Highest charting female trio in 16 years
Runaway June’s “Buy My Own Drinks” has extended its run marking the first time a female trio has broken into the top five on the Mediabase Country chart since the Dixie Chicks in 2003. This is a thrilling triumph for the band as this is also their first top five hit as songwriters. This milestone is part of country music history being the highest charting female trio since the Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier” 16 years ago. Along with earning this coveted accolade, the trio announces their upcoming performance on ABC’S Good Morning America on October 3rd.
Not only are the members of Runaway June tremendous performers and musicians, but they are clearly prosperous songwriters. This song is the first top five song for each of the members as writers in which they wrote alongside Hillary Lindsey and Josh Kear. As songwriters, the members of the band wrote or co-wrote a majority of the tracks on their critically acclaimed album Blue Roses.
Since Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne formed four years ago, Runaway June has become an ACM and CMT nominated band, been named CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” scored major tours and opening slots with some of the biggest names and icons in music (including Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood), performed on national TV including the CMA Awards, ACM Awards, CMT Awards and TODAY, and soon to be GMA. The trio has received high praise and raves from dozens of critical outlets, all while constantly digging deeper to fill out a sound that connects them to the tradition of country music and its devoted fans.
Runaway June’s long-awaited debut album, Blue Roses, was recently released on June 28th via Wheelhouse Records. Produced by Dann Huff. They are also on the road through the fall, supporting seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist Carrie Underwood on the Cry Pretty Tour 360. Sponsored by CALIA, the tour kicked off on May 1st in Greensboro, NC, and will play 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada promoted by AEG Presents.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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