Recently named an ACM New Female Vocalist nominee, platinum-selling country star RaeLynn surprised listeners today by announcing the Friday (3/16) release of her new song “Queens Don’t” on-air with Storme Warren for SiriusXM’s “The Highway.” Fans will also be able to watch the accompanying music video, adorned with high fashion looks throughout, and listen to a very special “Queens Don’t” Spotify playlist curated by RaeLynn herself.
“‘Queens Don’t’ is an empowerment anthem,” explains RaeLynn. “A ‘queen’ is any person who knows that they are royalty from the inside out regardless of where they came from. I wanted all my incredible friends and fans to remember that their self-worth shouldn’t be based on material things or other’s opinions but rather the beauty and strength of your spirit. I hope this song inspires everyone who hears it – guy or girl, young or old – to be a queen and to never settle for people in your life that don’t see your true incredible worth.”
The spirited entertainer – who has amassed over 200 million streams to date – is also fully embracing her role as the face of Too Faced’s “Life’s A Festival” global spring collection. RaeLynn is the first country artist chosen to represent a Too Faced collection, joining the likes of Katy Perry, Francesca Eastwood and Ireland Baldwin, among others. Available everywhere now, the “Life’s A Festival” collection features a variety of makeup including RaeLynn standouts like the Rainbow Strobe Highlighter and the Unicorn Tears Bronzer. Her new “RaeLynn In Real Life” YouTube series followed her for a recent day in LA with the Too Faced team, and will continue in the following months to share intimate details of her life as a country music artist.
“Queens Don’t,” alongside the Too Faced inspired “Festival,” is the first new music from RaeLynn since her debut record WildHorse arrived at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s All-Genre Albums Sales Chart upon release. With 11 of the 12 tracks co-written by RaeLynn, the project was recognized as one of the 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2017 by Rolling Stone and a Best Country Album by UPROXX and Stereogum in addition to being a “People Picks” by People. The album’s lead single “Love Triangle” tells her personal story in a way that “is a raw and emotional account of what it’s like to be the child of divorced parents” (People), which media and fans immediately gravitated to, evidenced by the single hitting Top 10 sales per spin while the music video has racked up over 13 million views since its release.
RaeLynn is on the road now sharing her diverse collection of songs, including breakout hits “Love Triangle” and “Lonely Call,” as part of CMT’s Next Women of Country Tour with Sara Evans and Kalie Shorr.
“CMT Next Women of Country Tour”
Date Market Venue
March 15 Kansas City, MO Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Muriel Kauffman Theatre
March 16 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino – Mystic Showroom
March 17 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
April 6 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget
April 7 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre