Sweeney is a very attractive young lady who has an
exciting old time sounding country record, an
emotive country voice and a set list of twelve very
good songs by herself and some of country's best,
including Jim Lauderdale. Sweeney has a way with a
song, and this Texas country soundin' band cooks
with some great chickin' pickin' and plenty of great
pedal steel and country fiddle.
The songs on Heartbreakers
Hall Of Fame range from rockabilly to hot Texas
swing. I love the sound, her vocals are real
country, like guitars and pedal steel. She really
reminds me of... nobody, but I love her sound.
This disc will definitely get you
moving with a lot of upbeat country rockers.
Produced by Tommy Detamore and Tom Lewis, and
co-produced by Sweeney. Recorded, mixed and mastered
by Tommy Detamore, who does way more than an
adequate job on this old timey masterpiece.
The CD starts out rockin' with a
song called "Refresh My Memory", this song moves
real well and is the sign of things to come, with an
acoustic/ electric sound. "Lavender Blue" with Jim
Lauderdale is a very good country love song. Sweeney
has such great control over her vocals, and the
country accent is real.
Growing up in East Texas, Sweeney
was fronting her first band in 2004, doing what she
says is the "hardest she ever worked in her whole
life, but loving it".
Her Label, "Big Machine", is a
good label for an artist like herself. She really
sounds like the real thing, "If I Could" is a hot
song that is super fast and definitely sounds like a
"16th Avenue" - This song ends
the disc, she shows how she can sing a slow ballad.
What a voice, nice harmonica here. A song about
people following their dreams. Some more great
What else can I say, but Sweeney
is a refreshing artist, and this whole album
refreshed my memory.
Check this one out!