Locate your nearest station airing CMT Radio Live + After MidNite!

Find Your Station

RaeLynn's Single Has Always Been Blake Shelton's Favorite

posted by Dustin Stout -

Congrats on a GOLD ALBUM and for "Came Here To Forget" going #1! Love you so much! Can't wait to start Tour in a WEEK!!!!

A post shared by 🦄 R A E L Y N N 🦄 (@raelynnofficial) on

“Lonely Call” was Blake Shelton’s call all along.

RaeLynn’s new single has long been a favorite of her former coach on The Voice, and in a new interview with CMT’s Cody Alan, the rising country star reveals why.

Related: Cody Meets the Service Dog That's Touring with Blake Shelton and RaeLynn

“We were all headed to dinner one night,” RaeLynn recalls of a night out in Los Angeles with Blake about four years ago, “and I was like, ‘Oh, I wrote this new song.’ I played him ‘Lonely Call,’ and he goes, ‘That’s got to be your single right now. That song is so good.’ He literally made me play it 20 times in the car, and it’s always been one of his favorites.”

Big Brother/Uncle/2nd Dad you are all of it in one! Thank you for believing in me and being the best coach/friend a girl could ask for. I love you so much! This tour has been so much fun even though you make fun of me everyday and still treat me like I'm 17. 💜🦄💜 #doingittocountrysongstour #mywildhorselife

A post shared by 🦄 R A E L Y N N 🦄 (@raelynnofficial) on

Fast forward to 2017 when RaeLynn began assembling songs for her debut album WildHorse, and Blake’s positive reaction to “Lonely Call” influenced her to include it among the album’s tracks.

Related: All the Celebrities Blake Shelton Has Hugged: Photos 

“He was so pumped about it. He was like, ‘You wait. When your record comes out, people are going to flip over this song.’ It honestly raised its hand. The fans picked it. They picked my next single,” RaeLynn adds.

Good call, Blake.

Hear Cody’s full interview with RaeLynn tonight on CMT After MidNite.


CMT Cody Alan

CMT Cody Alan

Want to know more about CMT Cody Alan? Get their official bio, social pages & articles on CMT Radio Live + CMT After MidNite + CMT All Access! Read more


Content Goes Here

This ad will close in X seconds.