Runaway June Counts Down To Christmas With Exclusive Playlist Takeover

The talented ladies of Runaway June are spreading the Christmas cheer this year with the release of their five-song When…


Lauren Jo Black

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December 7, 2020


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The talented ladies of Runaway June are spreading the Christmas cheer this year with the release of their five-song When I Think About Christmas EP. The collection includes holiday classics and two originals and to celebrate, the trio is taking over Country Now’s playlist with the ultimate Christmas lineup!

Runaway June’s takeover includes a lot of girl power, with songs from their 2019 tourmates Carrie Underwood and Maddie & Tae, as well as holiday tracks from Taylor Swift, Gabby Barrett and Kelsea Ballerini.

“AH! Loved making this Christmas playlist, we included some of our good friends, songs we are fans of as well as a little pop in the mix,” Naomi Cooke says. “Personally, I love Carrie’s version of Silent Night. She created such a beautiful rendition that gets me right in the holiday spirit.”

Jennifer Wayne adds, “Man so many of our favorites got added to this list, it was hard to pick just a few!! Maddie and Tae’s original ‘We Need Christmas‘ is one of my favorites. We love those girls and their Christmas record a lot!”

The trio also included a few of their Christmas originals and a handful of pop Christmas tracks.

“Well, we had to add a few of our own in addition to all these favorites!! Our song, ‘Christmas on the Radio’ automatically makes me want to be dance around the house while baking cookies and decorating the tree,” Natalie Stovall explains. “Also, who doesn’t love a little Justin Bieber Christmas?!”

Check out Runaway June’s playlist below and be sure to subscribe to listen again and again!

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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.