RaeLynn ((born Racheal Lynn Woodward, May 4, 1994) is an American singer-songwriter who finished third onBlake Shelton’s team on the second season of “The Voice.” RaeLynn was born in a very musical family who sang at church. One of her inspirations was her brother Jake who is part of Grammy nominated band Leeland.
RaeLynn auditioned for the second season of “The Voice” after being encouraged by a contestant on Team Adam who wrote songs with her. Her audition song was “Hell on Heels” by Pistol Annies. Both Adam Levine and Blake Shelton wanted her on their teams, but she eventually chose Team Blake. She sang “Free Fallin'” against Adley Stump in the Battle Rounds and won. She then went on to the live shows to perform “Wake Up Call” by Maroon 5 and “She's Country” by Jason Aldean. For her last chance performance, she sang “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry, but was eliminated.
She signed to Republic Nashville, and began working on a studio album. She has since performed a song co-written with Miranda Lambert entitled “Lie,” and returned with fellow finalists Chris Mann and Juliet Simms to perform at the semifinal results show on the third season of “The Voice,” performing her new single, “Boyfriend.” “Boyfriend” later entered the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, making her the first “The Voice” contestant to chart on one of Billboard's overall singles charts for post-show releases.
She was featured as backing vocals on Blake Shelton's 2013 single, “Boys 'Round Here,” which peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The song was also featured on Shelton's album, “Based on a True Story….”
She was signed to Dr. Luke's publishing label Prescription Songs in April 2013. RaeLynn's debut single to country radio, “God Made Girls,” was released in July 2014.