Music

Singer is ‘Raisin’ Me a Country Girl’

At eight months pregnant, country singer RaeLynn wanted to write one last song before the birth of her daughter, Daisy Rae.

“It was my last writing session before maternity leave,” said the singer who will be at the Miller Theater at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. “And I thought, ‘What’s something I could leave behind? What’s my legacy? What do I want to say to my child?’”

From that was born the song “Raisin’ Me a Country Girl’ which has also been made into a children’s book for her daughter who was born Sept. 8, 2021.

RaeLynn said turning it into a children’s book seemed to be a natural flow, and her daughter loves the result.

RaeLynn with her daughter. Photo courtesy her Facebook artist page.

“It’s one of the only books she’ll sit down with the whole time. It’s probably because her name is in it…She’s obsessed with it,” she said.

RaeLynn said the book is one of her favorite artistic projects, and she’s got plenty more book ideas where that one came from.

Telling stories has been part of her life as long as she can remember.

“I’ve always loved reading fun books growing up, and I loved country music because of songwriting and the authenticity of the lyrics,” she said. “I’ve always been a storyteller. I’ve always been dramatic in a good way. I’m very theatrical and being able to be part of country music and put in my songwriting is really special.”

RaeLynn got her start at the age of 17 when she was coached by Blake Shelton on the TV show “The Voice.” Her debut song “God Made Girls” was released in 2014, debuting at No. 34 on the Billboard Hot Country Charts.

The two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee has also hit the charts with songs such as “Love Triangle” and “Lonely Call” and comes into town to launch Miller Theater’s Pulling Strings Concert Series.

RaeLynn at a recent concert

“In partnership with iHeartRadio, the Miller Theater is donating $1 from every ticket sold to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. The Pulling Strings Concert Series presented by ATC Development is focused on bringing new and different musicians to Augusta,” according to a news release from the Miller Theater.

RaeLynn promises the concert will be fun for all ages. Daisy Rae will be there with mom on stage and some of her other family will also be there to take in the show.

“Expect a whirlwind,” she said of the night. “I love this set. It has the fun with rowdy and the keep up and up tempo, but there’s also a part that is intimate and very raw. It will have all those emotions. I wanted to encapsulate who I am as a songwriter and artist. I really wanted to capture that full picture, and I think we did that. I’m excited about it.”

Tickets are $25.50 to $109.99 and are available at the Miller Theater website.

Charmain Z. Brackett, the publisher of Augusta Good News and Inspiring: Women of Augusta, has covered Augusta’s news for 35 years. Reach her at charmain@augustagoodnews.com. Sign up for the newsletter here.

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