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SUNNY SWEENEY EARNS FIRST TOP 10
“From A Table Away” Is Highest-Charting Debut Single Of A Female Country Artist
Since Taylor Swift in 2007
Joins First Major Tour This Spring
Nashville, Tennessee (March 10, 2011) – It’s a celebration of firsts for Sunny Sweeney, whose Republic Nashville debut single, “From A Table Away,” has escalated into the Top 10 on both Billboard and Mediabase Country Charts. This excitement comes just after the announcement that she will join her first major tour – Brad Paisley’s H2O II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour – this spring.

“From A Table Away” garnered Sweeney the highest-charting debut single of a solo female Country artist in the last four years since Taylor Swift’s “Tim McGraw,” which peaked at #6 in January 2007.

Beginning May 28 Sweeney will hit the road with Brad Paisley on his H2O II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour, which kicks off at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA and continues throughout the summer. During the run she will showcase songs on her current EP, which skyrocketed into the Top 5 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart just hours after it was released, as well as several new tunes. Sweeney co-wrote 7 of the 10 tracks from her forthcoming album, slated for release later this year.

Headline Country went behind-the-scenes with Sunny last month for a tour of the Grand Ole Opry, where she was invited to perform for the 23rd time since her debut in 2007. Catch this glimpse of Country music history and its future tonight, March 10, at 9:00pm EST/8:00pm CST on Great American Country (GAC).

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ABOUT SUNNY SWEENEYHailing from East Texas, Sunny Sweeney is a singer/songwriter with musical instincts that are stone-cold country. She is a Top 10 Female Country Artist of 2010 with the highest charting debut single of a female country artist in the last four years. Her lead single, "From A Table Away," is a Top 10 hit on the Country Charts and rising. Sunny co-wrote all of the songs on her current EP and a full album is slated for release later this year. Though relatively new to the scene, she has already been featured in Country Weekly, AOL’s The Boot, Last.fm, Arizona Daily Star, Country Aircheck and MusicRow as well as on WGN-TV, CMT and GAC. Sunny has also landed on multiple “Ones to Watch in 2011” lists, including MSN and AOL. She is a favorite guest of the Grand Ole Opry, playing more than 20 times since her debut in 2007, and has warmed up the stage for County Music icons Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams, Jr. Recently she lent her voiceto The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings, dueting with another idol, Jessi Colter, on "Good Hearted Woman." This summer Sunny will join Brad Paisley’s H2O II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour.

ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE: Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Records Label Group and Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic, announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville – in May 2009. Former Capitol Records Promotion executive Jimmy Harnen serves as President with Borchettaserving as CEO. The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine Records and Universal Republic Records. Big Machine and Universal Republic first joined forces in 2007 to propel country Superstar Taylor Swift to Top 40 radio and beyond, with Taylor becoming thebest-selling all-genre artist in 2008. Republic Nashville's artist roster includes Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstar Martina McBride; Grammy-nominated, Platinum sensations The Band Perry; Eli Young Band and Sunny Sweeney.

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