Tag Archives: RaeLynn

Raelynn debuts Boyfriend on The Voice

RaeLynn -- photo credit:  Jewel Cole

After debuting her first single “Boyfriend” on The Voice this week, Raelynn has made a major leap on the iTunes charts. The singer, who was a member of Team Blake Shelton on the second season of the hit reality show, signed a deal with Republic Nashville earlier this year. Her album, which is reportedly being co-produced by Dan Huff, will be released sometime in 2013. Her first-ever major label single is currently sitting pretty at number 23 on the iTunes country charts after her performance.

In other Raelynn news, she launched her official fanclub this week – with Miranda Lambert becoming one of the first fans to join. Check out Rae’s Revival on her official website here. Although it doesn’t launch until January 2013, you can sign up now and get a limited edition autographed picture from the singer.

The twangy singer-songwriter has been praised by both Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert for her country personality and vocals, but what do you think about her single? Do you think it could be a hit, or is the success already because of her return to The Voice? Check out her performance below and let us know what you think:


Raelynn to Premiere New Single on The Voice

RaeLynn -- photo credit:  Jewel Cole

Former Team Blake contestant Raelynn will be premiering her debut single on The Voice next week! The young singer, who signed a recording contract with Big Machine Records earlier this year, has been hard at work on her first album – even writing with Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton! Catch her singing “Boyfriend” on December 11th on NBC. It’s been a big year for the Texan songwriter, who appeared on dates as a surprise guest on Miranda’s “ON FIRE” tour, and even performing her own sets on-board the Blake Shelton Cruise in October!

Are you excited about hearing her single? Who do you hope gets a record contract from this season of The Voice?

RaeLynn Signs With Republic Nashville

The Voice

NBC The Voice star RaeLynn is officially off the record deal market! She signed a deal today with Republic Nashville, the sister label to Big Machine Records, and although today is Friday the 13th, it seems to be a very lucky day for her!

She took to twitter with the news today, saying:

@RaeLynnOffical: It’s Official America. I’m a Republic Nashville recording Artist!!! Thanks to @NBCTheVoice@blakeshelton@Miranda_Lambert and my FANS!!!

@RaeLynnOffical: Thank y’all for making my dream come true!! I’m so happy and excited and so pumped!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤

Blake Shelton even tweeted her a congratulations after, calling her his “little sis.” According to her twitter, it looks like she’s been rehearsing to hit the road for some upcoming shows with her idol, Miranda Lambert. Congratulations, RaeLynn! We don’t have any news yet on when RaeLynn will be releasing some new music, but we’ll keep you updated as soon as we find out!

VIDEO: Miranda Lambert & Raelynn – Lie

RaeLynn -- photo credit:  Jewel Cole

RaeLynn might not have been crowned the winner of The Voice’s second season, but it looks like she didn’t exactly need to. The young singer debuted a brand new original song with Miranda Lambert called “Lie.” The twangy singer was recently nicknamed “Baby Annie” by Miranda’s Pistol Annies, and performed for Miranda’s fans at her fanclub party last week. RaeLynn has been working on her debut country album with Miranda, and RaeLynn’s coach, Blake Shelton. While there’s no date announced for the album there’s no doubt that it will be great with the husband-and-wife duo backing her.

Check out the performance of “Lie” below and let us know what you think about RaeLynn working with the Sheltons.


RaeLynn will be joining us on the Blake Shelton Cruise! It’s the largest country music live event to ever set sail, and we’d love to have you join us, too! If you mention Keepin’ it Country with your new reservation, you’ll qualify for a free gift from us on-board! Who doesn’t like free? For more information, and to see the amazing line-up already announced, visit blakesheltoncruise.com.

Cruisin’ With Blake Shelton Playlist

blake shelton

With the days getting warmer and the date getting closer, us here at Keepin’ it Country got together to put together a list of our favorite beach-flavored tunes for the Blake Shelton Cruise. We’ll be aboard the biggest live country music event ever to set sail, and we want to help our fellow country music fans get ready for the party of the year!

The 7-night cruise leaves Miami on October 14th, then returns on October 21st after 7-nights at sea. You’ll visit San Juan, Tortola, Nassau, and St. Thomas over those fantastic seven nights. Not only will we be on-board, but so will some of the biggest stars in country music… Blake Shelton will perform twice during the cruise, and he’s bringing along some friends to perform and party with too. There’s so many great performers announced so far that it would take all day to list them here, so visit blakesheltoncruise.com to book your cabin or for more information on the country music party of the year. If you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your cabin you’ll receive a free gift from us on-board!

Take a look at our ultimate Blake Shelton Cruise playlist below, which we’ll be playing on our iPods as we board the beautiful Norwegian Pearl in October.  Leave us your suggestions and maybe your favorites might make our Cruise playlist part 2 at a later date.

The Blake Shelton Cruise Just Got Even Bigger!


Just when you thought the line-up for the Blake Shelton Cruise was perfect as is and you couldn’t be happier…then it gets even bigger! The newest additions to the line-up are Joanna Smith, Brandon & Leah, Clayton Anderson, HER & Kings Country and hot off the NBC hit series The Voice, RaeLynn. The total lineup now is up to 14 artists, wow!

