Runaway June’s Hannah Mulholland Departs the Trio

Country music trio Runaway June is now a duo after member Hannah Mulholland announced that she is leaving the band….


Lauren Jo Black

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May 14, 2020


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Runaway June; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Country music trio Runaway June is now a duo after member Hannah Mulholland announced that she is leaving the band.

Mulholland shared the news with fans via social media on Thursday (May 14) and wished her bandmates the best.

“It’s with great respect and love that I must announce my departure from Runaway June,” she began. “We have spent 5 years chasing dreams, climbing mountains, conquering things we never imagined possible, and having lots of fun along the way. I am so thankful for the opportunities I have had, and all of the amazing people I have met along the way. Our great team, supportive label, amazing fans, and all of our champions at country radio.”

She went on to address her bandmates, Naomi Cooke and Jennifer Wayne.

“You guys have changed my life forever,” she said. “I’ve dreamt these dreams since I was 5 years old, and I feel so fortunate to have gotten these chances and been a part of this incredible journey. I wish everyone continued success and happiness. I hope you will continue to follow my creative endeavors and share in what the future has to hold. It is bittersweet, but I am excited to continue to evolve and grow, while keeping these memories near and dear to my heart. Thank you. Love to you all”

Runaway June shared the announcement from their official Twitter account and wrote, “We love you Hannah & are so thankful for the years and memories we’ve shared on this journey! Wishing you the absolute best!”

Runaway June became the highest-charting female trio in 16 years with the success of their hit single, “Buy My Own Drinks.” The trio toured with Carrie Underwood in 2019 and was nominated for Best New Vocal Group at the 2018 ACM Awards. They released one album, Blue Roses, in 2019.

Runaway June is slated to join Luke Bryan on his Proud To Be Right Here Tour, which has been postponed until July 10, 2020.

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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.