American Idol’s HunterGirl Inks Deal with 19 Recordings/BMG

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19 Recordings/BMG today announces the signing of the country powerhouse singer-songwriter and American Idol season 20 runner-up, HunterGirl.

The news comes on the heels of the singer releasing her first new music since the show ended in May. “Hometown Out of Me” is available for pre-order and will be out Friday October 21.

The singer impressed the American Idol judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan so much during her Nashville audition, that she was awarded the special and coveted “Platinum Ticket” which allowed the singer to skip the first round during Hollywood Week.

Luke, in particular, called HunterGirl a “new age Miranda Lambert” and his “favorite female country voice.”

“Hometown Out of Me” was written by HunterGirl with Laura Veltz and producer Jimmy Robbins. The deeply personal song is a thank-you letter to her hometown of Winchester, Tennessee.

HunterGirl head out on tour with Noah Thompson

Currently playing dates out on the road, most recently with Justin Moore and Tracey Lawrence, HunterGirl will also kick-off her co-headlining tour with this year’s American Idol winner Noah Thompson on Thursday, October 27 in Columbus, Ohio.

Over the summer, HunterGirl was introduced to country music fans at the CMA Music Fest, where she sang duets with label-mates Jimmie Allen and season 19 winner Chayce Beckham.

A Tennessee native, singer/songwriter HunterGirl has been performing since she was three years old and writing songs since she was 9. In her early teens, she performed at venues across the United States, competed in singing competitions and won the 2014 Texaco Country Showdown.

After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville and immediately started playing gigs at Nashville’s most famous venues including Tootsie’s, Rippy’s, Jason Aldean’s Bar, The Listening Room, and Honky Tonk Central, winning songwriting contests such as “Nash Next” and the prestigious “Nashville Songwriter Association International” in her spare time.

Having family members in the military, HunterGirl is inspired to work with veteran organizations where she uses music therapy to transform veterans’ stories into songs.

Hunter performed her heartfelt original American Idol winner’s song, “Red Bird” on Live with Kelly & Ryan and has appeared on Good Morning America.


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