We could probably write a book about Clare Dunn. We’ve had a number of press releases on this rising country star, and we got to see her on stage last week at the Appalachian Fair, when she opened the show for Parmalee. We had an opportunity to talk to Clare, and listen to her on-air interview with WXBQ radio’s Marc Tragler.
I’m going to share a little of her news with all of you, before I tell you about the show. Clare recently became the highest charting independent female artist on the Music Row Country Breakout chart in 10 years. Her cebut single “Get Out,” currently sits at No. 15 on the chart. More than 80% of the Music Row panel supported the record, which has accumulated more than 30,000 spins on the chart to date. Additionally, “Get Out” has reached No. 41 on Billboard Indicator, and No. 43 on Aircheck Activator.
Clare co-wrote “Get Out” with writer-producer Ben West, whose writer credits include Pink’s No. 1 “Try”, and Casadee Pope’s “Champagne,” as well as others. Clare played all the guitar parts on the infectious mid-tempo track, which is the first single form her forthcoming EP release.
While on stage, Clare took the time to talk to the audience. She told us about the Blue Bird Café in Nashville, where artists usually share the ‘story behind the song’ when they perform there. She did that for us, when she told us about “Misery”, one of the songs she wrote that will be on her first album. She has a blusey kind of rock sound. But the country influences definitely come through.
Her show was acoustic. It wasn’t a very long set. But it was a nice introduction of Clare to everyone who was in the audience that night. In addition to her single, “Cowboy Side of You,” being at the No. 38 spot on SiriusXM The Highway’s Top 45 Countdown (and it may be higher by now), we also learned some things about Clare’s personal life. She told us she grew up on a farm, and talked about the work she did growing up there. She talked about a recent visit home, and about how the song “Cowboy Side of You” came to life. She’s beautiful, and interesting to listen to. And the audience was certainly entertained when she was on stage.
The young performer appeared in the Aug. 11, 2014 issue of USA Today. The article, “Country Lassos ‘Fresh Voices’,” discusses her inclusion as one of SiriusXM’s Fresh Female Voices on The Highway (Ch. 56) and announces the release of a new single, “Cowboy Side of You,” which will be airing on the satellite radio station.
Dunn is a fearless performer and guitar player whose music possesses a unique blend of country and rock. Born on a farm in Southeast Colorado, she grew up driving silage trucks, combines, eighteen-wheelers and spent countless hours behind the wheel of a John Deere tractor. Now her time is spent on a stage performing shows all across the country.
She has already opened up for some of the format’s biggest stars, including Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Hank Jr., Jamey Johnson, and many others. This coming November, Dunn will join Florida Georgia Line on the “This Is How We Cruise” cruise. Keep up with her shows schedule by visiting her web site.
In addition to her web site, be sure to visit herFacebook page, and remember to hit that “Like” button while you are there. You can follow her on Twitter, too, @ClareDunnMusic. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, please do. You will find us @countryschatter.
Here are a few more photos from the show last week.
Thanks to Clare for being so nice to all of her new fans in Gray, Tenn. We’ve still got a lot to share with all of you, so we’ll be back soon!