Runaway June
Runaway June
January 25, 2024

Quartz Hill Records’ country trio Runaway June has released Smoke, Wine & Whiskey EP. Leading with the boot-stomping, fire-worthy single “Make Me Wanna Smoke” – the percussive and rhythmic track written by Jason Sellers, Ella Langley and Bobby Hamrick – keeps Runaway June’s three-part harmonies front and center as band members Jennifer Wayne, Natalie Stovall and Stevie Woodward can’t help but feel a pull toward someone they know they’re better off leaving behind. The second track, “Fine Wine,” penned by the trio with Paul Sikes, is a playful groove about getting over someone by indulging in a bottle of wine. Rounding out the Mickey Jack Cones-produced compilation is “Miss Me” – a taunting anthem written by Jessica Mitchell, Blake Bollinger and Ben Stennis. Featuring a sultry, addictive melody and blazing vocals, “Miss Me” offers a warning to any man considering going astray.

“‘Smoke, Wine & Whiskey’ is all about leaning into vices to get over heartbreak,” shares the trio of the project. “But we are not taking ourselves too seriously with these songs. Even though they are all about heartbreak, they all have their own kind of power and playfulness. Whether it’s with a glass of wine or telling ourselves ‘he’s gonna miss me,’ heartbreak doesn’t have to be all about the tears.”

Each member of Runaway June possesses the kind of powerhouse talent and radiant charisma that fully commands the spotlight. But when the three musicians sing together, their crystalline harmonies create an impact well beyond the sum of its parts and instantly stir up a whole world of feeling: sweet relief from heartache, escape from the everyday chaos, unabashed freedom to shake off your inhibitions. Runaway June’s career triumphs include earning nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMT Music Awards, bringing their electrifying live set to spots on tour with country icons like Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan, and scoring a major radio hit with their gold-certified breakthrough single “Buy My Own Drinks,” the Nashville-based trio is now set to deliver a new chapter and their effervescent sound shines like never before.

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