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Runaway June Hits the Road with Jon Pardi for ‘CMT on Tour’

The cat’s out of the bag, Runaway June is heading out on the road with Jon Pardi! The news was revealed today via a fun Facebook Live invitation from Jon himself. Officially titled “CMT On Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour,” Pardi asked special guests and friends Midland and Runaway June to also join the bill for the boot-laden, hats-welcome tour this fall.

“To have Midland and Runaway June on the road with me this fall for the Lucky Tonight Tour, along with CMT, is awesome,” shares an enthusiastic Pardi. “When artists that are your friends join you on the road, a tour becomes really special.  Everyone is in for a good time!”

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“CMT on Tour” plans to bring Pardi’s distinct classic country sound to venues across the United States throughout its multi-city run. Specific tour markets and dates will be announced at a later date. For more information as it becomes available, visit CMTonTour.CMT.com and follow #CMTonTour on social platforms.

Accompanied by two rising country trios, Midland and Runaway June, “CMT on Tour” aims to shed light on new artists in the industry. “CMT on Tour” was created in 2002 and has played a role in launching up-and-comers towards superstar status. In the past, the phenomenon has featured numerous wildly successful artists, including Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Kip Moore.

Runaway June Named as Taste of Country Risers

Fresh off being recognized on nearly every “One to Watch” list for 2017 including The Huffington Post’sTop 10 Artists to Watch in 2017,” Music Choice’s “#RisingCountry Playlist Act,” Pandora’s “Country Artists to Watch in 2017,” Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” and several more, the red-hot Wheelhouse Records trio has been named as a Taste of Country RISERS act. An inaugural year-long program, RISERS highlights country music’s most promising acts poised for stardom in 2017. Throughout the campaign, Taste of Country provides exclusive interviews and performances, featured sets at major country music festivals, and spotlights on the Taste of Country Nights radio show. Read more about Runaway June’s latest prestigious accolade HERE and join the conversation using hashtag #tocRISERS.

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Already in 2017, the gypsy-hearted female trio has opened shows for the legendary Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson. They continue to dazzle audiences coast to coast on a mixture of headlining and supporting dates as well as several major country music festivals this summer.

Runaway June Goes Top 25 with History-Making Debut Single “Lipstick”

Fast-rising trio Runaway June celebrates another career landmark as its history-making debut single “Lipstick” catapults into the Top 25 at Country radio this week (source: Mediabase Country chart). With “Lipstick,” which Rolling Stone lauds as one of the “Best Songs of 2016,” Runaway June smashes a decade-old record becoming the first all-female trio in over ten years to earn a Top 25 hit on the Mediabase Country chart.

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Music Choice Names Runaway June First #RisingCountry Playlist Act

In a bid to help emerging artists bolster their fan base, Music Choice announced the launch of #RisingCountry, a video playlist highlighting the hottest new country artists and their videos each month On Demand.  The series kicks off Monday, February 13th in the Country Hits folder and will feature BBR Music Group Wheelhouse Records trio Runaway June in the first installment of the series.

“We are thrilled to be chosen for Music Choice’s #RisingCountry Playlist!  Music Choice is such an amazing way to discover new music. We actually watch it all the time when we’re home from the road. We really feel the support for new artists and are so grateful to have been chosen as the first act spotlighted!” said Runaway June.

The #RisingCountry Playlist is a unique opportunity for emerging country artists to be featured on Music Choice On Demand. Each month, Music Choice will highlight one artist to promote the playlist, which will also include other emerging country artist videos handpicked by the Music Choice Country Programming Team. Fans are encouraged to support their favorite artists by watching videos in the playlist and sharing with their friends on social media.

The first artists and videos featured in the #RisingCountry Playlist include:

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  • Chris Janson “Holdin’ Her”
  • Mo Pitney “Everywhere”
  • Caroline Jones  “Tough Guys”

Music Choice offers a robust country platform for fans including the largest destination On Demand for country music videos, four Music Channels, and two Video Channels available on your TV and on the go via the Music Choice app.

For more information on Music Choice, log on to www.musicchoice.com.

ACM Party for a Cause Lineup & Events Announced

The Academy of Country Music® revealed exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

This year, ACM Party for a Cause will consist of industry and fan events located at different venues across Las Vegas including a new host hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and several others from Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

The Academy of Country Music has announced additional events which will add to the all-star lineup for The Week Vegas Goes Country. These newly added festivities will kick-off on Thursday, March 30 with an additional ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach, continue Friday, March 31 with the ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase, and Saturday, April 1 with an ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel, and close out on Sunday, April 2 with ACM Pool Party for a Cause: Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Each of the festivities for The Week Vegas Goes Country will feature performances by some of the biggest names and hottest new talent in country music.

