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Sunny Sweeney
Photos courtesy of Bill and Mary Aldacushion
Bill Chambers, Sunny Sweeney (from East Texas), and Dallas Way booked at Lizottes, Kincumber
Monday, 28 January 2008 Book Now   Australia Day Lunch

Sunny Sweeney is an emerging singer-songwriter from East Texas who is scheduled to be in Tamworth next January 2008 as part of the Honky Tonk Explosion Tour being being organised by John Lomax III and Bill Chambers. Other US artists will include Dallas Wayne and Becky Hobbs.    Click here for more info on the Tamworth Festival 2008
 Sunny as transcribed by Rick Koenig of California
" ....Sunny gave a brief bio that although she was from East Texas she moved to Austin to go to college and got involved in a comedy troupe and stand-up. Seeking more opportunities she moved to New York City for two years, and when that didn't pan out, she headed home to Texas. While performing with a comedy troupe in Texas often times there were musical numbers within their performances, and so some of her performing partners told her she should pursue a singing career. Sunny asked her step-father at that point to teach her to play guitar, something he had offered to do when she was a young teenager. Sunny made the choice to pursue a singing career seriously at that point and has been having a blast ever since. She said getting picked up for distribution by the Big Machine label was a total surprise, and she is very grateful to Scott Borchetta for supporting her in the Americana music realm. Sunny mentioned she misses her three dogs at home when she is out touring ..."

The Americana music community has embraced Sunny as this week she was nominated for 2007 New/Emerging Artist by the Americana Music Association - an award won by The Greencards in 2006.

You can learn more about Sunny and her music on her blog, http://www.myspace.com/sunnysweeney , and her website, http://www.sunnysweeney.com .

The pictures are from Sunny's appearance on the Chevy Stage in Nashville during the 2007 CMA Music Festival. Her set list included Audrey Auld Mezera's Next Big Nothing and ended with Tim Carrol's If I Could popularised by Kasey Chambers.
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