The singer also released a new song, ‘Bra Off,’ ahead of her forthcoming EP.
Country singer-songwriter RaeLynn has signed a worldwide recording deal with Round Here Records — the new label from Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard — and Kobalt’s recording company AWAL, it was announced Friday (Nov. 8). The AWAL partnership will offer a full range of services including marketing, campaign coordination, A&R, radio and global distribution.
“Signing to Round Here Records was an easy decision and I knew in my heart this was the right home for my music,” said RaeLynn in a statement. “I’ve known Tyler and BK for many years, and have always admired their electricity together as a team and as strong businessmen. They bring such incredible experience and knowledge of this business. To have artists like them — who are innovative and slaying the game at the helm of the label — adds something so unique and powerful. And alongside the AWAL team, this new platform gives me the support, and also the freedom, to build my brand in a unique way that we all envision. Can’t wait for this new chapter to begin!”
Added AWAL North American president Ron Cerritor, “RaeLynn embodies all of the attributes we look for in an artist. By consistently building a strong fanbase and maintaining a clear vision of who she is as an artist, she has joined a new class of country artists. The AWAL, Round Here Records and RaeLynn partnership allows them to tap into our team’s expertise ranging from product management and radio promotion to digital and creative marketing. Sarah DeMarco and Kyle Avenarius have been on the front lines with the Round Here Records team, and we are proud to be part of launching the next chapter in RaeLynn’s career as an independent artist.”
In celebration of the deal, on Friday Raelynn released “Bra Off,” a new song co-written with Josh Kerr and Emily Weisband. She’s currently prepping the release of her Corey Crowder-produced EP, which is expected early next year.
Raelynn appeared on Season 2 of The Voice and later toured with her Voice coach Blake Shelton; she also enjoyed a two-month run on the CMT Next Women of Country Tour in 2018. She scored a top 10 hit on Billboard’s Top Country Songs chart with her 2014 single “God Made Girls” (which peaked at No. 7 on the Hot 100), while her 2017 album, Wildflowers, reached No. 1 on Top Country Albums.