Texas-born Sunny Sweeney is a country artist with barroom cred, mainstream validation, and the ability to hold a crowd in the palm of her hand. She 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 the roles she inhabits through song. Hard-drinking ballads mingle with extraordinarily honest confessionals, delivered in a soul-piercing voice that alternates between tough and tender. Drugs, death, the ex-wife, drinking, devotion and longing for a child: it’s all here, raw and real.