Proclaimed by Billboard as the “Next Hot Trend in Country Music” and likened to The Chicks for a new generation, Runaway June is comprised of Stevie Woodward (lead vocals/guitar/harmonica/piano), Natalie Stovall (vocals/fiddle/guitar), and Jennifer Wayne (vocals/guitar). The trio’s “inescapable talent” (AXS.com) is multiplied by their seamlessly rich, organic harmonies and fiery, western-rooted bluegrass sound. The “Next Women of Country” (CMT) have earned praise from Billboard, Rolling Stone Country, The Huffington Post, Paste, People and more. They’ve made numerous national TV appearances including TODAY GMA and CMA Country Christmas and have been nominated for ACM Awards and CMT Awards. Due to their electrifying live show, Runaway June has performed at Stagecoach, C2C Country To Country, and on some of the biggest tours in country music, opening for superstars like Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson and Carrie Underwood. Honored as a coveted “New Face” at the 2020 Country Radio Seminar, the BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records trio’s Top 5 single, “Buy My Own Drinks” was the highest charting song by a female group since The Chicks in 2003. Their debut album Blue Roses (2019) received critical acclaim and was included on Rolling Stone’s and Paste Magazine’s best albums of the year lists. Most recently on tour with Luke Bryan’s 2021 Proud To Be Right Here Tour, the award-nominated trio’s bright, rootsy new EP, backstory, is out now.
Stevie Woodward Bio:
At just 5 years old, Singer/Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Woodward wrote her first song and taught herself how to play the guitar by age 10. Growing up in Myrtle Beach, Woodward began sharpening her live performance skills by playing solo-acoustic shows along the coast of South Carolina as a teenager. Woodward then moved to Nashville, TN to further pursue a career as an artist, where she attended MTSU to study songwriting further. Since then, she has shared stages with the likes of Kip Moore, Scotty McCreery, Brett Michaels, The Late Jimi Jamison of Survivor and many other notable country and rock icons- she has also played in several music festivals across the country. Her seemingly effortless knack for cultivating entrancing melodies began early, but Stevie is only just getting started. Heavily influenced by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Beatles and Sheryl Crow, Woodward brings an element of classic sounding melodies mixed with a modern twist and percussive elements that make her stand out from the bunch.
Full name: Stevie Woodward