Interview with country singer Sunny Sweeney Special

Posted Oct 19, 2013 by Markos Papadatos
Country singer Sunny Sweeney was nominated for a 2013 Academy of Country Music (ACM) award for "Top New Female Vocalist."
Country singer Sunny Sweeney
Country singer Sunny Sweeney
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Back in her days on the label, Republic Nashville, her hit single "From a Table Away" reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts back in March of 2011. Particularly impressive about that tune is that she co-wrote it from the standpoint of the paramour. "I always like being different," she said.
Currently, she is signed to the independent record label, Thirty Tigers.
On her ACM nomination, Sweeney said with excitement, "That was so crazy and awesome. We did a video for it and it was really fun."
She is now working on her upcoming studio album. "I just finished recording the album and I am so excited about it," she said. "It is ridiculous. This record is so good and I am so proud of it."
On recording the new project on an independent label, she shared, "The creative freedom is really nice and the producer that I used is actually the same co-producer that I used last time. I used Luke Wooten and he is just amazing and we both tackled it and went after it. I had so much fun and I am proud of all of the songs. I wrote 11 of them."
Sweeney is one of the co-hosts on "America's Morning Show," on New York's radio station, Nash FM 94.7, along with Blair Garner, Chuck Wicks, Terri Clark and Lee Ann Womack. "It is a complete lifestyle change since I get up at 3 a.m. and it's a whole different side of the music industry, so it's great to well-round yourself," she said. "Chuck Wicks is really nice and funny."
She revealed that there is a song on her new album that is a prequel to "Staying's Worse Than Leaving," which is a duet with country singer-songwriter Will Hoge.
Sweeney noted that she is driven by her own music and she thanked her fans for being so "awesome" to her. "Thank you so much. The fans are the reason I keep on doing this," she said.
Most impressive about Sweeney is that she has performed at the iconic Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville 38 times throughout her career.
To learn more about Sunny Sweeney, check out her official website and visit her page on Facebook.