The name is catchy for sure but with over a million views on their YouTube page and a substantial social media following, this effervescent group, known as The Runaway Hamsters, have performed from Nashville to LA, opened for Andy Grammer, and been nominated twice for a Grammy in the children’s category.
Their talent sent them on the road to take part in The National Finals Rodeo Cowboy Christmas in Las Vegas for the past two years and played at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville. They were a big part of CMA Music Festival in 2017, been featured on numerous TV networks and media outlets and are currently gearing up working in the studio to release a brand-new album later this summer.
The Runaway Hamsters hail from Boise, Idaho and consists of Isabella along with her triplet siblings — Abby, Gabby and brother Riley. Best known for their musical youth and huge hearts, they create music that is original, engaging and heartfelt. Their last radio release, “A Little Country,” was the title track off their second EP which was produced by Grammy nominated Kent Wells (Dolly Parton). The official music video was directed by three-time Emmy award-winner Roman White (Taylor Swift’s You Belong With Me) and made its broadcast debut on Great American Country, its online premiere on Country Rebel and was also played on numerous TV affiliates world-wide.
The groups choices of some of their favorite artist varies and is quite impressive. Such names as The Oak Ridge Boys, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Dierks Bentley, Dolly Parton, LOCASH, Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Adam Levine. Those names alone can influence any artist at any time.
100% of the proceeds from their first CD “Runaway” was donated to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital/MSTI on behalf of their friend who was battling cancer. They continue to donate a portion of their music sales to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, The Idaho Food Bank, Camp Rainbow Gold and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). As a matter of fact, their hashtag remains at: #wehelpfriends.
Had the opportunity to catch a few of their songs last year at CMA Fest and immediately got drawn in with their fun and engaging stage presence along with their strong vocals for such a young group. They sing about what they know and how it relates to their ages. This family is a great influence on the young generation of today no doubt about it. Take a look at their website, listen to some tunes and you will find yourself with the same feelings, their talent is strong and just getting stronger.