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Runaway June is set to perform at 12:00pm on April 1.

ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Performers: Love & Theft, William Michael Morgan, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aaron Watson and more to be announced

The full schedule of events and ticket on-sale dates for the 5th ACM Party for a Cause can be found at www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

Runaway June Named One of CMT’s 17 for 2017

CMT has revealed “17 for 2017” artists for its year-long Listen Up campaign recognizing and supporting country music’s most promising newcomers.

The campaign will run throughout the year, highlighting the 17 artists across CMT platforms to the network’s passionate music fan base, giving them a deeper look at the careers of these artists through featured promotion of their new music and videos.

The “17 for 2017” breakout artists are: Brandon Ray, Caitlyn Smith, Carly Pearce, Clare Dunn, Devin Dawson, Jackie Lee, Jacob Davis, Jillian Jacqueline, Luke Combs, Maggie Rose, Michael Tyler, Midland, Runaway June, Ryan Beaver, Ryan Follese, Seth Ennis and Walker Hayes.

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The latest round of artists is comprised of country music’s hottest newcomers, including a few of CMT’s Next Women of Country alumnae. NWOC members Caitlyn Smith, Carly Pearce, Clare Dunn, Jillian Jacqueline, Maggie Rose, and Runaway June join an all-star roster and will continue to shine through the 2017 year.

CMT will put the spotlight on their yearlong journey by capturing personality pieces that will air on all CMT screens, including introductory pieces before their videos, support on videos, exclusively content pieces, social promotions around EP & album launches, inclusion in CMT music newsletters and CMT’s biggest music franchise Hot 20 Countdown, along with support from CMT Radio with Cody Alan.

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Runaway June become first all-female trio in a decade to reach Top 30 at country radio

Runaway June is rounding out a banner year as its swaggering debut single “Lipstick” catapults into the Top 30 at Country radio this week (#29/Mediabase Country chart). With “Lipstick,” Runaway June continues to make history as the first all-female trio in a decade to earn a Top 30 hit on the Mediabase Country chart.

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In addition to celebrating landmark chart success, accolades continue to pour in for “Country music’s hottest new trio” (People.com). Just this week, Runaway June was named MusicRow’s 2017 Next Big Thing” and AXS.com’s10 Artists To Watch in 2017,” which highlights artists spanning across multiple genres. These honors come on the heels of being recognized as a 2017 CMT Next Women of Country act, one of Pandora’s Country Artists to Watch in 2017” and one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Country Artists You Need to Know.”

Runaway June’s ascent into Top 30 territory bookends an exciting few weeks for the hit-making trio. In a series of firsts, Runaway June performed as part of superstar Carrie Underwood’s all-female band at the 50th Annual CMA Awards for a sizzling performance of “Dirty Laundry.”

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Additionally, the Wheelhouse Records act debuted the music video for “Lipstick,” featuring Luke Pell of ABC’s The Bachelorette as leading man. Watch the infectious video below.

Runaway June releases “Lipstick” music video

Directed by Peter Zavadil, the throwback-style video features the ladies of Runaway June embarking upon a Thelma & Louise-style, cross-country road trip where the trio picks up a handsome stranger, played by Luke Pell from ABC’s The Bachelorette.

“We wanted something carefree, about having fun with no worries and finding someone who makes you happy,” Runaway June explained to People Country. “That Thelma & Louise vibe fit in with it, and Luke was more than perfect for that. He’s not really a love interest, per se, but more of a drifter we pick up and go on an epic adventure with.”

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The premiere of “Lipstick” is the latest in a series of November notables for Runaway June. Last week, the trendsetting trio was named a 2017 CMT Next Women of Country act, one of Pandora’s “Country Artists to Watch in 2017 and one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Country Artists You Need to Know.”  Last, but certainly not least, Runaway June was chosen by Carrie Underwood to be the star’s background vocal group during her sizzling performance of “Dirty Laundry” at the 50th Annual CMA Awards.

The sassy and swaggering “Lipstick” is a Top 40 hit and rising – making Runaway June the first female trio in a DECADE to earn a Top 40 hit on the Mediabase Country Airplay Chart.