RaeLynn ‘Broken-Hearted’ Over the Loss of Her Service Dog, Jazz

RaeLynn’s beloved service dog, Jazz, has died. Jazz, a beautiful German shepherd, was trained to detect changes in blood sugar…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 1, 2019


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RaeLynn, Jazz; Photo via Instagram

RaeLynn’s beloved service dog, Jazz, has died.

Jazz, a beautiful German shepherd, was trained to detect changes in blood sugar levels and traveled with the singer/songwriter to help her manage her Type 1 diabetes.

RaeLynn shared the devastating news of his passing on Monday (Sept. 30) in an emotional Instagram post paying tribute to her four-legged friend.

“Today me and Josh lost our boy Jazz,” she began. “Me and this Dog have traveled the world together. I’ve never felt so loved or protected by an animal in my life. When Josh was gone Jazz’s presence always made me feel ok and protected. I’m gonna miss his kisses, sleeping by me at airports, walking with him and josh, getting woken up by him and Dolly, I’m gonna miss him never leaving my sight when he was with me but most of all I’m gonna miss his sweet heart and presence.”

“I’m broken-hearted,” she continued. “I wish dogs could live forever. I’m praying for peace. I am thankful that he has no more pain.”

She went on to explain that Jazz died after fighting cancer for over a year.

“I am so proud of him and thankful that God picked me and Josh to be his parents on earth,” she wrote. “I love you Jazz. You are my bud. I will never not think about how amazing and special you were to me and Josh. I love you so so so much. I wish I could see your precious face one more time. I miss you so much.”

Jazz traveled with RaeLynn everywhere, even joining her on tour and accompanying her to TV appearances.

She once spoke to People about Jazz and his dedication to her, telling the publication, “It’s cool to know that a dog is so loyal to you. He is loyal to another level. He never lets me out of sight.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.