Sunny Sweeney brightens up Roosters in Mesa [Setlist]

Sunny Sweeney
Photo credit Rick Diamond / Staff

Sunny Sweeney was in the mood to celebrate when she played Roosters Country in Mesa Friday night (June 3rd), having announced that day that her new album Married Alone will be dropping on September 23rd.

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She performed a couple of songs from that new project: "Leaving Is My Middle Name" and the album's poignant first single, "A Song Can't Fix Everything," which includes a nod to Waylon Jennings, whose grave she'd visited that day for the first time. She also mentioned that another song from Married Alone, "Someday You'll Call My Name," will be included in a film called "Vengeance," which comes out in July.

But she also included plenty of fan favorites, like "Staying's Worse Than Leaving," (written with Radney Foster), "Bad Girl Phase," "From a Table Away," and despite her dislike of love songs, even "Grow Old with Me," all with her signature traditional country sound. She earned a laugh from the crowd as she recounted turning hurtful words into inspiration for songs like "Trophy" and "Backhanded Compliment," and the room sang along with her covers of Bob Dylan and Don Williams, as well as her closing number, "Can't Let Go," written by Randy Weeks and made famous by Lucinda Williams.

Married Alone is available for pre-order now.


1. Tie Me Down
2. Please Be San Antone
3. Staying's Worse Than Leaving
4. Pills
5. I Drink Well With Others
6. Poet's Prayer
7. To Be Alone with You (Bob Dylan cover)
8. Trophy
9. Bad Girl Phase
10. A Song Can't Fix Everything
11. Tulsa Time (Don Williams cover)
12. Grow Old with Me
13. Backhanded Compliment
14. Better Bad Idea
15. Leaving's My Middle Name
16. From a Table Away
17. Can't Let Go (Randy Weeks cover)

Featured Image Photo Credit: Rick Diamond / Staff