Sunny Sweeney joins Willie’s Roadhouse as host of new morning show, ‘Sunny Side Up’

Weekday mornings, country artist Sunny Sweeney will present over four decades of classic country hits from the ’50s through the ’80s.

Matt Simeone
June 23, 2022

Weekday mornings from 6am–12pm ET beginning June 27, ACM-nominated recording artist Sunny Sweeney will host Sunny Side Up, a brand-new morning show at Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59), Willie Nelson’s exclusive SiriusXM channel, and on the SXM App. Sweeney will present over four decades of classic country hits from the ’50s through the ’80s by artists including the channel’s namesake Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and many more.

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About Sunny Sweeney

“I do not take lightly the history of country music,” says Sweeney. After all, it was country music that, in Sweeney’s words, “shaped me into the artist I am.”

Sweeney is a country and Americana artist from Texas, currently based in Nashville, TN. Sweeney debuted in 2006 with the acclaimed Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame, which announced her as an important new voice in country and Americana songwriting. 2011’s Concrete produced the top 40 country singles “From a Table Away,” “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving” and “Drink Myself Single,” and led to a Top Female Artist nomination at the 2013 ACM Awards. Sweeney continued to expand upon the traditional-leaning, forward-thinking sound of her earlier work with 2014’s Provoked and 2017’s Trophy, both of which earned Sweeney rave reviews across the country and roots communities.

“I would have never in my wildest dreams thought I would be able to say ‘Willie Nelson is my boss,’” says Sweeney. “I’m looking so forward to being a small part of everyone’s mornings.”

With this new show, Sweeney joins the ranks of legendary Willie’s Roadhouse hosts including Asleep At The Wheel’s larger-than-life frontman, Ray Benson; Ranger Doug from the beloved Western group Riders in the Sky and the Time Jumpers; country music legend, Jeannie Sealy; the “Mayor of Music Row,” Charlie Monk; fellow recording artist Dallas Wayne and Willie’s daughter Paula Nelson. Willie’s Roadhouse is also SiriusXM’s home for the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, which airs every Tuesday and Saturday night.

Married Alone

Sweeney’s Sunny Side Up announcement comes on the verge of the release of her new album, Married Aloneout September 23 via Thirty Tigers. Produced by Paul Cauthen and The Texas Gentlemen’s Beau Bedford, Married Alone takes listeners on a vibey ride from rowdy juke joints to lonely hotel rooms over the course of twelve tracks. Ranging from sweet acoustic Americana to painful, pedal steel ballads to unrestrained breakup kiss-offs to an emotional duet with country legend Vince Gill, Married Alone captures perfectly the broad spectrum of Sweeney’s talents as a songwriter and a performer. Fans can watch the visualizer for “A Song Can’t Fix Everything” featuring Paul Cauthen from Married Alone now and pre-order or pre-save the album ahead of its release right here. For more information please visit

Catch Sunny Sweeney On Tour

July 6 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s

July 7 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock N Roll

July 8 – McKinney, TX – Hank’s Grill

July 9 – Coupland, TX – Coupland Dancehall

July 10 – Fort Worth, TX – Fort Brewery

July 12 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine

July 13 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads

July 15 – Springfield, MO – Southbound Bar & Grill

July 16 – Kahoka, MO – Clark County Fair

July 17 -Yorkville, IL – The Law Office Pub & Music Hall

July 20 – Berwyn, IL – Fitzgerald’s Night Club

July 21 – Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall

July 22 – Minneapolis, MN – The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge

July 24 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge

July 27 – Manitou Springs, CO – Lulu’s Downstairs

July 29 – Cheyenne, WY – The Outlaw Saloon

July 30 – Sheridan, WY – WYO Theater

July 31 – White Sulphur Springs, MT – Red Ants Pants Music Festival

August 2 – Rochester, NY – Abilene Bar & Lounge

August 5 – King Ferry, NY – Treleaven Wines

For all tour dates and ticket information, please visit

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