Artist of the Week: Sunny Sweeney 03 Jul 13

This week’s KKOK Artist of the Week is: Sunny Sweeney.

- Born December 7th, 1976 in Houston, Texas

- After earning a degree in Public Relations from Southwest Texas College, Sweeney started a band.

- They started out playing mostly local bars in Austin, before starting to slowly branch out and play throughout the state of Texas.

- Her debut album, Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame, was independently issued in 2006 and then regionally released in 2007. It produced three regional (Texas, Oklahoma) singles in “If I Could”, “Ten Years Pass” and “East Texas Pines”, and these songs charted on the Texas Music Chart.

- In June 2010, the lead-off to her second studio album, and this song: “From a Table Away,” became her first single to chart.

- In 2009, Sweeney was signed as the first artist to Republic Nashville.

- Although “Heartbreakers Hall of Fame” never charted nationally, her second album “Concrete was released in August of 2011 and went up to #7 on the charts.

- After her first single “From A Table Away” debuted at #57, then climbed to #10, Sunny followed it up with her next single “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving,” which was #38 on the charts.

- Sunny Sweeney’s career is just starting to take off and she’s already been nominated for the ACM’s 2013 Top New Female Artist.

- Her third studio album is set to be released sometime in 2014.