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Hall of Fame Country Singer Luanne Hunt Sets New, Genre Standard with her latest EP
Crisscrossing modern country music and the traditional material that put Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn on the map, Hall of Fame recording artist Luanne Hunt delivers "Backroads, Bottles & Blues"
"When you focus and when you make sure that the attention to detail is as perfect as perfect as can be, and when you put your heart and soul into every performance and you choose to keep the set list short, cohesive and smartly laid-out, you can pull in people from outside of the genre into the inside. That's what Luanne Hunt proves with a record like "Backroads, Bottles & Blues." The whole album is magnificently spot-on."
Hunt's journey to record "Backroads, Bottles & Blues" began with her vision to make a country album so distinctly different than her counterparts that people couldn't help but take notice.
"The challenge for every recording artist is to create music inspired by your influences but at the same time bring something fresh and wonderful to the table," said Hunt, whose A-list musicians include former Righteous Brothers keyboard player Hal Ratliff and drummer Roger Gillespie, who has backed the Coasters, Kenny Loggins and other music superstars.
"When someone listens to my music, I want them to immediately recognize it as being me. I feel like I've accomplished all of my goals on this EP and in the process, have recorded and produced my strongest tunes to date."
Judging by the recent success of the first single off "Backroads, Bottles & Blues," "Lightning In A Bottle," Hunt's tune selection was right on target. The duet with South Dakota-based singer/singer songwriter Steven Bankey took off like a rocket and landed at No. 1 on New Music Weekly's independent country chart. It also topped Europe's premier Airplay Express chart and received an American Songwriting Award.
In addition, "Lightning In A Bottle" drew the attention of Laura Patterson, CEO of Star 1 Records, who signed Hunt to her label earlier this year.
"Luanne's music is a combination of traditional country, folk, and blues with a few surprises that creates her own unique musical stamp," said Patterson. "Her production value is second to none, which will perk the ears of any listener that crosses her path."
Along with "Lightning In A Bottle," Hunt's EP includes the traditionally-
Rounding out the project are the folk-flavored songs, "Old Tobacco Road" and "Broken Branches," as well as a second duet with Bankey, "Love Led Us Here."
Hunt is best known for her chart-topping single, "Christmas Without You," which was recently named by Sweden's largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, one of the Top 25 Christmas Songs of All-Time. In addition, she has been inducted into the Independent Superstars Country Music Hall of Fame in South Africa, is a four-time American Songwriting Awards winner and recipient of two, CD of the Year awards from the National Traditional Country Music Association. Two of her songs landed on the 2009 Grammy ballot and she has scored numerous No. 1 hits on country music charts around the world.
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