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Blake Shelton Earns High Praise From Former 'The Voice' Contestant RaeLynn

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By Clark Sparky

RaeLynn has just dropped her new single, "Bra Off," and is preparing to release her second album early next year. As her career continues to take off, she announced that she recently signed with Round Here Records, which was started by Florida Georgia Line.

With so much happening in her professional life, PEOPLE Magazine caught up with her about her early days in the industry, specifically appearing on Season 2 of "The Voice."

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"Blake, first of all, is one of the most genuine humans I’ve ever met. I still talk to him at least once a week. He always texts me. He’s about as concerned as I am about my career," she said about Blake Shelton, who was her mentor on the show.

"He’s always excited any time I have a success. Anytime I’ve ever had questions, he’s always helped me through it. Definitely when he and Adam [Levine] turned around, the best decision I ever made in my career was picking him because I don’t know what life would have been like without his support. And he loves my husband, which means a lot to me, too."

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RaeLynn was also asked about Shelton's very serious girlfriend, Gwen Stefani.

"They’re so cute. I love Gwen. Gwen’s so nice to me. It’s so funny — I found a picture from 10 years ago; I used to wear her brand, Harajuku Girls, all the time. I told her that the first time I met her, and I definitely put my foot in my mouth. I was like, 'Oh my God, when I was 13 I used to wear your Harajuku clothes all the time.' She was like, 'You’re making me feel so old!' But she laughed it off. I think she thought I was cute. I just love her style, and I still fan-girl a little bit when she comments on my pictures on Instagram: I forget she follows me!"

The 25-year-old also credits "The Voice" with helping her prepare for her career. "I would say it prepared me because I didn’t win. It gave me tough skin. You always have to have skin, but it really furthered the life I made for this, because right when you get back down, you have to get back up," she said.

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"I think the main thing that I’ve learned is you can take an opportunity like The Voice and you can live off its success, or you can put your head down and start working harder and grow that success," RaeLynn continued. "I think that’s the biggest thing that I tell anybody who wants to audition for those shows. The Voice is an incredible opportunity to get fans and to put your name out there, but it’s your job to take that and grow that.

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