Texas country singer-songwriter Sunny Sweeney, accompanied by guitarist Harley Husbands, graced the Threadgill’s stage at last Friday’s Lone Star Music and KOKE-FM sponsored “Dillo Mixer” with a short but sweet acoustic set spotlighting songs from her just-released (and critically acclaimed) fourth album, Trophy. Highlights included the album’s “Better Bad Idea” (shown here), the melancholy “Bottle By My Bed” (which Sweeney co-wrote with Lori McKenna), and the hysterical — but as-yet unrecorded — “Whiskey Richard.”

Other performers at the LSM/KOKE-FM Dillo Mixer this year included the Band of Heathens, Robyn Ludwick, Walt Wilkins, Shane Cooley & the Midnight Girls, Shinyribs, Chris Fullerton, the Railhouse Band, the Michigan Rattlers, and the Jibs. Sweeney returned to Threadgill’s the very next day, this time with her full band in tow, to perform at Jenni Finlay Promotions and Conqueroo’s “Rebels and Renegades” party — followed by her biggest gig of the week (and possibly her whole year): opening for Garth Brooks in front of 20,000-plus at Austin’s Auditorium Shores.