RAELYNN REVEALS PARTY DATES FOR NASHVILLE HONKY-TONK RESIDENCY
SIX CHARITY-BENEFITING SHOWS WITH THE SONG SUFFRAGETTES BEGIN MAY 26 AT BLAKE SHELTON'S OLE RED
SHOWS WILL RAISE MONEY FOR CMA FOUNDATION AND ACM LIFTING LIVES
PLATINUM Country star RAELYNN is staking out new live-performance territory, announcing her first-ever honky-tonk residency in downtown Nashville – and she’s doing it for a good cause. Revealing plans for "RaeLynn's Downtown Party Live From Ole Red" benefiting the CMA Foundation and ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, the million-watt hitmaker will return to the stage in full party-starting glory, confirming six weeks of full-band shows with a mission. Shows will run weekly from May 26 through July 7, letting one of country’s brightest personalities shine in up-close-and-personal style. She’ll reconnect with fans and give back to the community, taking over a Broadway favorite run by her friend and mentor, Blake Shelton. “Since I can’t travel the world as I have been these last several years, I decided to bring my music to the world via the world-famous Broadway music scene,” RaeLynn explains. “We have visitors from all over the globe here every weekend and Blake’s place, Ole Red, was the natural fit.” “RaeLynn called me the other day completely excited about her residency at Ole Red,” Blake Shelton shares. “I always envisioned that the Ole Red stages would be a place – with top-of-the-line production – where artists can showcase what they do in the best possible way. I wish they had production like this when I started out!” Shelton laughs, referring to state-of-the-art sound and floor-to-ceiling LED screens available for artist production at all four Ole Red locations. Set to feature tracks from her critically-acclaimed 2020 EP BAYTOWN and fan-favorite hits including PLATINUM-certified smash “God Made Girls,” each electrifying show will be opened by a different pairing from Nashville's female singer-songwriter collective, the Song Suffragettes. Likewise, three shows will raise money for the CMA Foundation (dedicated to improving and sustaining music programs throughout the U.S. so all students have equitable opportunity to participate in a high-quality music education) while the other three will benefit ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund (created to assist individuals working in the Country music industry who are suffering a financial crisis as a result of the pandemic). And along the way, fans can expect some surprise news. Inspired by her Texas hometown, RaeLynn released BAYTOWN last August, led by distinctively bold tracks like “Keep Up,” “Bra Off” and “Me About Me.” Since its release, BAYTOWN has been streamed more than 50 MILLION times. Continuing to bring her song-crafting gift to new music, RaeLynn has a brand-new single due out this summer, previewing the second half of BAYTOWN also on tap for release this year. The complete list of dates and opening acts joining "RaeLynn's Downtown Party Live From Ole Red," benefiting the CMA Foundation and ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund are as follows: 5/26 – w/ Halle Kearns and Sarabeth Taite 6/2 – w/ Carter Faith and Livy Jeanne 6/9 – w/ Kasey Tyndall and Mia Mantia 6/23 – w/ Sophia Scott and Autumn Nicholas 6/30 – w/ Erin Grand and SJ McDonald 7/8 – w/ Julie Williams and Kaylin Roberson **press images available HERE
ABOUT RAELYNN Two-time ACM New Female Vocalist nominee RaeLynn is continuing to redefine her lane in Country music with her gift for storytelling through songwriting, accented by a one-of-a-kind, electric personality. RaeLynn’s latest EP BAYTOWN – her first since signing to Round Here Records – arrived on August 14 and has surpassed 50 MILLION streams, adding to her 630 MILLION total career streams. Scoring high-profile features with PEOPLE, American Songwriter, and Entertainment Tonight, she’s stacking acclaim for “a confident, joyous effort” (Billboard) that’s "equally tender-hearted and fiercely fun" (Tennessean). BAYTOWN follows her widely lauded debut WILDHORSE which arrived at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and was recognized among the best Country albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone, UPROXX and Stereogum. Most recently on Maren Morris’ GIRL: THE WORLD TOUR, she’s also joined Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, FGL, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton on the road. With both GOLD (“Love Triangle”) and PLATINUM (“God Made Girls”) singles to her name and nearly 2.2 MILLION followers across her engaging online platforms, her star continues to rise after becoming the first Country face to represent the global beauty brand Too Faced, and making her acting debut in Hallmark Channel’s A Nashville Christmas Carol. ABOUT SONG SUFFRAGETTES Song Suffragettes is a collective of female singer-songwriters that performs every Monday night at The Listening Room Café in Nashville, TN. In seven years, Song Suffragettes has showcased over 300 talented women out of over 1,700 who have submitted to play the show. With weekly sell-outs and a mantra of #LetTheGirlsPlay, Song Suffragettes vocally combats wide-spread discrimination against women in the music industry by giving female talent a place to play, grow and evolve with fellow creatives. Since its inception, 23 Song Suffragettes women have gone on to receive record deals and over 49 have landed music publishing deals. With over 3.7 million views on their YouTube channel, Song Suffragettes was named by Billboard magazine as one of “Next-Gen Nashville: 16 People, Places and Things Shaking Up Music City.” In August of last year, Song Suffragettes partnered with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission – funded by U.S Congress – to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with special shows featuring Maddie & Tae, Lindsay Ell, Runaway June and Ashley McBryde. Featured in Forbes, ELLE, USA Today, Washington Post, Grammy.com, Boston Globe and on PBS NewsHour and NPR, Song Suffragettes continues to fight for female talent to be heard throughout the country and beyond. www.SongSuffragettes.com About ACM Lifting Lives® ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives® funds music health programs while also serving members of the music community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. With generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives® has funded national music therapy programs serving various mental and physical health organizations. Some of the recipients have included patients at children’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities, recovering veterans, people with Williams syndrome and individuals suffering with mental illness. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org About CMA Foundation Established in 2011 as the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association (CMA), the CMA Foundation is committed to improving and sustaining high-quality music education programs across the United States, working to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in music. Through strategic partnerships, professional development and grant distribution, the CMA Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), invests various resources across the national public school system, after school programs, summer camps and community outreach organizations. For more information, please visit www.CMAFoundation.org. About Ole Red Ole Red is a lifestyle and entertainment brand inspired by Blake Shelton’s clever, irreverent third-chart hit, “Ol’ Red.” You can currently find Ole Red entertainment venues and products in four locations in the United States, the flagship multi-story bar, restaurant and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway, the very first location in Blake’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, a location in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and most recently the fourth location which opened Orlando, Florida last summer. Ole Red is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. as part of its Opry Entertainment division. For additional information about Ole Red, visit us online at OleRed.com.