mainstream vernacular until single From a Table Away »»»
EP CD review - EP
In the past, Sunny Sweeney has professed herself to be a lover of "old school country." Her debut release was shot through with that sensibility; based on this EP preview of her upcoming full-length, that is no longer the case, for good or ill. But then, to expect anything else would be naive. Sweeney is now on a major label, where success is measured in chart position and units moved; the fact that not one of the three singles from her first record, "Heartbreakers Hall of »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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