Luanne Hunt has been inducted into the Independent Superstars “Recording Artists” Hall of Fame.
Frans Maritz (Wildhorse Entertainment) signed the official certificate placing Luanne into this prestigious organization located in South Africa. Luanne has the distinct honor of being inducted into the IDSS Hall of Fame for her life-time contribution to the Independent Music Industry as a Recording Artist. Luanne is seen holding her award above confirming her induction into the HALL OF FAME. Luanne had this to say after being inducted into the prestigious Independent Superstars Hall Of Fame. “I have achieved numerous awards throughout my career, which have all been very special. But to be inducted into the Independent Superstars Hall of Fame is an honor that means more to me than words can express. And I am so appreciative for all the wonderful DJ’s who believe in me and graciously play my songs Thanks to all from the bottom of my heart.” Luanne Hunt
Biography of Luanne Hunt
The tune peaked at No. 37 on the Indie World Country Chart, which is the largest and oldest independent music chart in the genre. Additionally, the song landed on the 2009 Grammy ballot in two categories: Best Country Song and Best Female Country Performance. “’Solace in the Wind’ is one very pleasant and wonderful, stand-out performance, said Tom Robinson, program director for Kingstown Radio in the UK. “ I can just imagine Luanne in a close circle of a small, intimate and attentive audience hanging on to every note and enjoying the music and lyrics and having a great time.” Along with “Solace in the Wind,” Luanne has enjoyed worldwide success with her holiday tune, “Christmas Without You.” In December 2011, it went to No. 1 on the European Country Music Association chart in France, Denmark and Austria. It also was the second most played song in Europe during the month of December, 2011.
In 2012, Luanne’s Gospel tunes, “He Was There,” “There Is A Fountain” and “Pine and the Dogwood” landed at the No. 1 spot on Europe’s premier Hotdisc Christian chart. Several of her songs also have held the No. 1 spot on Roots Music Report’s Folk Chart (Internet play) for four or more consecutive weeks. The chart is based on radio spins worldwide. “Luanne’s voice is beautiful and haunting and reminiscent of a female version of Simon and Garfunkel,” said Bobby Jo Valentine of Music Worth Reviewing. “Her lyrics are powerful, her musicianship is solid, and there are simply a thousand things to love about this artist. She will be sure to go far.”
Hunt began pursuing a professional music career in the mid-1990s. She found immediate success with her critically-acclaimed single “I Don’t Bother Counting,” which was frequently played on the former KIK FM country radio station in Orange County, California and on other stations throughout the Southwest. Additionally, many of Hunt’s songs have been played on AM, FM, Satellite and Internet stations around the world. In 2007, she was featured on an “On-Air” interview on the “Steve and Johnnie Show” on Chicago’s WGN Radio. In 2009 and 2012, she was named “Christmas Star of the Day” on Doug Stephan’s syndicated “Good Day” radio program.
In 2012, Hunt had the opportunity to record an original Christmas song with 1960s hit makers The Royal Guardsmen (“Snoopy’s Christmas” and “Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron”). The tune, “Rudy’s Winter Break,” takes listeners on a humorous holiday journey to the Caribbean with Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, who is in desperate need of a little rest and relaxation. Hunt, who co-wrote the song with her husband Steve, says recording with The Royal Guardsmen was the thrill of a lifetime. “I am in awe of The Royal Guardsmen’s talent and accomplishments and to collaborate with them on this project was a great honor,” said Hunt. “Making the record was a magical experience and one that I will never forget.”
Along with “Breaking Through,” Hunt has released four other CDs/EPs. They include, “The Singles Sessions,” “How Christmas Feels to Me,” “Most Requested,” and “Time for the Holidays,” which features the American Songwriting Awards “Best Holiday Song 2014” nominee, “If Christmas Were Mine.”