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Clare Dunn

When Clare Dunn hits the road next week as part of the highly-anticipated 2019 CMT Next Women of Country Tour, the MCA/Universal Nashville recording artist will be bringing a new song along for the ride.

Released on April 5th, “My Love,” Dunn’s latest is a summertime anthem that was co-written, co-produced, and arranged by the multi-talented musician herself. Written alongside Eric Paslay and Jesse Frasure, the song nods not only to the passionate country-rock chops that landed Dunn a coveted opening slot on Bob Seger’s Ride Out Tour and admiration of magazines like Rolling Stone, who praised her “willingness to reach far beyond country’s borders,” but it also shines a light on her soulful roots. It’s a showcase for her supersized voice, too — an instrument that’s every bit as electrifying as her critically-acclaimed work on the electric guitar. Boston Globe recently lauded Dunn for her “big voice and serious guitar prowess.” Listen to “My Love” HERE.

“‘My Love’ is about passion,” explains Dunn, who wrote and recorded the song during breaks in a touring schedule that’s kept her busy for years, sharing shows with Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Bob Seger, Luke Bryan, and others. “It’s about being fearless and opening yourself up to live and love passionately. It can be intimidating to feel passionately about something because it can be looked at as a risk, but I always want to encourage people that it’s a risk worth taking.”


Dunn has built her career upon the willingness to take risks. Raised in the western town of Two Buttes, Colorado, she worked on the family farm for years before moving to Nashville, where she earned tuition money for college by driving a silage truck. A powerful performer onstage, she’s earned a reputation as a hotshot producer, too, co-producing every track on her 2015 EP (a release that doubled as her Top 40 debut) while also handling the record’s vocal, guitar, and songwriting duties. She juggles those responsibilities once again with “My Love,” a modern, melody-driven song whose soulful chorus was inspired by big-voiced icons like Adele.

The 2019 CMT Next Women of Country Tour, which will also feature sets by Cassadee Pope and Hannah Ellis, kicks off on April 11 in Tampa. The full dates and markets are:

April 11 | Tampa, FL | Orpheum

April 12 | Orlando, FL | The Plaza Live

April 18 | Atlanta, GA | Terminal West

April 19 | Charlotte, NC | The Underground

April 20 | Lexington, KY | Manchester Music Hall

April 25 | Boston, MA | Paradise Lounge

April 26 | New York City, NY | Gramercy Theatre

April 27 | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall

May 2 | Evansville, IN | K.C.’s Marina Point

May 3 | Des Moines, IA | Wooly’s

May 4 | Columbia, MO | Blue Note


About Clare Dunn:
MCA/UNIVERSAL Nashville singer/songwriter Clare Dunn is known for her transfixing live shows, powerful vocals, and unparalleled guitar playing.  As part of CMT’s 2019 Next Women of Country Tour, Clare will take her “big voice” (The Boston Globe) on the road with Hannah Ellis and Cassadee Pope to cities including New York, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Boston. The Colorado native who “can do it all” (CMT) with “swaggering confidence and soulful vocals” (Rolling Stone) caught the attention of rock legend Bob Seger who, after hearing her sound check only once, invited her to open his Ride Out Tour. Clare has been named “One to Watch” by USA Today, BillboardThe Boston Globe and Rolling Stone.


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