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There weren’t any awards handed out at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee on Sept. 9, but those who were present were rewarded all the same.
Celebrities of all stripes including Sheryl Crow, Jana Kramer, RaeLynn, rapper 50 Cent, members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gene Johnson of Diamond Rio and figure skating champion Scott Hamilton came together at the sprawling Nashville facility yesterday to kick off Hunger Action Month.
Feeding America and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee hosted this special volunteer produce packing event to benefit families struggling with hunger. Jaynee Day, President & CEO Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, opened the doors to the massive warehouse and gave the volunteers a tour, explaining that the warehouse served 46 counties in Middle Tennessee and 26,000 people weekly. “This to me is really what our work is all about,” she said.
Considering the vast aisles of goods, the need for volunteers was evident. All food currently contained in the warehouse will be moved within the next 15 to 20 days. Beyond the need for donations and volunteers, the education of the general public is also an important part of the program.
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By Jeff Benjamin – FuseTV
RaeLynn already had an incredible opportunity when making the final rounds of The Voice Season 2 on Blake Shelton’s team. But the rising country sweetheart’s fortunes didn’t stop there with: the singer and his superstar wife Miranda Lambert took the 20-year-old under their wings!
“Blake was so sweet, he always told me that I was different,” the Texas native recalls of her Voice coach. “He told me right when he met me, ‘I don’t care how far you make it, I’m going to help you because I think you are so special and I don’t want you to ever change.’ So, he and Miranda have been mentoring me for a couple years now.”
That mentorship has led to RaeLynn opening for the Lambert’s tour with Dierks Bentley. “I call her my mom, but she didn’t like that so I call her Sister-Mom,” RaeLynn gushes about the “Something Bad” songstress. “She’s awesome!”
Alongside Lambert, the young singer’s picked up a few crazy tour stories. “We totally watched this fan propose to his girlfriend at her meet-and-greet,” RaeLynn recalls. “He was like, ‘In the presence of RaeLynn, Miranda and Dierks Bentley, I want to ask you to be my wife!’ I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this a really sentimental moment and we are just all chilling right here. I guess this is fine?’ That was pretty random.”
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“I give hugs!” RaeLynn announced as she waltzed into the PopCrush office, excitedly greeting everyone and instantly filling the room with her trademark spunk.
It’s this unique blend of enthusiasm, charm and quick wit that made RaeLynn a fan favorite on season two of ‘The Voice.’ Oh, and did we mention that the girl can sing?
RaeLynn chatted with us about her new single, ‘God Made Girls,’ the Miley Cyrus song she wish she wrote and the best advice her mom gave her. Check it all out below!
You just released your music video for ‘God Made Girls.’ How did you come up with the concept?
We were talking about treatments for the video and what I wanted, and I really wanted it to showcase my personality. I love whimsical things and forests. I’m really into all that. I wanted them to bring that to the table with this music video and show the mystery of a woman. I talked to TK [McKamy], the director, and he completely made the song come to life. I mean, the video is just absolutely stunning and I’m so excited about it.
I love that the video is whimsical, but still has a very realistic angle to it too.
Yeah, like that one girl who looks like she could be in ‘Lord of the Rings’? It’s like super Hobbit, awesome, very fairy tale-ish, but it in a more mysterious way.
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RaeLynn is honored and excited to announce that she will step into the circle for the first time and make her Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, September 26th. To purchase tickets, please head to
Want a chance to not only win tickets, but also MEET RaeLynn backstage? Check out the Grand Ole Opry’s Facebook Campaign here.
See you on September 26th!
By Aniesa Holmes – Bayonet & Saber
Country singer-songwriter RaeLynn will be one of the special guest acts for the Benning Bash, a concert event featuring headliner Kool & The Gang Sept. 13 on York Field.
Since her appearance as a contestant on Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice, the 20-year-old Baytown, Texas, native has been busy working on her debut album and just released her first single, “God Made Girls,” which she co-wrote. RaeLynn said she is excited to be perform her original music and a few cover hits for the Fort Benning community.
“I was excited about it because my brother was in the military,” she said. “I just want to say thank you for what you’re doing and fighting for the freedom we have today. I’m really excited to perform and it really warms my heart.”
