Runaway June

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Runaway June
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
Years active 2015–present
Labels Wheelhouse
  • Naomi Cooke
  • Hannah Mulholland
  • Jennifer Wayne

Runaway June is an American country music group consisting of vocalists Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland, and Jennifer Wayne. The group is signed to Wheelhouse Records, an imprint of Broken Bow Records. They were nominated for an ACM for Best new vocal group in 2018.


Jennifer Wayne, a granddaughter of John Wayne, grew up in southern California, and Hannah Mulholland grew up in Los Angeles, California, while Naomi Cooke is from Cedar Key, Florida. Wayne was originally one-third of the group Stealing Angels, and co-wrote Eric Paslay's top 20 hit "She Don't Love You".[1]

The three met in Nashville and wrote their debut single "Lipstick" with assistance from Rebecca Lynn Howard, Caroline Hobby (also a former member of Stealing Angels), and Elisha Hoffman.[1] The song was released in mid-2016 via Broken Bow Records' Wheelhouse Records imprint. An uncredited review from Taste of Country praised the "original premise" and vocal harmonies.[2]

Cooke is the lead vocalist, with Mulholland on low harmony and mandolin,[3] and Wayne on high harmony.[1]



  • Runaway June (2018)[4]


Year Single Peak positions Album/EP


2016 "Lipstick" 37 28 Non-album single
2017 "Wild West" 47 36 Runaway June
2018 "Buy My Own Drinks"[7] 59




  1. ^ a b c "Who's New: Runaway June". Nash Country Daily. June 6, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 20, 2016). "Runaway June - 'Lipstick'". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  3. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (August 30, 2016). "Country Trio Runaway June Talks Football Fandom, Family Ties to John Wayne & Those Inevitable Dixie Chicks Comparisons". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Runaway June – EP by Runaway June on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Runaway June – Chart history (Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Runaway June – Chart history (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
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