Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame

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Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame
Studio album by Sunny Sweeney
Released May 2007 (2007-05)
Genre Country
Length 39:22
Label Big Machine
Producer Tommy Detamore
Tom Lewis
Sunny Sweeney
Sunny Sweeney chronology
Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame
(2007)
Concrete
(2011)
Singles from Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame
  1. "If I Could"
    Released: 2007
  2. "Ten Years Pass"
    Released: 2008
  3. "East Texas Pines"
    Released: 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Country Standard Time favorable[3]

Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame is the first studio album by American country music singer Sunny Sweeney. It was released in 2007 via Big Machine Records. The album included the singles "If I Could", "Ten Years Pass" and "East Texas Pines", none of which charted.

Content[edit]

"Please Be San Antone" was co-written by Emily Erwin (now known as Emily Robison) of the Dixie Chicks, and was previously recorded by Jim Lauderdale on his 1999 album Onward Through It All. "16th Avenue" was previously a Top 10 for Lacy J. Dalton from her 1982 album of the same name, and "Mama's Opry" by Iris DeMent on her 1992 album Infamous Angel. Sweeney self-penned the title track “Heartbreakers Hall of Fame” and “Slow Swinging Western Tunes” as well as co-wrote “Ten Years Pass” with Elizabeth Mason.

Reception[edit]

The album has received favorable reviews from music critics. Michael Berick, who reviewed the album for Allmusic, gave it four stars out of five, calling it a "a refreshing slice of traditional honky tonk enlivened with a dollop of rock & roll energy[…]She has a strong idea of who she is as a singer and performer, and her instincts are proven correct on this impressive effort."[1] Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly gave it a B+ rating, calling it "the kind of roadhouse fare typically tagged 'too country for country'."[2] Country Standard Time critic Stuart Munro gave a favorable review as well, noting the mix of material on the album, and describing Sweeney's voice as being "full of sass and syrupy twang."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Refresh My Memory"   Jim Lauderdale, John Scott Sherrill 3:23
2. "East Texas Pines"   Libbi Bosworth, Gary Griffin 3:20
3. "Next Big Nothing"   Audrey Auld 3:14
4. "Lavender Blue"   Keith Sykes 3:18
5. "Ten Years Pass"   Sunny Sweeney, Elizabeth Mason 3:24
6. "Here Kinda Lately"   Deron Harris 2:50
7. "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame"   Sweeney 2:34
8. "Slow Swinging Western Tunes"   Sweeney 4:35
9. "Please Be San Antone"   Lauderdale, Emily Erwin 2:20
10. "Mama's Opry"   Iris DeMent 4:07
11. "If I Could"   Tim Carroll 2:19
12. "16th Avenue"   Thom Schuyler 3:58

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Berick, Michael. "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  2. ^ a b Willman, Chris (2007-03-16). "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  3. ^ a b Munro, Stuart. "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 2009-02-15.