Country music singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney has signed with Thirty Tigers and will begin working on her next album.
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 critically acclaimed albums: Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame and Concrete. The latter album featured the Top Ten hit “From a Table Away,” which was the highest charting Billboard debut single from a female country artist in four years.
“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. “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.”
The Austin Chronicle wrote, “Sunny Sweeney’s got the chops: a hard-bitten Texas twang that can cut with both coyness and attitude, unapologetic about the kind of country she was raised on.”
In its review of 2011 release Concrete, Country Weekly said, “Sunny Sweeney breaks into the boys’ club that country radio has largely become over the past several months with enough tough-chick twang to rival country’s current purveyor Miranda Lambert. This Texas-bred singer knows how to convey heartfelt and complex emotions with one clever turn of a phrase…But make no mistake, that girl-next-door innocence is short-lived. This singer can turn sassy when scorned… if Music City can handle one more tough-and-tender female country singer, Sunny can surely shine in that slot.”