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'BLUER THAN THE BLUEGRASS" LANDS AT NO. 8 ON EUROPE'S INTERNATIONAL MAINSTREAM COUNTRY CHART (MARCH/APRIL 2016)
"Bluer than the Bluegrass" is now at No. 8 on Europe's largest country music International Mainstream Chart (March/April).
"CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU" BECOMES A WORLDWIDE HIT, LANDING ON 3 PRESTIGIOUS "BEST OF HOLIDAY SONGS" LISTS
Luanne's Jiles/Beam-penned tune "Christmas Without You" was named by two of the Internet's most popular publications, Autostraddle Magazine and Truckers News, as one of 2015 "Best Country Holiday Songs." She was the only Indie artist on the lists and in the company of Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift and numerous other country superstars.
In addition, Sweden's largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, placed the tune among their Top 25 all-time best Christmas songs. Again, no other Indie artist made the list and other legends on the chart include, Merle Haggard, Joni Mitchell and Otis Redding, to name a few.
"THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS GIFT" CHARTS IN EUROPE'S TOP 20
Luanne's new holiday single debuted at No. 17 on Europe's premier Hotdisc country chart the week of Dec. 6, 2015. It peaked at No. 13 the week of Dec. 20, 2015
"IF CHRISTMAS WERE MINE" HONORED BY AMERICAN SONGWRITING AWARDS
The holiday tune Luanne wrote with UK songwriters Steve Perry and Steve Mansfield received a "Best Holiday Song" (2014) nomination award from the prestigious American Songwriters Association.
PATSY CLINE'S LOST CHRISTMAS SONG SURGES IN POPULARITY
"Christmas Without You," a song that Luanne has recorded and was originally commissioned by Patsy Cline, is being embraced by fans around the world. Hear it on Youtube or on popular Internet stations like www.soundsofchristmas.com. Download it on our STORE page or on iTunes, CD Baby or Amazon.
LUANNE RELEASES PREVIOUSLY UNRECORDED MASTERPIECE BY JOHN DENVER
Luanne's new release of the John Dever-penned tune, "The Wandering Soul (Love is the Answer)" is now available on her STORE page. Denver, who died in a small plane crash over the Pacific ocean in 1997, wrote the song a few years before his death but never recorded it. Hunt's version of the tune will be available at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and other online music retailers in early October.
'MARYWOOD TO HOLLYWOOD: UPLUGGED" RELEASES APRIL 25
Luanne's long-awaited acoustic CD, "Marywood To Hollywood: Unplugged" will be released April 25 on the Star Creek Entertainment label. The 10-song project features songs written by Luanne that center around her childhood experiences. There also is a tune on the CD dedicated to her all-time musical idol, John Denver. Watch a preview HERE.
NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS HERE!
Now taking orders for Luanne's new autobiography "One With The Dream" published by Star Creek Entertainment. Click HERE for more info.
"PINE AND THE DOGWOOD" GOES TO NO. 1
The hauntingly beautiful Hurd/Wheeler-penned tune is currently No. 1 for the second consecutive week on Europe's premier Hotdisc Christian Chart. This is Luanne's third No. 1 single on the chart.
"THERE IS A FOUNTAIN" LANDS AT NO. 1 ON EUROPEAN CHART
Luanne scores her second No. 1 hit the week of 7/1/2012 on Europe's premier Hotdisc chart with her song, "There Is A Fountain." The timeless hymn was penned by William Cowper in the late 1770s.
NEW CD AVAILBLE NOW!!
Get Luanne's new CD, "Most Requested", featuring 14 of her most popular tunes she has recorded through the years. Includes chart-toppers, such as "Solace In The Wind," "The Sun's Comin' Up Over Memphis" and "He Was There".
"HE WAS THERE" TOPS THE CHARTS
The Lawton Jiles-Charles Beam penned tune reached No. 1 on Europe's premier Hotdisc chart for the second week in a row (April 23 and 30).
The Critics Are Saying...
"I absolutely LOVE 'Bluer Than the Bluegrass!' Luanne’s vocal are fantastic and backed with superbly sensitive and complementary musicianship. Well done! "
Stu Cameron, Sky Radio. UK
"Luanne's voice is beautiful and haunting and reminiscent of a female version of Simon and Garfunkel. Her lyrics are powerful, her musicianship is solid, and there's simply a thousand things to love about this artist. She will be sure to go far."
Bobby Jo Valentine, Music Worth Reviewing
“With a sweet, folksy voice, Hunt turns back the hands of time thirty years to Irish/British folk with 'Solace in the Wind.'" And you know what? She is very good at what she does. Music is plaintive and pure.”
Maurice Hope, RocknReel Magazine, UK
“Luanne Hunt’s beautiful singing grabbed my attention from the first note, as I was captivated by her appealing and charming vocal. 'Solace in the Wind' is one very pleasant and wonderful, stand-out performance. I can just imagine Luanne in a close circle of a small, intimate and attentive audience hanging on to every note and enjoying the music and lyrics and having a great time.”
Tom Robinson, Kingstown Radio, UK
“'Solace in the Wind' is a fantastic piece of work!”
Friendrich Hog, Radio Free FM, Germany
“'Solace in the Wind' is very high class!”
Arno Boerings, Eagle Radio, Holland
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No. 1 on Europe's Premier Hotdisc Christian Chart
No. 9 Song on New Music Weekly Country Chart
No. 1 Artist on Roots Music Report Folk Charts
No. 1 Artist on Indie Folk Charts
"Best Holiday Song" nomination from the
American Songwriting Awards for
"If Christmas Were Mine." Writers: Luanne Hunt
Steve Mansfield, Steve Perry
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