Exclusive: RaeLynn Teases New Tracks With MusicRow Preview

After making her debut in the music as a contestant in the second season of NBC’s The Voice, Texas native RaeLynn’s effervescent personality, bold entertaining style, and strong Country voice captured the attention of coach Blake Shelton, music fans and Nashville music industry execs alike.

After she got off the show, RaeLynn promptly signed a deal with Big Machine Label Group’s The Valory Music Co., and moved to Nashville at age 18. She credits Big Machine Label Group CEO/founder Scott Borchetta with giving her the space to create her own distinct sound. “He really let me develop as an artist,” says RaeLynn. “I would give Scott new CDs each week. He knew if I kept writing, I would get better. And today I’m on a radio tour, singing songs I’m passionate about.”

RaeLynn, along with Nicolle Galyon, Liz Rose and Lori McKenna, penned her debut single, “God Made Girls.” The tune was completed in under two hours, and RaeLynn is proud that it was written by women of different ages. “You get so many perspectives on being a girl,” she says. The song is making an impact with radio listeners. “We’ve been at radio since April,” says George Briner, VP of Promotion for The Valory Music Co. (BMLG). “The top comment we hear is that she’s the complete package. We hear from radio that some females have good voices, or only have good songs. RaeLynn is a 20-year-old that sings Country music and writes great songs. It’s time for Country radio to embrace Country females.”

RaeLynn previewed “God Made Girls,” as well as several other songs, during a recent with MusicRow at BMLG’s Nashville offices. The light-hearted “Kissin’ Frogs” revels in the positive aspects of being single. “I get so much inspiration from conversations,” says RaeLynn. “I was talking to my mother about not having a boyfriend, and she said, ‘You don’t need to worry about boys, you are having fun kissing frogs.’”

The personal inspirations continued with the confessional title “Love Triangle,” which delves into the singer-songwriter’s feelings regarding her parents’ divorce when RaeLynn was three. “I wasn’t sure if this was a song that could be written,” said RaeLynn. “After the split up, I was the one relaying information back and forth. It’s about being in this love triangle with my mom and dad.” When RaeLynn recently made her Grand Ole Opry debut, approximately 50 friends and family—including her mother and father–traveled from her hometown of Baytown, Tx., to see the performance. “I was so proud to see them there.”

She wrapped the performance with a quirky rendition of the mega-popular “All About That Bass,” penned by her singer-songwriter friend Meghan Trainor.

RaeLynn is currently working on her own full-length album with producer Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line). No doubt the project will be filled with bubbly energy, Country vocal stylings and authentic lyrics. “That’s my favorite thing about being an artist—the stories we get to tell. You can write the most real song, and people just relate to it.”

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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