RaeLynn ‘Baytown’ Album Review

After obtaining 840 million total career streams and 2.5 million followers across social media platforms, RaeLynn is at it again. She is no newbie to being at the top, seeing as how her debut album WILDHORSE hit #1 on Billboard Top Country Albums in 2017. The Tennessean called her “equally tender-hearted and fiercely fun”. Not only is she making her name in the music world, but she also represented the international makeup brand Too Faced. On September 24th, 2021, RaeLynn released her newest album titled Baytown.

This album is a pleasant mix of light-hearted party tracks and emotional ballads. The album opens up with “Keep Up”, a live-it-up song setting the playful tone for the album. With her twangy vocals strong, this toe-tapping track will have listeners jamming along. Continuing the trend, several other songs on this album follow a similar high-spirited vibe. RaeLynn keeps the party going with her tracks “Still Smokin’”, “Judgin’ to Jesus”, “Get That All The Time”, “Only In A Small Town”, and “Rowdy.”

The album is not just about good times though. There are a few tracks including, “Fake Girl Town”, “Me About Me”, “Small Town Prayer”, “She Chose Me”, and “Made For Me To Love” which go in-depth showing RaeLynn’s emotional side. Through these songs, she allows access to her vulnerability and that she’s more than just about keeping up with the boys. Giving a subtle twist to the mix of tracks on the album, RaeLynn threw in two uplifting/ moving-on songs, “Bra Off” and “Neon Cowgirl,” reminding her fans to keep their heads up high.


The twelfth track on the album titled “Why I Got A Truck” features Blake Shelton, who mentored the singer-songwriter during her stint on the television competition show, The Voice. This spunky duet is all about, you guessed it, a truck but this time it’s a little different. RaeLynn is singing about her big ole truck. It makes for a refreshing twist to hear her sing the lyrics “I can haul ass. I can haul hay.” This track sticks out from all the others in its category all because it was sung by a chick. The next to last song on the album, “Rowdy”, holds a sassy, dark, blues feel. The moodiness of the production and wordy lyrics fuse well, creating a high-tempo, foot-stomping song. Just in time to get out the flannels and boots, there couldn’t be a more perfect album to be the soundtrack to this autumn.

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