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Runaway June announces Xmas EP

Monday, September 21, 2020 – Runaway June today announced the release of "When I Think About Christmas EP" out Oct. 16 on Broken Bow/Wheelhouse.

This five-track EP will feature three Christmas classics and two Runaway June Christmas originals.

"Our new Christmas EP, 'When I Think About Christmas,' has all of these beautiful mountain Appalachian sounds," the trio said in a press release. "So we put our own little spin on Christmas music and we've got some fiddle so why not."

The BBR Music Group/Wheelhouse Records act is comprised of Naomi Cooke (lead vocals; guitar); Natalie Stovall (vocals; fiddle/guitar); and Jennifer Wayne (vocals; guitar). Stovall, who previously led Natalie Stovall and The Drive, replaced Hannah Mulholland the day after she said she was leaving. Prior to Stovall's joining, Runaway June released "Blue Roses."

Penned by songwriters Sam Hollander and Martin Johnson, "Christmas On The Radio" is an original song described by that band as an " instant classic," exuding cheer and anticipation of holiday music and traditions soon to come. Their other original and title-track, "When I Think About Christmas", was co-written by Runaway June's Jennifer Wayne, Josh Matheny, and Tiffany Goss. Described by Wayne as a song that "feels like it's been around for a hundred years," Cooke croons with hints of classic Country mixed with Christmas touch.

Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas, Gwen Stefani, Pussycat Dolls) produced four of the five tracks and co-produced "Christmas On The Radio" with Martin Johnson and Brandon Paddock.

The track list is:
1. Christmas On The Radio (Runaway June Original – Sam Hollander, Martin Johnson)
2. Sleigh Ride (Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish)
3. O Holy Night (Traditional Holiday Song)
4. When I Think About Christmas (Runaway June Original – Jennifer Wayne, Josh Matheny, Tiffany Goss)
5. Let It Snow – (Julie Styn, Sammy Cahn)

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CD review - When I Think About Christmas EP Runaway June put a lot of thought in how their five-song holiday project would sound. Yes, three of these five selections are already overly familiar tunes to most of us. Yet, you haven't heard them sung exactly like this before. The trio Runaway June put their vocal harmony skills to excellent use throughout this lovely little treat - its first with Natalie Stovall. Additionally, the music is real country, too. Opener, "Christmas on the Radio" celebrates popular holiday ...
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CD review - Runaway June Finally, after two long years of hard work and positive buzz, Runaway June has dropped its debut self-titled EP. With hitmaker Dann Huff on board as producer and early tracks having received praise both in print and in concert. So, is it worth all the hype? In a word, yes. While Runaway June, comprised of Naomi Cooke (lead vocals, guitar), Hannah Mulholland (vocals; mandolin) and Jennifer Wayne (vocals; guitar), are fresh to the scene, they play together like a well-oiled machine. ...

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