Today, Concord Music Publishing announced a new publishing deal with Nashville based singer-songwriter, and one third of the all-female country music trio Runaway June, Jennifer Wayne. The worldwide deal will cover Wayne’s future works.
Jennifer Wayne is best known as the founding member of the multi-ACM nominated group, Runaway June, alongside Natalie Stovall and Stevie Woodward. Wayne co-wrote several of Runaway June’s hit singles including “Lipstick,” “Wild West,” and GOLD-certified “Buy My Own Drinks.” Their latest single “BROKEN HEARTS (DO BROKEN THINGS)” released on October 28, has already become a fan-favorite, flipping the script on post-breakup blues, and kicking off a bold new era for this chart-topping trio.
In addition to songwriting credits with Runaway June, Wayne, granddaughter of film icon John Wayne, has penned songs for artists including Marie Osmond, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Brittney Spencer, and The Shires. Just last week, Wayne was honored at the SESAC Nashville Music Awards for co-writing Keith Urban’s hit single “Wild Hearts,” which reached #2 on the U.S. Country radio airplay charts and #1 on Australia’s Country Hot 50 and Canada Country.
“I’m over the moon about signing with Concord. It’s a family and they are so passionate, creative, supportive, and work as a team to win for their writers,” says Jennifer Wayne. “And I have to highlight Courtney Allen. I know firsthand there is no one that works harder for their writers than she does. I really can’t imagine being surrounded by better people. I have the ultimate dream team!”
Wayne is currently based in Nashville, and aside from her music, has been seen on-screen in the Emmy Award-winning competition TV show CBS's "The Amazing Race," CMT’s “I Love Kellie Pickler,” and in the 2014 feature film Like A Country Song. She was recently announced as the co-host of The Design Network’s “Flip U,” a new series that will premiere in 2023, where Wayne and her co-host Brad Rempel will give viewers an up-close and personal look at the dos and don’ts when it comes to a house flip in Nashville. Wayne is also a co-owner of American Paint Hat, a company that specializes in custom-designed cowboy hats. As part of Runaway June, Wayne has toured with several superstars including Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Bryan.
Courtney Allen, Director of A&R at Concord Music Publishing in Nashville, shares “It is rare that you meet a person who every single person in this town loves and is a champion of. Jennifer’s talent, kindness, perseverance, work ethic and positivity are unmatched, and she is an absolute dream to work with. Our whole team is thrilled to be a part of the next chapter of her career that is sure to be filled with more success as both an artist and a songwriter!”