Four years ago, the three women were solo singer-songwriters, connected via the small-town network of Nashville’s Music Row. “Labels were not signing solo female artists at the time, and it was really daunting and discouraging,” remembers Naomi. When BBR Music Group heard their music, they were quickly added to its newest imprint, Wheelhouse Records, and Runaway June was born.
Their persistence paid off, and change was on the horizon. “Buy My Own Drinks,” from their 2018 self-titled EP, cracked the Top 20 – a monumental accomplishment on multiple levels breaking a 14-year drought in that space for female groups.
With a slot opening for Carrie Underwood on her 2019 Cry Pretty tour, more people are discovering their music than ever. “Either you jump in, or you jump off,” shrugs Jennifer. “We made a choice to just go for it and trust in the beginning, but now we have earned real love and respect for each other as well. We’re basically married-times-three,” she laughs, and the other two women join in, voices in harmony once more.