Singer-songwriter Kendall Beard references one of country music's greatest love stories in a new song she's premiering exclusively with The Boot. Readers can press play below to hear "Johnny and June."

A lighthearted pop-country love song, "Johnny and June," Beard tells The Boot, is "a love song about young love that is so strong that it will beat the test of time and be a love for the legends." Spoiler alert: As the acoustic guitar kick into high gear for the song's final lines, that young couple is still together.

"Baby, one day real soon / Can we run away?" Beard sings in the chorus of "Johnny and June." "You'll be my Johnny, and I'll be your June / Think of all that we could do / Just me and you ..."

"Johnny and June" is one of 11 songs on Beard's forthcoming new album, Here Comes Trouble. The record, due out on Oct. 19, was produced by AJ Vallejo, who co-wrote four of its tracks with Beard and is her bandmate in the Texas roots-rock band Love & Chaos.

“It’s about breaking free in the moment and coloring outside of the lines, going against the grain,” Beard says of the album. “I wanted to put something out that was a bit edgy, something that would stir up some talk.”

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Listen to Kendall Beard, "Johnny and June":

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