KEITV12's Talk Show Host, Rev. Dr. Donna Ghanney Interviews Christian Country Music Song Artist Luanne Hunt on The Kingdom Hour.
Bio: Luanne Hunt
Luanne Hunt is an award-winning, Grammy-balloted recording artist from Southern California, who records on the Independent label, Star Creek Entertainment.Throughout her illustrious career as an Indie artist, Hunt has built an impressive list of accomplishments and a worldwide fan base with her refreshing and well-crafted country and folk tunes. Her 2007 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.
The tune 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.
“’Solace in the Wind’ is one very pleasant and wonderful, stand-out performance, said Tom Robinson, program director for Kingstown Radio in the UK. “ I can just imagine Luanne in a close circle of a small, intimate and attentive audience hanging on to every note and enjoying the music and lyrics and having a great time.”
Along with “Solace in the Wind,” Luanne has enjoyed worldwide success with her holiday tune, "Christmas Without You.” In December 2011, it went to No. 1 on the European Country Music Association chart in France, Denmark and Austria. It also was the second most played song in Europe during the month of December, 2011.
In 2012, Luanne's Gospel tunes, “He Was There,” “There Is A Fountain” and “Pine and the Dogwood” landed at the No. 1 spot on Europe’s premier Hot disc Christian chart. Several of her songs also have held the No. 1 spot on Roots Music Report’s Folk Chart (Internet play) for four or more consecutive weeks. The chart is based on radio spins worldwide.
"Luanne's voice is beautiful and haunting and reminiscent of a female version of Simon and Garfunkel,” said Bobby Jo Valentine of Music Worth Reviewing. “Her lyrics are powerful, her musicianship is solid, and there are simply a thousand things to love about this artist. She will be sure to go far."
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.
Additionally, many of Hunt’s songs have been played on AM, FM, Satellite and Internet stations around the world. In 2007, she was featured on an “On-Air” interview on
the “Steve and Johnnie Show” on Chicago’s WGN Radio. In 2009 and 2012, she was named "Christmas Star of the Day" on Doug Stephan's syndicated "Good Day" radio program.
In 2012, Hunt had the opportunity to record an original Christmas song with 1960s hit makers The Royal Guardsmen (“Snoopy’s Christmas” and “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron”). The tune, “Rudy’s Winter Break,” takes listeners on a humorous holiday journey to the Caribbean with Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, who is in desperate need of a little rest and relaxation.
Hunt, who co-wrote the song with her husband Steve, says recording with The Royal Guardsmen was the thrill of a lifetime.
“I am in awe of The Royal Guardsmen’s talent and accomplishments and to collaborate with them on this project was a great honor,” said Hunt. “Making the record was a magical experience and one that I will never forget.”
Along with “Breaking Through,” Hunt has released four other CDs/EPs. They include, “The Singles Sessions,” “How Christmas Feels to Me,” “Most Requested,” and “Time for the Holidays,” which features the American Songwriting Awards “Best Holiday Song 2014” nominee, “If Christmas Were Mine.”
Her music is available on iTunes, CD Baby and other online music retail outlets.
Learn more about Luanne Hunt here: http://luannehunt.com/home
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