As Raleigh’s love and involvement in music grew, so did his love and involvement in sports. He played football for Georgetown College while earning a degree in Exercise Science. Raleigh balanced music and sports for the longest time. Still, his love for music far outweighed his love for sports. “There was a brief time I thought I’d go into ministry. Then I heard Zac Brown Band’s album Uncaged and I was hooked - I listened to it for six months straight. That’s when I really fell for country music.” Playing gigs every weekend he’d booked himself, Raleigh’s fan base grew - so much so, he made the move to Nashville in November of 2017.
He began writing, and though he takes inspirational cues from the likes of Stapleton and Church, Raleigh keeps his sound as organic as possible. “I like a mix of old and new - I like to stay somewhere in the middle with a bit of soul. With me, what you see is what you get. I’ve always just done what comes naturally to me. It’s who I am.”