About the Show
The real-life story of Luanne “Annie” Hunt, one of the world’s most successful independent singer/songwriters, plays out through memoir excerpts and original songs in the gripping and inspiring new bio-musical, “The Edge of A Dream.”
Plagued by severe emotional abuse in her childhood at the hands of her mentally-unstable mother, Hunt found a sheltering space in music, poetry and art. Tuning out her mom’s cruel jabs about her lack of singing talent, the small town girl forged ahead, clinging to the hope that one day she would do something significant with her artistic gifts.
Hunt’s struggles to be loved and supported continued in her early twenties, when she married a man she thought would be her biggest fan. She quickly found out that like her mother, he too was only interested in tearing her down and making her feel as though she had nothing to offer the world.
Ultimately, the tenacious and faith-driven Hunt got the last laugh with unparalleled success in her music career, topping numerous charts around the world, winning multiple awards and earning the respect of entertainment critics.
The Independent Superstars Hall of Fame recording artist also found true love, as well as a calling more meaningful and glorious than she could’ve ever imagined.
About the Playwright/Producer
Through hard work, perseverance and unwavering faith in her path in life, multi award-winning, chart-topping singer/songwriter Luanne “Annie” Hunt has become one of the most successful and respected artists on the independent music scene.
Along with scoring numerous No. 1 country, folk and gospel hits on charts around the world, the Grammy-balloted songbird has been inducted into the Independent Superstars Hall of Fame.
She is best known for her hit, holiday classic, “Christmas Without You,” which was named by Dagens Nyheter (Sweden’s largest daily newspaper) one of the Top 25 Christmas Songs of All-Time.
Hunt is the recipient of six American Songwriting Awards and three CD of the Year awards from the National Traditional Country Music Association (NTCMA).
Outside of her music career, the Pennsylvania native enjoyed a 22-year-career in newspapers as an entertainment journalist, interviewing and writing about countless celebrities, including Ray Charles, Glen Campbell, Bob Newhart, Will Ferrell and Paul Anka, to name a few.
Hunt also is the author of three books, has toured the U.S. an inspirational speaker and has written and staged several original plays, including “Dove Lessons,” which raised over $10,000 in one performance for the House of Ruth domestic violence shelter in Pomona, CA.
"We Rise" Rises Up the Charts
Indie Music Star Luanne Hunt delivers “Chicken Soup for the Soul” message in her Top 40 hit single, “We Rise”
In an effort to inspire unity among Americans, chart-topping, acclaimed indie music star Luanne Hunt offers an anthem for the people titled, “We Rise.” The uplifting song is part of the soundtrack for Hunt's original bio-musical, "The Edge of A Dream."
LAS VEGAS, NV -- Amid the Coronavirus lockdown, award-winning, critically-acclaimed Indie Music Star Luanne Hunt decided to use her free time to tap into her creativity and write the Top 40 Gospel/Inspirational hit “We Rise,” a song the Hollywood Digest calls an “anthem for our times.”
Other reviewers see it as a musical dose of inspiration, bringing the same type of hope and healing found in Jack Canfield’s “Chicken Soup for the Soul” stories. According to Troy Johnston of FAME Magazine, “We Rise” is just what the doctor ordered to lead people from all walks of life to a brighter and more abundant tomorrow.
“Beautifully presented and enchanting from the start, Luanne Hunt’s ‘We Rise’ is the Chicken Soup of song we humans need,” said Troy Johnston of FAME Magazine. “It’s a winner of a tune that puts humanity back into perspective and reminds us as listeners that thinking positive and spreading joy to others is as simple as it gets."
Hunt, who lives in Las Vegas, NV, wrote “We Rise” as the theme song for a philanthropic organization she is preparing to launch in early 2021 called, “We Rise Network.” The tune also is part of the soundtrack for Hunt's original musical, "The Edge of A Dream."
The Network will aim to provide people across the nation with opportunities to gather, make lasting friendships, heal from wounds of the past and tap into their inner strength through the power of togetherness, Hunt said.
“When I began making plans for the Network, the first thing I did was write the theme song for it,” said Hunt, a native of Conshohocken, PA. “As ‘We Rise’ began to come together in the studio, I realized it holds a message that people need to hear right now. So many are running out of hope but united, we are strong and I have no doubt we can rise above everything that’s threatening all we hold true and dear.”
Over her 25-year career, Hunt has scored numerous No. 1 hits on country, folk and gospel charts around the world. The award-winning, Grammy-balloted recording artist is best known for her chart-topping single, “Christmas Without You,” which was named by Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, one of the Top 25 Christmas Songs of All-time.
She also is the recipient of three CD of the Year awards from the National Traditional Country Music Association (NTCMA) and six American Songwriting Awards.
The adult contemporary/contemporary Christian-inspired “We Rise” follow’s Hunt’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed country album, “Backroads, Bottles & Blues,” which features her No. 1 hit duet with Steven Bankey, “Lightning In A Bottle.”
“Fans that love the Andra Day song “Rise Up” should take a chance on Luanne Hunt’s “We Rise,’” said Garth Thomas, reviewer for the Hollywood Digest. “I’m positive that Hunt’s country fans will stick with her and love this song, which is both inspiring and entertaining.”
For more information, visit www.luannehunt.com