Clare would drive 45 miles to school each day, and listening to Country music became a part of her daily routine. She achieved All-State basketball and volleyball recognition in high school, and after graduating in a class of eight; Clare’s chance to fully pursue her dream of a music career came with college. After a brief stint at a small college in Texas, and with the help of a very supportive family, Clare relocated to Nashville to attend Belmont University. She paid her way through college by driving a silage truck for harvest through Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska during every academic break. During the long hauls across the mid-West, she picked up a guitar for the first time, determined to master both acoustic and electric guitars. After graduating from Belmont University with honors, Dunn signed her first publishing deal as a songwriter and hasn’t looked back. Involved with every aspect that goes into the creative process, from writing her debut single, “Get Out,” with co-writer and producer Ben West, to playing guitars on the track, to singing background vocals for some of Nashville’s finest, including Luke Bryan’s smash hit “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” Clare’s music is a true representation of all the things that make her who she is – a farm girl with a vision and sound forged from life experiences with a deep passion for her dreams.
Clare’s innate songwriting abilities have allowed her to earn a name for herself in the songwriting community. She has written with some of the most highly regarded songwriters in both Nashville and LA, including Hillary Lindsey, Blair Daly, David Hodges, Troy Verges, busbee, Liz Rose, Angelo, Terry McBride, Brice Long, Will Hoge, Chris Lindsey, Tommy Lee James, Dylan Altman, Marshall Altman and more. A song she co-wrote, titled “Farm Life,” was recorded by Colt Ford and featured Justin Moore, and was included on Ford’s album, Thanks For Listening.
In addition to making a name for herself in the songwriting community, Clare has become a seasoned touring performer. She has opened for some of the format’s biggest stars, including Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, Hank Jr., Jamey Johnson, Bob Seger and others, including award-winning Country music star, Miranda Lambert. She has also played at a variety of major fairs and festivals across the country.
Recent highlights include multiple premieres on CMT, being chosen as CMT Radio’s Next Women of Country Artist of the Month, as well as scoring features in PEOPLE Magazine, Taste of Country, Rolling Stone Country, NBC News, and Cowgirl Magazine.