Kelsea Ballerini got some of country’s hottest female stars together on Monday for an epic girls’ night celebration. Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope and Lindsay Ell were among the women who attended the party, which Kelsea threw to just celebrate each other and talk about the challenges and successes they’ve had. The girls also flooded social media with pictures from the celebration, including shots of them posing with paper crowns on.
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Blake Shelton is adding another former contestant from NBC’s The Voice to his 2017 “Doing It To Country Songs Tour.” Already set to hit the road with Season 2 Voice alum RaeLynn, Shelton announced on Wednesday (1/11) that the show’s Season 11 champion, Sundance Head, would now join the trek. The tour will kick off in Bakersfield, California, on February 16 and will continue through March.
· Blake says of his tour mates, “Having RaeLynn on the tour again is terrific, and I’m thrilled Sundance is joining and bringing his incredible musical talents.”
· Sundance says, “I’m just elated and really excited about being able to perform with a great entertainer and learn something from him while I’m on the road. It’s going to be the most fun thing I’ve ever done.”
With her marriage to Josh Davis and a record deal signed with Warner Music Nashville, RaeLynn certainly had a big 2016, but many expect the singer to have an ever bigger 2017. In addition to having her single “Love Triangle” make many “year-end” lists, including Rolling Stone Country’s “25 Best Country Songs of 2016,” the streaming service Pandora has now named RaeLynn to their “Artists to Watch 2017” list. RaeLynn is one of only two country artists to make Pandora’s influential all-genre list, with the other being Luke Combs.
Blake Shelton will hit the road next year on his headlining “Doing It To Country Songs Tour,” which kicks off in Bakersfield, California, on February 16 and runs through mid-March. Blake’s 13-city tour will once again feature special guest RaeLynn, who joined him earlier this year on his fall tour. Shelton made the announcement last week, joining his friend RaeLynn for a “Newlyweds” style game on Facebook Live.
Tickets for the Bakersfield, Portland, Sacramento, San Jose and Chicago shows will go on sale beginning December 2, with the remaining dates going on sale December 9.
“Doing It To Country Songs Tour” dates are as follows:
2/16/17 Bakersfield, CA
2/17/17 Los Angeles, CA
2/23/17 Portland, OR
2/24/17 Spokane, WA
2/25/17 Seattle, WA
3/3/17 Fresno, CA
3/4/17 Las Vegas, NV
3/9/17 Sacramento, CA
3/10/17 San Jose, CA
3/11/17 San Diego, CA
3/16/17 Evansville, IN
3/17/17 Chicago, IL
To Be Announced Omaha, NE
RaeLynn has announced the release of her debut studio album, WildHorse, out December 2. The 12-track album features RaeLynn’s personal single “Love Triangle” as well as collaborations with Dan + Shay and Leeland Mooring, a Christian artist from RaeLynn’s hometown, Baytown, Texas.
While the song “Love Triangle” tells the personal story of growing up in a divorced family, the majority of the new album was inspired by more recent events in Raelynn’s life. She says, “Every lyric takes you through a part of my journey these last four years – this record is my college experience in a lot of ways.”
From having her heart broken to marrying the man of her dreams, RaeLynn says the record was inspired by all the highs and lows over the last few years. She says, “This album is my journey and I sure hope you find some of your journey in it, too.”
WildHorse track listing:
1. “Your Heart”
3. “Love Triangle”
4. “Lonely Call”
6. “The Apple”
7. “Young” (feat. Leeland Mooring)
11. “Say” (feat. Dan + Shay)
12. “Praying For Rain”
Blake Shelton took to Twitter yesterday (8/16) to say some nice things about his good friend and label mate RaeLynn. Shelton began the video message by listing some of the reasons why he asked RaeLynn to join him out on tour this fall. Blake said, “First of all, because she’s amazing, and I think the more people that have a chance to see her and hear her perform the better off they’ll be for hearing her.”
- Blake then talked about RaeLynn’s new single “Love Triangle,” a song which she wrote about her experience growing up with divorced parents. Shelton said, “I listen to it and relate to it from personal experience. And I think that everybody out there who’s from a family who’s gone through a divorce, you know, it’s not the end of the world, but there’s a pain there and there’s also a lot to think about from the standpoint of a child and this song is written from the standpoint of a child.”
- RaeLynn will hit the road with Blake starting with a show in Oklahoma City on September 9.
RaeLynn has partnered with the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk and its Patient Ambassador Education Program to help encourage, motivate and support people living with type 1 diabetes. RaeLynn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was twelve years old, and she hopes that by sharing her own personal story she’ll empower others living with the disease. RaeLynn says, “I plan to use my role as a diabetes patient ambassador to teach people with diabetes that it shouldn’t hinder them from following their dreams. I am living proof that this can happen.”
As a diabetes patient ambassador, RaeLynn will actively participate in various community and educational events around the country to educate and empower patients.
RaeLynn has signed a record deal with Warner Brothers, joining a roster that includes her friend and mentor Blake Shelton. RaeLynn signed with the label last week surrounded by friends and family, including her pal Shelton.
It’s official, RaeLynn is a married woman! Raelynn Woodward married her longtime boyfriend, Josh Davis in Nashville on Saturday (2/27). RaeLynn stunned in a white dress with a long train as she and Davis exchanged vows at a friend’s barn before more than 300 guests.
Miranda Lambert got her friends together at Nashville’s intimate 3rd and Lindsley Venue on Tuesday night (7/28) for a special unplugged preview of her upcoming fall “Roadside Bars And Pink Guitars” tour. The show featured performances by her fall tour mates Raelynn, Clare Dunn and Courtney Cole, as well as a special appearance by Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild.
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