RaeLynn hails from Baytown, Texas, and first started singing at her church when she was 11 years old.
She comes from a musical family, since her brother is a member of the Grammy-nominated band Leeland, and first made a name for herself when she was on The Voice in 2012, finishing in third. For her first audition she sang ‘Hell on Heels’ by The Pistol Annies and both Adam Levine and Blake Shelton turned around, however she chose country legend Shelton to be her mentor (and she told Madeleine that he’s still her best friend in country music!)
In 2014 RaeLynn released her debut single ‘God Made Girls’ - it went on to be a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Country Airplay charts, and was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Since then, RaeLynn’s career’s gone from strength to strength, with her debut album 'Wild Horse' landing in the Top 10 on the Billboard All-Genre Album Sales Chart and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, making her the first female country artist to do so since best friend Maren Morris’ album 'HERO'.
She’s also been outspoken about her journey with Type 1 diabetes, which she was diagnosed with at the age of 12. She created The RaeLynn Diabetes Fund to offer support, empowerment, and a community, for all those facing diabetes.
Madeleine Molly sat down with RaeLynn on her recent trip to the UK for Country 2 Country; they talked about all things from Texas to soon-to-be tour mate Maren Morris to diversity in country music.
Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.
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