Runaway June Announces Release of Debut Album, “Blue Roses”

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Runaway June Announces Release of Debut Album, “Blue Roses”

Runaway June—the trio comprised of Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne—will release its debut album, Blue Roses, on June 28.

The 10-song offering, which was produced by Dann Huff and Ross Copperman, features Top 25 single, “Buy My Own Drinks.” Naomi, Hannah and Jennifer co-penned a number of tracks on the new album alongside top songwriters Hillary Lindsey, Josh Kear, Chris DeStefano, Liz Rose, Marcus Hummon and more. In addition, the trio included a cover of Dwight Yokam’s 1993 hit, “Fast as You.”

“June has always had a special meaning to our band,” says Jennifer. “The name Runaway June is symbolic of the many pivotal moments in our lives and career that happen in the month of June. It’s only fitting that our first album comes out in June.”

“We’ve been together for four years now, but this is our debut album,” says Hannah. “We really harmonized as a band through songwriting and being out on the road, so I feel like, through that journey we were able to learn more about ourselves as people—as women, as performers, as artists—and figure out what we wanted to say, all of that is reflected in these songs.”

“The album has many different faces, and it really represents all the sides of who we are,” adds Naomi. “Our songs are deeply country. We aimed to make a compelling record that displays our character, personality and where our heart is. That’s why ‘Blue Roses’ is the title track. It’s a deeply personal song we wrote several years ago, but have kept for something special.”

Blue Roses Track List and Songwriters

  1. “Head Over Heels” (Hannah Mulholland, Jennifer Wayne, Naomi Cooke, Tommy Cecil, Jared Mullins)
  2. “Buy My Own Drinks” (Hannah Mulholland, Jennifer Wayne, Naomi Cooke, Hillary Lindsey, Josh Kear)
  3. “We Were Rich” Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Nicolle Galyon)
  4. “I Know the Way” (Hannah Mulholland, Jennifer Wayne, Naomi Cooke, Emily Shackelton, Ben West)
  5. “Trouble with This Town” (Jennifer Wayne, Naomi Cooke, Chris DeStefano, Liz Rose)
  6. “Got Me Where I Want You” (James Slater, Kat Higgins, Justin Morgan)
  7. “Fast as You” (Dwight Yoakam)
  8. “I Am Too” (busbee, Corey Crowder, Liz Rose)
  9. “Good, Bad & Ugly” (Hannah Mulholland, Jennifer Wayne, Naomi Cooke, Jacob Attwooll, Samuel Roman)
  10. “Blue Roses” (Caroline Cutbirth, Jennifer Wayne, Naomi Cooke, Marcus Hummon)

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