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Women in Country: Clare Dunn

Clare Dunn is starting to make a splash in Modern Country music at just about the right time. Y’all might recognize her voice from her backup vocals on Luke Bryan’s monster hit “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”.

Having grown up on a farm in Colorado, Dunn learned the virtues of hard work and dedication at an early age.

After graduating high school in a class of eight — yep, that’s right, eight — Dunn ventured off to college. But she left that small Texas school quickly for the big city of Nashville, and that’s exactly where she needed to be.

Dunn attended Belmont University during her early years in Nashville, learning to play the guitar and working her way through college by driving a silage truck for harvest — how’s that for country living — with big dreams forming in her mind of staging her own sets as a country music star.

Not unlike Sam Hunt, Ms. Dunn signed a major label deal in 2014 on the heels of her success with audiences from satellite radio’s “The Highway”. With Universal Music Group and BMG bankrolling her music endeavors, the starlet soon after released her debut single “Get Out”.

Instagram/claredunnmusic
Instagram/claredunnmusic

Dunn has since been busy opening for acts like Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Hank Jr., Luke Bryan, and more recently Miranda Lambert.  Her sound leaves no room for interpretation, and her authentic farm life roots tend to shine through in musically with an impact we haven’t heard in a while.

With her debut EP now finished and behind her, keep your eyes out for what this powerhouse has up her sleeves in 2016. We can only assume her first full-length record is on its way, and by the look of things it’ll be mighty impressive.

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Women in Country: Clare Dunn