RaeLynn Pens ‘Camo’ in Appreciation of Military Spouses [WATCH]
On the Fourth of July, RaeLynn shared a sweet song about what it means to be a spouse of someone in the military. Readers can press play above to hear "Camo."
In a note accompanying her video, RaeLynn explains that she wrote "Camo" at the request of a fan named Stacy, whose spouse is in the Army. The singer also offers her thanks to the families of military members, because "your service of encouragement is just as important."
RaeLynn has firsthand experience with being a military spouse: Her husband, Josh Davis, is currently serving; he enlisted in early 2017. The two have stayed in close contact by making time in their busy schedules to see each other and good old fashioned letter-writing. In "Camo," RaeLynn sings that the color of fatigues has taken on a new meaning, reminding her of her husband, whom she never gets to see "when he's in camo."
"You know, I'm a wife. Not just a wife -- an army wife," RaeLynn explained to The Boot in a previous interview. "Becoming a woman and figuring out what I'll stand for and what I won't -- all of that is in on [my next] record.
"I've always been vulnerable in my lyrics, but this project takes it to another level," she adds. "I'm just not really scared to write anything. Not that I've ever been scared, but sometimes you get nervous and wonder what people are gonna think. This record has been about being the most vulnerable person I can be and writing the music I'm most excited to write."
RaeLynn attributes that vulnerability, in part, to her husband and his support: "I know, through thick and thin, that if all this went away, I would still have my relationship with my husband," she says. "There's something about that stability that is just incredible."
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