Used Cars

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  • Sunny Sweeney tells us that this is one of the favorite she's ever written - she says it's about finding love again. Here's the story: "I was married before. I got divorced and I just didn't think I would want to get married again. Then I didn't think that I would ever find someone that would be really good for me - it seemed like more trouble than it was worth.

    There's a used car dealership next door to this s--thole that I played in Austin. I just happened to be driving by, and I saw it, and there was this one shiny car on the lot. I thought, 'Huh.' So I kept that title for a really long time, and then I was writing with my friend Natalie Hemby one day and I said, 'Had this weird idea. I don't know if you'll think it's cool or if there's even anything to it.' And I told her, and she's like, 'Yes, we're writing that.'"
  • This was the first love song that Sweeney had ever written. She described it to The Boot as, "just kind of unintentionally a chronological telling of, kind of a diary sort of thing."

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