"The Voice" alum is the first artist to sign with the new joint venture between Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Music and Dr. Luke's Prescription Songs
RaeLynn, the former country-singer contestant on "The Voice" who has since forged a professional relationship with Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, signed her first music publishing deal Wednesday and will start work on her debut album next week.
Raelynn, who turns 19 next month, is the first artist to sign with the new joint venture between Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Music and Dr. Luke's Prescription Songs. She has been collaborating with numerous writers since signing with Big Machine after she was cut loose during season two of "The Voice," most recently with Prescription's Koool Kojak (Flo Rida's "Right Round," Ke$ha's "Blow").
"We've got a new song called 'Taco Bell and Tiffany's'," RaeLynn announced to a small gathering prior to the ASCAP Pop Awards Wednesday night in Hollywood.
Big Machine's Scott Borchetta noted she is a prolific writer, one who makes the most of every co-writing opportunity and produces almost a song a day. "We're going through all the songs to determine an artistic direction," he said Wednesday at the signing. "She's one of the few writer-artists who has a true writer career and a true artist career.
"Her artist career is going to be one specific thing, but she can write in a lot of different areas. Luke brings with his team the opportunities for her to be creative in an area that's not better anywhere else."
Dr. Luke, whose artists include Katy Perry and Ke$ha, reinforced Borchetta's assessment.
"She's writing songs that significant artists are responding to and having an interest in," he said. "In the future I predict she will have major cuts as a songwriter."