With musical influences that range from gospel singers to Dolly Parton and Destiny’s Child, RaeLynn said her album is the perfect reflection of her life.
“It’s very real, there’s not a song on my record that isn’t me, and every song that I put on my record is about something I’ve been through – that’s something I’m very proud of,” she said. “I believe music heals and music gets you through things, whether it’s hard times or good times.”
By Billy Dukes (Taste of Country)
RaeLynn stopped by the Taste of Country offices to perform her new single ‘God Made Girls’ this week. The country firecracker sang an emotional version of the song over a simple acoustic guitar, which we caught on tape to share with you. Watch the video
Fans agree that the Texan is a much stronger vocalist now than when she finished her time on ‘The Voice’ in 2012. ‘God Made Girls’ is from her debut album, which is expected in late 2014 or in 2015.
Always a engaging performer, the 20-year-old plays right to viewers at home or work in this three-minute-long clip. After her time on the NBC series, she hit the road with Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Pistol Annies. They took her under their collective wing and helped shape her into the well-rounded artist she is today. Fans are loving ‘God Made Girls,’ as well as the official music video , which was just released last week.
By Maggie Malach (PopCrush)
There’s a reason ‘The Voice‘ fans connected with country singer RaeLynn. The season 2 contestant, who competed on Blake Shelton‘s team, is cheerful, charming, ultra-talented and downright hilarious. One other thing we adore about her? Her ability to empower women.
Although RaeLynn is known for her catchy country single ‘God Made Girls,’ she opted to perform a surprise track for the PopCrush staff — a cover of Meghan Trainor‘s ‘All About That Bass.’ Bonus: Meghan happens to be a good friend of RaeLynn’s!
“I’ve written with her a couple of times in Nashville. She is such an amazing person and really good friend,” RaeLynn explained to PopCrush. “We haven’t got to hang out a lot because she’s been so busy with writing and I’ve been so busy … but we always make time to text each other and check on each other and we both support each other so much. She played me ‘All About That Bass’ about a year and a half ago – or maybe two years ago – and I was like, ‘Girl, this song is so amazing. Like, this is going to blow up and be huge one day. This is an amazing message, so good.’ And then a year later she get’s signed to [L.A. Reid’s label] and then a year later she has the No.1 song on iTunes!”
With an infinite list of cover songs from which to choose, we couldn’t resist asking RaeLynn why she picked ‘All About That Bass.’
“I’m all about girl empowerment and … I hate the whole bullying thing right now,” RaeLynn said. “I’m all about keeping it – girls need to be sweet to other girls. Like, we don’t need to judge each other. We all need to love each other. To each their own, everybody’s different. I just love the message of this song, and I have a song called ‘God Made Girls,’ and I just love that she has another girl empowerment song.”
And we love RaeLynn’s positive message to other women! Check out her incredible acoustic cover of ‘All About That Bass’
After lighting up the second season of The Voice on Team Blake, country singer RaeLynn has been shooting up the charts with her debut single “God Made Girls,” a feel-good girl power anthem. With lines like, “He needed something soft and loud and sweet and proud / But tough enough to break a heart / Something beautiful and breakable that lights up in the dark / So God made girls,” it’s no wonder the Texas native has her female fans’ full support.
“They love it so much,” she told Trending 10 host Katie Van Buren. “Any time I sing it live, they put their cup up—they’re just loving it because, you know, we like being girls in this world.” Having penned the song in the midst of discussing all the things that boys couldn’t do without girls, the 20-year-old joked that she might record a remix for the fellas. “One of my guy friends texted me, and he goes, ‘When are you gonna make the remix ‘God Made Boys’?!’”
RaeLynn also chatted about her love for unicorns, her spirit animal. After discovering the singer’s August 4 tweet announcing that she’ll wear a unicorn onesie after reaching 100,000 followers, the T10 crew decided to help her out by gifting her a unicorn horn. Strapping on the accessory, RaeLynn—who currently sits at 98.9K followers—gave fans a preview of what will inevitably be a hilarious Instagram upload.
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