For Sweeney, it's "Easy as Hello"
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For Sweeney, it's "Easy as Hello"

Friday, July 15, 2022 – Sunny Sweeney will be out with "Married Alone" on Sept. 23 via Thirty Tigers and released a new single, "Easy as Hello."

"This is the type of song that makes me think I can see myself riding down the coast of California with a joint in my hand, music blaring and wind blowing my hair all over the place," said Sweeney.

Penned by Sweeney, Lori McKenna and Heather Morgan, the song picks apart that final decision to end a relationship. "If goodbye were as easy as hello / Could forget about someone you held so close / Pack it up and just move on down the road."

"This song was written much slower than we recorded it. I owe all the tempo and flare to Beau Bedford on this one," said Sweeney. Bedford, along with Paul Cauthen, produced "Married Alone." "He just came in the first day of recording holding up a guitar with no strap and goes, 'This is it,'" she recalled. "He played a couple lines of it, and I was sold."

Cauthen sang on "A Song Can't Fix Everything," the first single from the disc.

"Someday You'll Call My Name" was pulled from Sweeney's vault and originally inspired by her early days as a musician, longing to be recognized by major country institutions. She and co-writer Brennen Leigh reworked their 10-year-old version of the track to better fit "Married Alone."

Vince Gill sings on "Married Alone," which incorporates pedal steel.

"My jaw hit the floor when I heard that song, because I had just gone through my second divorce, which is also cliche of a country singer," Sweeney said. "I was still pretty raw about my divorce, but also very candid and trying to find levity in the situation. You have to be able to laugh at yourself at some point and not let it just totally get you down."

A few months after securing the song, Sweeney traveled to Dallas to record the disc.

The track listing is
Tie Me Up (Sunny Sweeney/Buddy Owens/Galen Griffin)
Easy As Hello (Sunny Sweeney/Lori McKenna/Heather Morgan)
Married Alone featuring Vince Gill (Hannah Blaylock/Josh Morningstar/Autumn McEntire)
Someday You'll Call My Name (Sunny Sweeney/Brennen Leigh)
How'd I End Up Lonely Again (Sunny Sweeney/Channing Wilson/Josh Morningstar)
A Song Can't Fix Everything featuring Paul Cauthen (Sunny Sweeney/Lori McKenna)
Want You To Miss Me (Sunny Sweeney/Caitlyn Smith)
Wasting One On You (Sunny Sweeney/Buddy Owens/Monty Holmes)
Fool Like Me (Waylon Payne/Kendell Marvel)
All I Don't Need (Sunny Sweeney/Lori McKenna)
Leaving Is My Middle Name (Sunny Sweeney/ Buddy Owens/Galen Griffin/Scotch Taylor)

Tour dates are
July 15 - Springfield, MO - Southbound Bar & Grill
July 16 - Kahoka, MO - Clark County Fair
July 17 -Yorkville, IL - The Law Office Pub & Music Hall
July 20 - Berwyn, IL - Fitzgerald's Night Club
July 21 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
July 22 - Minneapolis, MN - The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
July 24 - Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge
July 27 - Manitou Springs, CO - Lulu's Downstairs
July 29 - Cheyenne, WY - The Outlaw Saloon
July 30 - Sheridan, WY - WYO Theater
July 31 - White Sulphur Springs, MT - Red Ants Pants Music Festival
Aug. 5 - King Ferry, NY - Treleaven Wines
Aug. 20 - Millport, United Kingdom - Millport Country Music Festival 2022
Aug. 25 - Salardu, Spain - Salardu Country Rock Festival 2022
Aug. 28 - Bottesford, United Kingdom - The Long Road Festival 2022
Aug. 30 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Academy Islington
Sept. 29 - The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe Big Barn
Oct. 1 - Austin, TX - 04 Center
Oct. 2 - Forth Worth, TX - Fort Brewery
Oct. 7 - Augusta, GA - Imperial Theatre
Oct. 8 - Greenville, SC - Radio Room
Oct. 13 - Bristol, VA - Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Oct. 14 - Washington, DC - City Winery
Oct. 15 - Philadelphia, PA - City Winery (The Loft)
Nov. 20 - Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsley
Jan. 26-27 - Key West, FL -Truman Waterfront Park
April 15-19 - Galveston, TX - Port of Galveston

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