After concluding 2014 with countless accolades from some of music’s toughest critics, country songstress Sunny Sweeney is back with what just could be one of her most gut-wrenching ballads yet. A duet with GRAMMY-nominated artist Will Hoge, “My Bed” tells the story of a couple just going through the motions, sleeping in the same bed but not knowing a thing about one another anymore.
Written alongside Pistol Annies members Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, “My Bed” once again shows Sweeney at her very finest and serves as a worthy follow-up to her 2014 hit “Bad Girl Phase,” which landed on Rolling Stone’s “25 Best Country Songs of 2014.” It also serves as another impressive cut on the Texas native’s latest album Provoked, in which The Washington Post says Sweeney “proved that she still belongs alongside Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson on Nashville’s A-list of no-guff-takers,” and was heralded as the No. 9 Country Album of 2014 by Rolling Stone.
Not only has Sweeney been making waves with her critically acclaimed music, lately Sweeney’s acts of patriotism have been making headlines as well. In Oct. 2014, Sweeney showed her appreciation for those serving overseas by posting a photo on Facebook of a man praying over a soldier, which Sweeney witnessed in the Las Vegas airport en route to a gig. The post went viral, landing on Buzzfeed’s “Top 50 Facebook Shares of 2014″ and reaching the soldier, himself. A few months later, Sweeney once again took to social media to help find the owners of an Iraq war Army veteran’s ring that one of her family members found in Natchez, Mississippi.
Sweeney was successful in finding the ring’s owner, explaining that she was ecstatic to hear from the veteran’s fiancé. She told Fox News, “[The veteran] messaged me and he was like, ‘You don’t even understand. In two days, it’s the 10 year anniversary of my ship date to Iraq.’ And the day they got the ring in the mail, was his exact ship date,” said Sweeney. “I’m not all earthy and stuff, but you really truly can’t write that stuff.”
Sweeney, who is married to an Austin City police officer, is a large supporter of law enforcement and the troops and says she strives to do whatever she can to provide support for those who fight for our country.
Sweeney will join Miranda Lambert’s Certified Platinum Tour in March.