What You Should Know About Runaway June

If you're a big fan of country music, you've likely heard of hit artists like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, and more. On the rise is Runaway June, a trio consisting of vocalists Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne, and Natalie Stovall. You can expect to catch the musical group at the upcoming 2021 CMT Music Awards on June 9, as they are nominated for the award in the Duo/Group Video of the Year category.

Cooke, Wayne, and Stovall reacted to the exciting news of their CMT nomination on Instagram a month before the highly anticipated show in May. "Whaaat!!?! Y'all! We are nominated for a @cmt award!!!!" read the post. "It is all fan-voted and voting ends June 1st! Head over to vote.cmt.com now!!!! Thank you @cmt!!!!!"

In addition to their appearance at the annual event, Runaway June is gearing up for life on the road this summer with Luke Bryan on his Proud to Be Here tour, which is running from June to October 2021. Considering much of the world was shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic throughout 2020, Cooke, Wayne, and Stovall are over the moon about hitting the stage. "Who's ready for live music this summer??!" they captioned a pic in June.

According to their official website, they have tons of shows lined up for the summer so far. To find out all you need to know about Runaway June before then, scroll below for more details on the talented trio!

One of Runaway June's original founding members is no longer in the band

Runaway June has been finding their spot in the competitive industry of country music, and it's been quite the journey for the musical group's vocalists. Naomi Cooke, Jennifer Wayne, and Natalie Stovall became a trio in May 2020, but Runaway June was actually founded years earlier in 2015. The band was formed by Cooke, Wayne, and former singer Hannah Mulholland, when they signed with BBR Music Group's Wheelhouse Records, per Music Row.

Runaway June worked on their music for the next few years, releasing their debut album, "Blue Roses," in June 2019. The record featured their popular single, "Buy My Own Drinks," which earned them the title of the first all-female trio to reach Top 5 hit on country radio in more than 16 years, People reported.

However, Runaway June announced on Twitter that Mulholland was exiting the band in May 2020. The next day, they took to Instagram to share they already had an update. "Everyone meet the newest member of Runaway June, @nataliestovall!!" read the announcement post. "We couldn't be more excited for the future and we can't wait to perform again soon."

With a bright future ahead, there's no doubt Runaway June is going to become the trio to talk about. Not only are they opening up on Luke Bryan's upcoming tour, but they teased some upcoming music. "We In here," the pretty ladies captioned a photo in the studio in March.