RaeLynn gets real with 2017 breakthrough album “WildHorse”

This former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice” had her best year yet in 2017. Following early career success with her Top 10, gold-certified song “God Made Girls,” RaeLynn released her debut album, “WildHorse,” this year, and it quickly hit No. 1 on “Billboard’s” Top Country Albums chart thanks to powerful songs like “Love Triangle” and “Lonely Call.”

RaeLynn’s emotionally-charged first single, “Love Triangle,” tells a personal story and was described by “People” as “a raw and emotional account of what it’s like to be the child of divorced parents.” Fans gravitated to the message, and the accompanying music video has accumulated more than 10.5 million views.

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The remainder of the 12-track album, 11 of which were co-written by RaeLynn, is an honest exploration of her life since her 2012 breakthrough on “The Voice,” including her marriage to husband Josh, a member of the U.S. military. She was selected as a 2017 “Country Artist to Watch” by Pandora, Napster, and “Billboard,” and has earned numerous award nominations including the Academy of Country Music Awards’ New Female Vocalist of the Year, Radio Disney Music Awards’ Favorite Country Song and the CMT Music Awards’ Breakthrough Video of the Year.

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RaeLynn is now nominated for New Artist of the Year in the Rare Country Awards, and it’s up to you to decide the winner. Voting begins Nov. 13 at and runs until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert on Dec. 14.

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