Rolling Stones' Shocking Snub of Trump Prompts Indie Country Star to Respond

Top Quote After learning the Rolling' Stones asked Donald Trump to not play any of their music at his campaign events, Indie country star Luanne Hunt offers the candidate an original tune to use, free of charge. The song is titled "The Last of the Brave Ones" and Hunt says it is a fitting tribute to Trump, pointing out his bravery and other unique attributes. End Quote
    QuoteLuanne Hunt is one of the best singer/songwriters on the Indie scene right now.Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 05, 2016 - Shocked upon hearing that the Rolling Stones asked Donald Trump to stop using their songs at his campaign events, independent country music star Luanne Hunt announced today the candidate is welcome to use her original song, "The Last of the Brave Ones," free of charge.

    In a statement to the media on May 4, the Rolling Stones said they have not given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and requested that they cease all use of them immediately.

    Hunt, a critically-acclaimed, award-winning recording artist, released her Trump-inspired tune "Last of the Brave Ones" through a YouTube video earlier this year. She said it accurately reflects Trump's courage, as well as his passion to help America.

    "I have always admired Mr. Trump, so I was very excited when I heard he was running for president," said Hunt, who is best known for her hit "Christmas Without You," which was named last December by Sweden's largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, among its Top 25 Christmas Songs of All-Time.

    "My lyrics talk about his bravery in the face of opposition, especially against the 'wolves' that seem willing to stop at nothing to bring him down.

    "'Start Me Up' and all of the Stones' songs are great, but in my opinion, 'The Last of the Brave Ones' is a perfect fit for Mr. Trump's campaign. And he is welcome to use it without paying me a cent."

    Hunt recorded "The Last of the Brave Ones" at a studio in Apple Valley, California, former home of the legendary singing cowboy Roy Rogers. Her seasoned players include guitarist Eric Uglum (Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley), drummer Roger Gillespie (the Coasters, Kenny Loggins, Paul Williams) and Austin Ward (Ricky Skaggs, Sierra Hull).

    The High Desert-based trio Harmoni by Three provided the soaring harmony vocals, reminiscent of the 5th Dimension and The Mamas & The Papas.

    "Everything came together so beautifully in the studio and it was a truly magical experience," said Hunt, whose songs have been played on AM, FM, satellite and Internet stations around the world, including Pandora radio. "The song turned out to be a wonderful mix of modern folk with a classic rock twist."

    Hunt has been working hard at making quality music for over 20 years. Her efforts paid off big time when her 2007 CD "Breaking Through" produced two hit singles on U.S. and European Charts. The enchanting "Solace in The Wind" reached No. 1 on the European Country Music Association's chart (Belgium) in July 2010. It also 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.

    Hunt's latest chart-topper, "Bluer Than the Bluegrass," has been hailed by fans and critics as one of the best country songs to come along in years.

    "'Bluer Than the Bluegrass' is superb in more ways than one, showcasing that Luanne Hunt is not only one of the best singer/songwriters on the indie scene right now, she may be one of the most compelling artists in the entirety of it," said Brett David Stewart, music critic for the Independent Music Spotlight.

    Along with being available for viewing on YouTube, "The Last of the Brave Ones" is included on Hunt's award-winning CD, "Songs from the Valley." Find it on iTunes and other music download sites.

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