Previously announced performers are Mr. Blake Shelton himself, Trace Adkins, Jerrod NiemannJustin Moore, Easton Corbin, Lee Brice, Neal McCoy, Randy Houser, Frankie Ballard, Brett Eldredge, Jana Kramer, Tyler Farr, Chuck Wicks, Logan Mize, Brinley Addington, Chris Cavanaugh, JJ Lawhorn, and McKenna Faith.

We want you to come join us on the Blake Shelton Cruise! Head on over to blakesheltoncruise.com and book now before it’s sold out! Don’t forget to mention us, Keepin’ It Country, when you book (new bookings only) and you’ll get a FREE gift! Everyone loves free gifts, right?!

The cruise sets sail from Miami, FL on October 14th and returns on October 21st after hitting up San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau. You won’t want to miss this cruise!



VIDEO: Blake Shelton – Stagecoach Interview

Blake Shelton. photo credit: Joseph Llanes.

In a backstage interview at the Stagecoach Music Festival last weekend, Blake Shelton explains how he gets dizzy when he has both Miranda Lambert and Raelynn out on the road with him. Blake also gets asked about what his plans are for his upcoming first wedding anniversary with Miranda, and see how he almost gets in trouble with what Miranda has planned for him. Check out the video of his interview with radio station KSON below:


Did you miss Blake at Stagecoach this year? Don’t make the same mistake twice. Make sure you join us on the Blake Shelton Cruise this year. We promise that you WON’T miss the additional 55,000 people, bad traffic, and expensive food. If you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation, you’ll receive a special gift from us! Don’t miss Blake twice in the same year and come to the biggest live country music event ever to set sail. For more information, visit blakesheltoncruise.com.

Country Stars React to Eric Church’s Statements

Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton. photo credit: Neal McCoy's YouTube.

It’s been a big five hours for us here at Keepin’ it Country, and for the country music world. Only a few minutes after posting a few quotes from Eric Church‘s interview in the current issue of Rolling Stone, did country stars start reacting. First to find out was the usually funny Blake Shelton, who was pretty serious over what Eric said about Blake and The Voice:

@blakeshelton: “@keepinitblog: Eric Church slams Blake Shelton, @NBCTheVoice, in his interview: http://fb.me/1IjOR0jgE” I wish I misunderstood this…

Miranda Lambert also took to Twitter to defend her husband. She re-tweeted our article then added her own input:

@miranda_lambert: Thanks Eric Church for saying I’m not a real artist. Or @kelly_clarkson, @carrieunderwood & @KeithUrban. Your welcome for the tour in 2010.

American Idol contestant Skylar Laine, one of the few country artists on this season, took offense to Eric saying that there are no real artists on her reality show.
@SLaineAI11: Eric why would you say that??? Readin that crap just broke my heart.
The Voice’s young country contestant, Raelynn, also had a little bit to say on Eric’s statements. Raelynn had just joined Miranda Lambert on-stage at Stagecoach Festival this past weekend.
@RaelynnOfficial: Well I was a fan of @ericchurch till now.
Eric Church has yet to respond to the comments. Read his comments for yourself here on Keepin’ it Country, or in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Eric has a show in Nashville this Saturday at the Bridgestone Arena. How do you think Music City is going to welcome him back?

RaeLynn Returns, Performs With Miranda In Stagecoach Surprise

RaeLynn  photo credit:  jewel photography

Fans at the Stagecoach Festival got a huge surprise Saturday night:  The return of RaeLynn.

Headliner Miranda Lambert was midway through her show when she surprised the Indio, California crowd by bringing RaeLynn out on the stage.  The two then sang a rocking version of Maroon 5’s “Wake Up Call,” which RaeLynn had performed on The Voice.  (See a fan-shot video of the performance below.)

Shortly after her performance RaeLynn tweeted the following message:

Just performed with my favorite country singer and my adopted big sister @Miranda_Lambert! Love my sister Annie’s!

Lambert had long been scheduled to headline at the festival and many fans hoped to see the Pistol Annies — the trio of Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe – as they had performed at Miranda’s shows the previous two nights.  The Annies did perform, but the big bombshell came from the tiny Texan and her performance with Miranda, her idol.

The Voice: Team Blake Recap – Week 10

The Voice

Let’s catch up with Team Blake!

Last week on The Voice was an emotional time for Coach Blake Shelton and the contestants with two eliminations.

RaeLynn, Jordis, Erin, and Jermaine took the stage last Monday giving us some great performances. At the end of the show, however, Blake had to make an elimination live on the spot. He decided to let the previous rounds’ votes dictate the outcome and let Jordis go home. That left RaeLynn, Erin, and Jermaine to compete for America’s votes.

On last Tuesday’s results show, it was announced that Jermaine was the highest vote-getter for Team Blake. RaeLynn and Erin were in jeopardy and both had to perform for their life. It was a tough decision for Blake, but he chose to save Erin.

And then there were two….

Tune in next Monday on NBC at 8/7c to support Jermaine & Erin. Go Team Blake!

If you missed Team Blake’s performances, continue reading to check out the videos…