NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 12, 2015) – This morning on a live interview with SiriusXM’s The Highway, dynamic country newcomer Clare Dunn announced her forthcoming five-song EP due out September 18 on MCA Nashville. Included on the EP is Clare’s major label radio debut, “Move On,” which country star Dierks Bentley calls out as a “bad ass song” with a “totally unique vibe.”
Clare co-wrote and co-produced all five songs on her EP, presenting a gratifying blend of country and rock. NPR asserts the “Colorado-raised country newcomer is a little bit Florence, a little bit Bonnie and a whole lot rock and roll.” This magnetic rising star also plays lead guitar on every track both in the studio and in her impressive live show. Clare is a fearless performer and guitar player, drawing numerous comparisons to Bonnie Raitt and Keith Urban while recently out on tour with American rock icon Bob Seger. The Boston Globe commends Clare’s “big voice and serious guitar prowess,” while Rolling Stonenotes, “it’s easy to see why Seger himself recruited her [Clare] to open for him on his last tour.”
In addition to earning praise from Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, USA Today and more, Clare has been tapped to join Miranda Lambert on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour as well as Chris Young on the I’m Comin’ Over Tour this fall.
Clare Dunn EP Track Listing:
1. Ferrari (Clare Dunn, Jennifer Decilveo)
2. Move On** (Clare Dunn, Jesse Frasure)
3. Tuxedo* (Clare Dunn, Ben West, Brett James)
4. Old Hat * (Clare Dunn, Tom Douglas)
5. Cowboy Side Of You*** (Clare Dunn, Terry McBride, Brandon Hood)
Produced by Clare Dunn
*Produced by Clare Dunn and Ben West
**Produced by Clare Dunn and Jesse Frasure
***Produced by Clare Dunn and Terry McBride
For information, music, tour dates and more on Clare Dunn, please visit, www.ClareDunn.com.
Clare Dunn (recording studio) OC: …whatever. :51
“That thrill and that moment, that realization that ‘Oh my God, this is real. I really get to do this.’ I dreamed for so long of actually getting to go and work in my own studio and be able to have place that I could call my own. I’m not having to worry about being kicked of, like am I sneaking in here in somebody else’s session? It was my space and my little world. It was my piece of the world that I got to just do whatever I wanted, and that freedom of that was something that I never experienced and so I just soaked it up. I tried to get them to let me bring a couch in there so I could sleep. And they were like “Ehh well, you’re going to need a shower. We don’t want you running around here smelling up the place and whatever.’”
Clare Dunn has hit the airwaves with her single, “Move On,” but it’s not the first time she’s been on the radio. She sang background vocals on a certain superstar’s hit song a few years ago while she was still in college.
“I was writing a lot at the time with Jeff Stephens, who is Luke [Bryan’s] producer,” Clare recalls. “Jeff and I had been working together and then one day he just said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this song that I’m working on with Luke, and maybe you want to sing a part? You want to sing backup?’ And I said, ‘Sure! Tell me where to be and what time to be there.’ I showed up to the studio a couple of days later and sang the song.”
The Colorado native wasn’t sure if her vocals made Luke’s smash “Country Girl [Shake It For Me],” until she heard it on the radio.
“Me and my sister were in her pickup cruising down the road. She’d picked me up from the airport and we were in the Oklahoma Panhandle somewhere, and she was flipping through the radio stations. And I heard about two seconds of it, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute. I know that song.’ I said, ‘Tayla, go back.’ So, she put it back on the station, and right then, the chorus kicked in and I heard myself,” she says. “I was like, ‘WWHaat?!’ And so that was the first time I heard myself on the radio, and I was like, ‘I know that voice! Wait a minute! That’s me! They kept my part! Ahhhh!’ So, I knew then that they kept it.” [laughs]
Clare is set to tour with Miranda Lambert on her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour this fall.
Clare Dunn (Country Girl) 1 OC: …my business. :39
“I was still in college, and I was writing a lot at the time with Jeff Stephens, who is Luke’s producer. Jeff and I had been working together and then one day he just said, ‘Hey, I’ve got this song that I’m working on with Luke, and maybe you want to sing a part? You want to sing backup?’ And I said, ‘Sure! Tell me where to be and what time to be there.’ I showed up to the studio a couple of days later and sang the song. Any time you’re making a record, you don’t know necessarily what’s going to be kept, what’s not going to be kept, and that’s just the way it can go sometimes. So, I sang the part and I didn’t think much about it, and I left the studio and went about my business.”
Clare Dunn (Country Girl) 2 OC: …kept it. [laughs] :40
“A couple months later, I had flown into Oklahoma City. I was going home to visit my family, and it was just released. Me and my sister were in her pickup cruising down the road. She’d picked me up from the airport and we were in the Oklahoma Panhandle somewhere, and she was flipping through the radio stations. And I heard about two seconds of it, and I was like, ‘Wait a minute. I know that song.’ I said, ‘Tayla, go back.’ So, she put it back on the station, and right then, the chorus kicked in and I heard myself. I was like, ‘WWHaat?’ And so that was the first time I heard myself on the radio, and I was like, ‘I know that voice! Wait a minute! That’s me! They kept my part! Ahhhh!’ So, I knew then that they kept it.” [laughs]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 25, 2015) – Bold, new, up-and-comer Clare Dunn makes her country radio debut with “Move On,” the second most-added single of the week only behind Miranda Lambert. Co-written and co-produced by Clare, “Move On” is the highly-anticipated first single off her forthcoming major label debut album on MCA Nashville.
Declared “One To Watch” by Billboard, The Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, USA Today and more, Clare has made a strong impression on critics and audiences alike with her stellar guitar work, her honest lyrics and her no holds barred stage show. Clare recently made her first appearance at CMA Music Festival where she landed on Rolling Stone’s “Best Things We Saw at CMA Music Fest 2015” and The Boston Globe’s “Top 10 Moments at the 2015 CMA Music Fest.” PASTE also caught up with Clare at Atlanta’s Shaky Boots Festival and documented a “day-in-the life” of this rising country star – view HERE.
To coincide with “Move On” hitting the country airwaves, Clare shared a video giving fans an inside glimpse to her background as a truck-driving, Colorado farm girl pursuing country music. View HERE
To preview and purchase Clare Dunn’s “Move On,” click HERE.
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New MCA artist Clare Dunn will join Miranda Lambert on her newly resurrected Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour this fall. The all-woman trek will also feature RaeLynn and Ashley Monroe.
Miranda decided to up the ante and add a few new faces to the bill including Clare Dunn, who she recently saw perform at the Stagecoach Festival. “I hadn’t seen her before — but I’m a fan now,” Miranda said. “You don’t see that many women who get up there and really slay a guitar and play some real rock ‘n’ roll country.”
Miranda has been supportive of her fellow female artists for years and feels strongly about continuing that pattern. “I really support female artists in any genre, especially country music right now,” Lambert said. “I’ve taken girls on tour for a long time and I want to continue to do that because I feel like I can give them a platform”.
Expect to be wowed in these cities: Missoula, MT – Billings, MT – Rapid City, SD- Mankato, MN – Augusta, GA – Fayetteville, NC – Roanoke, VA – Huntsville, AL – Tupelo, MS – Jonesboro, AR – Lacrosse, WI – Ft. Wayne, IN and Moline, IL.