Runaway June Becomes the Highest-Charting Female Trio In 16 Years

It’s official – Runaway June is the highest-charting female trio in 16 years. The news comes as Runaway June’s massive…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 16, 2019


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It’s official – Runaway June is the highest-charting female trio in 16 years.

The news comes as Runaway June’s massive hit, “Buy My Own Drinks,” rises into the Top 5 at country radio. The last time a female trio broke into the Top 5 was in the Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier” in 2003.

“What is this life? Thank you,” the trio Tweeted after hearing the news.

“Buy My Own Drinks” was co-written by Runaway June’s Naomi Cooke, Hannah Mulholland and Jennifer Wayne alongside Josh Kear and Hillary Lindsey. It’s featured on the trio’s debut album, Blue Roses, which was released earlier this year.

Runaway June will perform the song during their upcoming appearance on ABC’S Good Morning America on October 3. Fans can catch them on tour with Carrie Underwood throughout the fall.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.