Sunny Sweeney Revisits Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” With The Help Of Rissi Palmer, Miko Marks, And Tami Neilson

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Friday, May 12, 2023

“Getting to play music for a living is wild, but getting to work with friends on such fun projects makes me fall in love with music all over again,” says ACM-nominated vocalist and songwriter Sunny Sweeney. In this case, her friends are fellow powerhouse artists Rissi Palmer, Miko Marks, and Tami Neilson. And the project she is referring to? A waltzing, heartfelt cut of Bob Dylan’s beloved classic, “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” “Working with Miko, Rissi, and Tami on one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs is simply just a dream,” says Sweeney. “I feel like we have all lived a little and all ‘felt the words.’”

Co-produced by Sweeney and long-time guitarist, Harley Husbands, “Don’t Think Twice” rides a 6/8 drum groove as each singer takes her turn with the song’s near-perfect verses. The production is accentuated by a multi-part horn arrangement by Doug Corcoran, vintage sounding Hammond organ by Kevin McKendree, Husbands’ soulful electric guitar fills, and Joanna Janét floating in and out on harmony vocals, all creating a retro backdrop for Sweeney, Palmer, Marks, and Neilson to feel out each verse in their own way.

“I’ve been a long-time fan of Sunny’s work, so it was a total honor to sing on a track with her,” says Palmer. “Add in Miko and Tami, who I’m also a fan of, and you’ve pretty much got a dream team.” Marks adds, “I’m elated that I get to be on a record with women I admire and am really glad that Sunny had this beautiful and heartfelt idea to collaborate.” Neilson, honored to be included with some of her favorite contemporaries, said, “Sunny didn’t even have to say what song it was…phone book, car manual? I’m in!”

Yesterday, The Boot premiered the track writing, “‘Don't Think Twice, It's All Right’ is a true musical gem born from the spirit of collaboration.” Fans can stream or purchase “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” today at this link. Sweeney’s tour continues tonight. A full list of dates can be found below or at

In addition to the release of “Don’t Think Twice,” Sweeney also just released a stellar cover of Emmylou Harris’s “Red Dirt Girl” with fellow Texan Jamie Lin Wilson. She is also featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s American Currents exhibit which opened last month in Nashville, Tennessee and runs through February 2024. Sweeney’s hard-to-miss, sparkly guitar, hats from Standard Hat Works in Waco, Texas, and a handmade wooden sculpture made by Sweeney’s stepdad, Paul Strickland, in honor of her song “Poet’s Prayer” were lent to the museum for this one year, limited-time display.

Catch Sunny Sweeney On Tour:

May 12 - Harrisonburg, VA - The Golden Pony

May 14 - Greenville, SC - Doc’s Tavern

May 15 - Raleigh, NC - The Pour House Music Hall

May 16 - Greensboro, NC - Flat Iron

May 17 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre

May 18 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry House

June 1 - Springfield, MO - Southbound Bar & Grill

June 2 - Bonner Springs, KS - Private Event

June 3 - Winfield, KS - Island Park

June 10 - Kilgore, TX - The Back Porch

June 15 - The Woodlands, TX - Dosey Doe Big Barn

June 16 - Saint Jo, TX - Red River Station

June 17 - Graham, TX - Graham Concert Series on the Square

June 18 - Tomball, TX - Private Event

June 21 - Bozeman, MT - Live from the Divide

June 22-24 Red Lodge, MT - Red Lodge Songwriter Festival

June 25 Billings, MT - Pub Station

July 8 - Clinton, WI - Live in the Lot

July 11 - Indianapolis, IN - HiFi w/ Corb Lund

July 15 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow Barn

July 19 - Denton, TX - Dan’s Silverleaf

July 21 - Groesbeck, TX - Old Fort Parker

Aug 3 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern.

Fall UK tour announced:

Nov 9 - Newcastle - The Cluny

Nov 10 - Leek - Foxlowe Arts Center

Nov 12 - Nottingham - The Bodega

Nov 13 - Birmingham - Kitchen Garden Cafe

Nov 14 - Manchester - Retro

Nov 15 - Gloucester - Gloucester Guildhall

Nov 17 - Cardiff - Acapela Studio

Nov 19 - London - Oslo

Nov 20 - Oxford - The Bullingdon

Nov 21 - Southampton - 1865

Nov 25 - Belfast - Limelight 2

For tickets and information on all tour dates, please visit