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News of highest female trio chart entry since Dixie Chicks 16 years ago as Runaway June hit country radio top 5 with ‘Buy My Own Drinks’

RUNAWAY JUNE’s “Buy My Own Drinks” has extended its run marking the first time a female trio has broken into the top five on the USA’s Mediabase Country chart since the Dixie Chicks in 2003. This is a thrilling triumph for the band as it also marks their first top five hit as songwriters. This milestone is part of Country music history, making them the highest charting female trio since the Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier” sixteen years ago. Along with earning this coveted accolade, the trio have announced their upcoming performance on ABC’S Good Morning America on October 3rd. 

Not only are the members of Runaway June tremendous performers and musicians, but they are clearly successful songwriters; this song is the first top five song for each of the members as writers in which they wrote alongside Hillary Lindsey and Josh Kear. As songwriters, the members of the band wrote or cowrote a majority of the tracks on their critically acclaimed album Blue Roses.

“There’s a very contemporary spirit of independence and grown-ass agency that courses through these songs.” – Rolling Stone

“This song is a rallying cry for fiercely independent women to celebrate their own damn self-sufficiency.” – CMT

Since Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne formed four years ago, Runaway June has become an ACM and CMT nominated band, been named CMT’s “Next Women of Country,” scored major tours and opening slots with some of the biggest names and icons in music (including Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood), performed on national TV including the CMA Awards, ACM Awards, CMT Awards and TODAY, and soon to be GMA. The trio has received high praise and raves from dozens of critical outlets, all while constantly digging deeper to fill out a sound that connects them to the tradition of Country music and its devoted fans.

Having been one of the standout artists at this year’s C2C Festival in London, Runaway June’s long-awaited debut album, Blue Roses (produced by Dan Huff) was released in June 2019 via Wheelhouse Records (BMG/BBR Music Group) and hit #1 on iTunes and top ten on the UK Official Country Albums chart. They are also on the road through the rest of this year supporting seven-time Grammy winner and Pollstar’s three-time top female country touring artist Carrie Underwood on the Cry Pretty Tour 360, playing 55 arenas across the U.S. and Canada promoted by AEG Presents.

Listen to RUNAWAY JUNE everywhere digitally now, and follow the band on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.


Annette Gibbons
Hi, I’m Annette, I have been a huge country music fan since the early 90s those were the days we were lucky enough to have CMT in the UK. I enjoy nothing more than listening to country music whilst having a cold beer (or a moonshine) with friends. I try to as many gigs as I can here in the UK and in the USA; I think of Nashville as my second home and I am lucky to have made some amazing friends in Tennessee. Think Country is something I am very proud of, I just want to share my love and passion of all things country music related with you all.
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