31 Days of Women: RaeLynn

“Queens Don’t” 2018 Single

RaeLynn recently released her new single “Queens Don’t” to country radio. Penned by the singer with Corey Crowder and J Hart, the empowering anthem was inspired by her mother’s hard work to raise five kids as a single mom with no formal education. At a single release event at Nashville’s Suzy Wong’s House of Yum, RaeLynn discussed the evolution of the song and how she hopes to build people up with her music.

“She got promotion on top of promotion because she knew who she was and never apologized for it,” RaeLynn shared of her mother’s climb up the corporate ladder. “I found through watching my mom, you can’t build up and tear down at the same time. You have to choose. I choose to build up and encourage everyone to reach their God given queen and king potential. This song is about everyone living out their God given destiny. I’m so honored to be able to release this song.”

Following RaeLynn’s song introduction, she was joined by three drag queens dressed as some of country music’s biggest stars — Shania Twain, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire — while the final queen played the role of RaeLynn’s twin as she sang her new single to the room of industry professionals.

“Queens don’t hate, queens don’t fight / Queens don’t stay unless their king treats her right / Every jewel on my crown you better believe I earned it / Won’t keep people around that don’t believe I deserve it / No, queens ain’t fake / A queen’s gonna rule just the way she was made,” RaeLynn sings on the chorus.

Watch her music video for “Queens Don’t” below and catch RaeLynn debut the song on the Opry Friday night (March 30).