With the release of her debut single, Independent Australian Artist/Producer Hunter Kaine brings with her a fresh and dynamic texture to country music. Hunter’s musicality and sultry, powerful vocals have afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with some of Australia’s top country artists, including Hunter’s latest single with the iconic, 3 time ARIA and multiple Golden Guitar winning Artist and Producer Shane Nicholson.
‘Long Way From Lonely’, the stunning new single with Shane was produced by Hunter, the result which is a highly emotive, next level artistic piece of work. Hunter’s uncompromising vision and vocals combined with Shane’s brooding yet soulful voice create a powerful and beautifully balanced release that will stand the test of time. The musical chemistry between both singers within this duet is palpable, rippling on he skin to say the least. You can feel the genuine emotion and rawness given from both Artists. Hunter has proven straight out of the blocks that it’s not just about her talent and her voice, but it’s also about her delivery to the needs of the song that take centre stage.
Arriving in Nashville in the Summer of '18, Hunter met up with Australian Born Nashville local song smith Phil Barton
(Lee Brice, Lee Kernaghan, The Wolfe Brothers), who amongst others co-wrote ‘Long Way From Lonely’. Hunter heard a duet in the demo and immediately knew Shane was the perfect voice to record alongside hers and bring her vision to life.
Let’s raise a glass to this powerful collaboration and celebration of country music, paired with a music video produced and directed by Hunter with fellow ARIA nominated creative Ian Ritter.
After her time recording and performing as lead vocalist with Deep Creek Road, the obvious next step in Hunter’s journey was to share the personal side of her relationship with country music, reinforcing her ethos that "country music is an easy love”.
Born into a family with prolific and diverse musical tastes, a powerful source being her father Lawrence Ralphs, who went on to teach the core of Australia’s finest guitarists, Hunter is an old soul with modern sensibilities.
Continually honing her skills, by the age of 12 Hunter was competing in and winning regional country Victorian singing competitions, fuelling her fire and hunger for a life lived through music. The years to follow would see Hunter transverse many roads from blues, soul, and rock, before arriving back where Hunter’s heart always gravitated, to the vulnerability, sensibility and honesty of country music. “It’s the scotch in my glass”.
With the next few releases already in production, the future of country music looks in good hands.
"Country Music is the scotch in my glass"
~ Hunter Kaine