Sunny Sweeney Becomes First Female With Back-to-Back No. 1s on Texas Music Chart
Edgy rising star Sunny Sweeney made history this week, as she became the first female artist with consecutive No. 1s on the official Texas Music Chart. Her duet with Nashville-based singer-songwriter Will Hoge “My Bed” is the second single off her latest record Provoked.
"I am very honored to be the first female to ever have two No. 1 songs back to back on the Texas music chart,” Sweeney expresses in a press release. “I believe firmly that if you just keep following your heart and working your butt off, you will see the payoff and positive results. Being able to finally work with my friend Will Hoge was so exciting for me. The addition of his voice completed the song.”
Written by Sweeney along with fellow artists Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, the tune is a somber ballad about the dissolution of a marriage, and it hits close to home, as Sweeney herself has been through a divorce. Its emotional accompanying music video was released in April.
“People have come up to me after shows and said, 'I've been there.' I said, 'Me too, honey.' I think everybody has, not necessarily a marriage, but a bad breakup where you're at that point,” Sweeney tells Billboard. “To me, it's one of those stories to where if I heard it as a fan, I would relate to it. I've been through that before and I wish I had that to listen to. Music helps me cope, it has my whole life. I'm excited that everybody is digging it."
The singer also set a record in late 2014 when her previous single, “Bad Girl Phase,” hit the top of the Texas Music Chart, making her the first female to take the No. 1 slot. The artist is turning a lot heads in the industry lately, and she recently toured with Miranda Lambert as part of the Certified Platinum tour.
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