Sunny Sweeney is the party and the morning after. She’s the quip that makes you laugh and the truth that makes you cry, the devil that’s egging you on and the angel whispering that you aren’t alone. But those compelling contradictions aren’t what’s most interesting about Sweeney: it’s the depth and brazen authenticity she brings to all her roles that grabs you and won’t let go.
Sweeney’s salty wisdom and Texas-hewn soprano have never sounded stronger than they do on her latest release, Trophy. The wit and honesty that have always defined her stone-cold country have blossomed into confessional, complex songwriting for grown-ups, still whiskey-drenched and honk-tonk-ready. Drugs, death, the ex-wife, drinking, devotion, and longing for a child: it’s all here, raw and real.
The mastery of holes in the wall, major label stint, and serious songwriting chops make Sweeney something of a rarity: an artist with barroom cred, mainstream validation, and songs meaty enough for listening rooms. Or, as Rolling Stone put it in September 2016: “Sweeney is one of the rare entertainers who can hold her own at CMA Fest as well as AmericanaFest.”
Theater Doors Open: 7:30 p.m.
Showtime: 8 p.m.
Tier 1 tickets: $30
Tier 2 tickets: $20
$15 Lewisville resident tickets can be purchased in person at MCL Grand during normal business hours; must show valid driver’s license or utility bill to validate residency. Subject to availability.
Sales tax included in ticket price.