Local country artist’s Bengals hype song goes viral

CINCINNATI (WXIX) — As Bengals fans near and far prepare for Sunday’s showdown, a Butler County country artist is using music to hype the Who Dey Nation.

Singer Rayne Johnson recently released the song, aptly titled “Who Dey Nation.” Johnson, a Fairfield native, said he was proud to represent the Cincinnati football team on the track.

Johnson began singing as a child in church and later launched a career that led to chart-topping singles.

“I played in a Christian rock band, then I started covering country music in a local band in town, and it just kept rolling, and then I started this journey,” Johnson said.

Johnson said the Bengals-themed song is inspired by the original rap Who Dey released in the ’80s. His hope is that listening to it will keep the momentum going for fans as the Super Bowl approaches.

“It was so fun to record, little snippets of videos, all that stuff. Obviously that Bengals team and that season inspired the song,” Johnson said.

For Johnson, being part of the musical team that composed the song was a no-brainer.

“We’re wondering how can we contribute to the city, and this energy that everyone has, and do all of this, and that’s our way of doing it, and honestly, we’re lucky it’s been so good and so good.” cool,” Johnson said.

The response to the music has been amazing so far. Johnson said the video has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of fans.

“We’ve been saying Who Dey and singing that song our whole lives, you know what I mean. It’s like one of those things. I thought people would like it, you know what I mean, but it’s kind of crazy, and people love it,” Johnson said.

Johnson said he thinks the Bengals will win the Super Bowl, and when they do, he said he’ll likely be back at work with his team soon after creating a remix of the song.

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