RaeLynn just released her debut album WildHorse. To celebrate, the Grand Ole Opry also just posted a video of the young up-and-comer performing the record’s title track.
Filmed backstage at the Opry, “WildHorse” is an ode to self-confidence and owning your style. In the song, RaeLynn warns future suitors to take her for what she is. Or, as she puts it, all her glitter and all her dirt.
She brings along her guitarist (who also sings harmonies) and her drummer playing a cajon. The performance gives fans a glimpse of what to expect from her debut. And since she’s “Live From The Lounge,” the stripped-down performance gives listeners a chance to her her more natural voice.
RaeLynn first rose to prominence as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice. She landed a spot on Team Blake in season 2, which aired in 2012. At the time, RaeLynn showed a lot of promise and a unique voice, despite clearly being rough around the edges.
Now 22 years old, RaeLynn still has Shelton as a strong supporter. In fact, the Baytown, Texas native just wrapped up a 13-date tour with Shelton on the Doing it to Country Songs Tour.
RaeLynn’s debut album took a while to get off the ground. Shelton immediately plugged her into the Nashville community after The Voice. He even included her on his song “Boys ‘Round Here” and hooked her up for a co-write with Miranda Lambert.
She signed with Big Machine imprint Valory Music Co., but didn’t see as much success as they wanted. Her debut EP in 2015 peaked at No. 7 on the chart, and neither of her singles went as far as her label hoped.
She left Valory and joined Warner Bros., the same label as Shelton’s. Her first single from debut album WildHorse “Love Triangle” is climbing the charts, currently approaching the Top 30.