Indie country star Luanne Hunt channels Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn on her hit song, “Texas Tears.”
By Buddy Nelson
Throughout her illustrious career, chart-topping and award-winning Indie country star Luanne Hunt has built an impressive list of accomplishments, including scoring numerous No. 1 hits on country music charts around the world.
She is best known for her chart-topping single, ‘Christmas Without You’, which was named by Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, one of the Top 25 Christmas Songs of All- Time. Hunt also was recently inducted into the Independent Superstars Country Music Hall of Fame.
Over the years, the Southern California resident’s songs have been played on AM, FM, satellite and Internet stations around the world. Her critically-acclaimed country/folk tune, “Solace in The Wind,” became a hit on UK country charts and also earned a spot on the 2009 Grammy ballot in two categories: Best Country Song and Best Female Country Performance.
Once again, Hunt is back with another hit song titled “Texas Tears,” which recently went to No. 1 on European country charts.
One listen to this song and you will not be able to take Carrie Underwood or Taylor Swift seriously anymore. The ‘country music’ that they make is fake at best, but granted they know how to churn out good tunes. Hunt targets a different audience – one that respects the great tradition of country music. It’s an art that few have appreciated and a genre that very few have been able to truly embrace.
I can safely say that on “Texas Tears,” Hunt illustrates that she knows what country music is all about. She is a great storyteller and reminds me of a female Hank Williams, Sr. mixed with some Loretta Lynn. Her singing has a feel of traditional country rather than the typically over-produced and over-mixed vocals of most of the female artists in the genre today.
Hunt is single-handedly bringing back respect and dignity to a genre that has been overtaken by corporate mongers. She is a special talent – gutsy, real, and somehow introspective too, which separates her from the rest of the country female pack. She’s exactly what country radio needs to not only continuously appeal to their current audience, but to break the stereotypes and appeal to new audiences, as well.
To know more about Luanne Hunt, check out the upcoming WELAB Magazine Print issue – March 2017.
Check out “Texas Tears” at SOUNDCLOUD – Texas Tears
Or watch the official video at YOUTUBE – Texas Tears.