Sunday, January 13, 2008
With the previous mentioning of the state of country music today couched in a book review, it was great to see Sunny Sweeney make an appearance in Lyons over the weekend. She's the real thing; straight-ahead country music with strong vocals, tied up nicely with great songs and an authentic band. No Nashville packaging or pretensions. And she's the self-proclaimed #1 fan of Merle Haggard.
Applause was acknowledged with a East Texas-style "Thank Ya"! Sunny also mentioned a friend of hers, Brennen Leigh, who she said is even further over on the real-country-o-meter. Will have to listen to her!
Looks like Sunny Sweeney has some upcoming nights at the Grand Old Opry in March, where I'm sure she'll wow 'em.