Sunday, January 13, 2008

Thank Ya

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.

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