It was back in February when RaeLynn shared the news that her husband of one year, Joshua Davis, was going to enlist in the military. As one would imagine, the “Love Triangle” singer was initially upset by the news. But RaeLynn could not be happier to support her new husband with his future position, as he has done the same for her career.
“At first, I was a little mad but then I was totally okay with it,” RaeLynn tells Nash Country Daily. “I feel like the military is just something that runs in my family. My brother is a Green Beret, he’s been in the service for a while now. My brother is one of my best friends. He’s never actually met Josh, because he’s been gone so much. He didn’t get to come to our wedding, which is like the saddest thing ever. When Josh told me he wanted to do it about a year ago, I was just excited for him.
“It was a hard pill to swallow, but I see how much he sacrifices with me and my career, and Josh is the biggest supporter of me,” she continues. “If I told him I don’t want to do music anymore, he would say, ‘No, it’s what you’re supposed to do. I’ve seen you onstage, you light up like no other.’ He would tell me to keep going, because he believes in me even when I don’t believe in myself. That’s what you need in a spouse and in a person that you’re sharing your life with. That’s when I knew. I was like, ‘If this is his heart and this is what he wants to do, then I’m going to support him 150 percent.’ That’s what marriage is about. It’s been a big sacrifice, it is hard. 56 days down, 20 to go—I know the days.”
RaeLynn has even taken to her social media accounts for the countdown to when she’ll see her husband again.
“21 minutes of pure heaven talking to my husband today. I love this man more than anything in this world. See you in 20 days baby. 💜,” she said in the post.
The 22-year-old is finding ways to get through her husbands absence as she counts down the days until she can get more than just a three minute phone call.
“I had to sleep the first night by myself last night,” RaeLynn said. “I didn’t sleep in the bed, I just slept downstairs on the couch with the dog because I don’t like sleeping unless somebody’s with me like one of my girlfriends or my sister-in-law. I just can’t. It’s very fresh to me and you know it’s just weird and it makes me sad, and I just miss him terrible. He’s my best friend. He called me for three minutes. We had three minutes to talk and you don’t even know what to talk about in three minutes. You forget everything that you’re going to say, because you’re just so excited to talk to that person. I don’t even remember what I said. He’s like, ‘Your record comes out.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah what are you doing?’ He’s like, ‘I don’t want to talk about me, I want to talk about you.’ I’m like, ‘But I want to talk about you.’ Then we just end up saying we miss each other. Then he says, ‘All right, I’ve got to go.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, bye.’
The Texas native has plenty of work to keep her busy while she’s missing her husband. The singer just released her debut album, Wildhorse, in March and has been out promoting it, along with her current single, “Love Triangle.” Next up, she’ll kick off her own headlining RaVe Tour on April 20 in Columbus, Ohio.
“It’s taken my mind off of it. We just have so much going on in the next month,” adds RaeLynn. “I didn’t know if I wanted to share that part of my life with my fans, but I think the more open you are with your fans the more they feel connected to you. With going to the ACM’s and not having him there with me, I didn’t want them to think that something was going on with us. That’s why we made a decision to tell people.”
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