In the Indie artist world, there’s no question that country/folk star and hall of famer Luanne Hunt has made her mark.
Throughout her illustrious career, the award-winning singer/songwriter has built an impressive list of accomplishments, including scoring numerous No. 1 hits on Independent country music charts around the world.
She 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
“Christmas Without You” also landed on two "Best of 2015 Female Country Holiday Songs" lists in the major online U.S. publications, Autostraddle and Truckers News.
“Being on these lists with so many A-listers felt like a real accomplishment,” said Hunt, whose studio musicians have backed everyone from the Righteous Brothers to Kenny Loggins. “It’s a huge challenge to find success in the ‘big leagues’ as an Indie artist, so these honors were quite a validation for all the work I’ve put into my craft.”
Hunt, who was recently inducted into the Independent Superstars Country Music Hall of Fame, has been working hard at making quality music for twenty years. Her efforts paid off big time in 2007 when her CD, “Breaking Through,” produced two hit singles on U.S. and European Charts. The enchanting “Solace in The Wind” reached No. 1 on the European Country Music Association’s chart (Belgium) in July, 2010.
It also peaked at No. 37 on the Indie World Country Chart, which is the largest and oldest independent music chart in the genre.
Additionally, the song landed on the 2009 Grammy ballot in two categories: Best Country Song and Best Female Country Performance.
Hunt’s most recent chart-topper, “Texas Tears,” has been hailed by fans and critics as one of the best country songs to come along in years.
“The most important aspect of Luanne Hunt’s music is her authenticity,” said Brett David Stewart of the Independent Spotlight Music Blog. “‘Texas Tears’ feels like country music straight out of the heart of America; something sorely lacking in the popular modern avenues of the genre.
“It’s a modern ‘That’s How I Got To Memphis.’ From the lovely harmonies to the excellent production, everything accentuates Hunt’s presence as an interpreter perfectly.”
Hunt began pursuing a professional music career in the mid-1990s. She found immediate success with her critically-acclaimed single “I Don’t Bother Counting,” which was frequently played on the former KIK FM country radio station in Orange County, California and on other stations throughout the Southwest.
Over the years, Hunt’s songs have been played on AM, FM, satellite and Internet stations around the world, including Pandora radio. In addition, she is a three-time Hollywood Songwriting Awards winner.
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Solace In The Wind
Solace In The Wind Track number: 1 Year: 2007 Album: Breaking Through Genre: Folk
Earned two spots on the 2009 Grammy ballot for Best Female Country Peformance and Best Country Song.
The Night He Came to T own
The Night He Came to T ownMulti-award-winning, critically-acclaimed country/folk music recording artist Luanne Hunt delivers her haunting and compelling new tune with crossover appeal, "The Night He Came to Town." The Dave Ward-penned tune features a fiddle performance by Christian Ward, one of Nashville’s most sought-after studio and touring musicians. Electric guitar is courtesy of Joe Eiffert, who has backed country music legends and Hall of Fame recording artists, such as Patsy Montana, Billy Walker, Rose Maddox and Johnny Paycheck. The song is a follow-up to Hunt’s No. 1 smash single, "Lighting In A Bottle." “‘The Night He Came to Town’ is an intoxicating weave of sonic splendor,” said Dave Franklin, music critic for Dancing About Architecture blog. “This is the sound of the modern age being fashioned out of traditional strands. Forget about revolution. Evolution is where it’s at.”
Truckstops & Honkytonks
Truckstops & HonkytonksTune about a recording artist's long journey towards fame but never quite finding it.
Love Led Us Here
Love Led Us HereWedding song written and performed by the chart-topping, award-winning songwriting team of Luanne Hunt and Steve Bankey
Whiskey WisdomCountry blues tune written by the award-winning songwriting team of Steve Hunt and Luanne Hunt
Old Tobacco Road
Old Tobacco RoadSoothing and uplifting song written by the award-winning, chart-topping songwriting team of Steve Hunt and Luanne Hunt,
Lightning In A Bottle
Lightning In A BottleNo. 1, award-winning song from Luanne Hunt's 2018 EP, "Backroads, Bottles & Blues."
Broken BranchesSong about broken family relationships written by award-winning songwriter, Steve Hunt
The RhythmTraditional country-flavored tune written by Tim Thompson and Dave Berg.
Lightning In A Bottle
Lightning In A BottleIndie Country Star Luanne Hunt, who brought you the hit holiday single, "Patsy Cline's Lost Christmas Song," performs with singer/songwriter Steven Bankey on this hit country tune.
Christmas Without You (Patsy Cline's Lost Christmas Song)
Christmas Without You (Patsy Cline's Lost Christmas Song)This is tune is known worldwide as "Patsy Cline's Lost Christmas Song." The legendary singer had originally commissioned the tune to be written in 1960 but never had the chance to record it in its original form. Indie Country Star Luanne Hunt recorded it for her 2008 holiday CD, "How Christmas Feels To Me," and the song is well on its way to becoming a classic.
Not A Day Goes By
Not A Day Goes ByDedicated to everyone who knows the pain of losing a beloved child.
So It Goes
So It GoesWords and music by Steve Hunt, Luanne Hunt Copyright 2016 Star Creek Entertainment From the CD, "The Heart of it All."
TexasTearsLuanneHuntLuanne Hunt's latest 2016 single.
All I Ask of You
All I Ask of YouAcclaimed country/folk singer Luanne Hunt offers a fresh and unique take on Andrew Lloyd Weber's "All I Ask of You" from "Phantom of the Opera."
Darcy FarrowMy take on an old tune that's been covered by over 300 artists, including the legenedary folk singer/songwriter John Denver
Bluer Than the Bluegrass
Bluer Than the BluegrassChart-topping, critically-acclaimed country tune reminiscent of the genre's music during the 1980s and 90s.
The Last of the Brave Ones
The Last of the Brave OnesA song about heroes and standing up for what's right.
The Sun's Coming Up Over Memphis
The Sun's Coming Up Over MemphisCountry/folk tune from award-winning recording artist Luanne Hunt. Hunt, along with Steve Hunt and Kathleen Brennan co-wrote the tune, which peaked at No. 9 on the New Music Weekly Chart in 2010.
Solace in the Wind
Solace in the WindLuanne Hunt's 2009 Grammy-balloted single.
If I Love You
If I Love YouPost-modern traditional country song.
The Wandering Soul
The Wandering SoulJohn Denver's previously unrecorded masterpiece.