Lainey Wilson Drops New Single, Announces New Album

15 August 2022 | 11:15 am | Mallory Arbour

Bell Bottom Country will be released October 28.

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ACM ‘New Female Artist of the Year’ and iHeartRadio Music Awards’ ‘Best New Country Artist’, Lainey Wilson has announced her new album Bell Bottom Country will be released October 28.

In celebration of the announcement, the fast-rising star revealed the album cover on the Paramount billboard in Times Square and released a brand-new track from the album, Watermelon Moonshine.

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Wilson delivers a retrospective coming of age ballad about young love with the brand-new Watermelon Moonshine. The song finds her nostalgically reflecting on the dauntlessness of teenage love — and finds amusement in just how confidently unversed to the world she was at the time. Watermelon Moonshine is the second song available from Bell Bottom Country, the first being her current single Heart Like A Truck.  

Bell Bottom Country draws its name directly from the manifolds have come to use to describe the Louisiana native’s unique sound, style, and aesthetic — it’s Country, but with a flare. The hotly anticipated album reflects Wilson's depth and multifaceted character with elements of ‘70s Rock, Funk and Soul but remains Country to the core.

Across the 14 songs (all of which she co-wrote, except one cover), Wilson reveals her dynamism and makeup as a woman who is wise, fun, empowering, vulnerable, badass, unceremonious, tenacious and above all else, real. While just as authentic as her critically acclaimed Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, Bell Bottom Country displays Wilson’s immeasurable growth as person, artist and especially as a songwriter that has levelled up since writing the last album.

"I've lived quite a bit of life the past few years, and I have a lot more to say," Wilson states via a press release. "Sure, I love a good pair of bell bottoms, but Bell Bottom Country to me has always been about the flare and what makes someone unique — I have really embraced mine, and I hope y'all can hear that across this project."

Wilson will also join the cast of Paramount Network’s mega hit show Yellowstone for its fifth season, as Abby, a character Taylor Sheridan (co-creator) crafted specifically for her. The role will allow her to perform new original music written and recorded by Wilson herself.

Bell Bottom Country Track Listing:

1. “Hillbilly Hippie” (Lainey Wilson, Terri Jo Box, Jeremy Bussey)
2. “Road Runner” (Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson, Dallas Wilson)
3. “Watermelon Moonshine” (Lainey Wilson, Jordan Schmidt, Josh Kear)
4. “Grease” (Lainey Wilson, Jessi Alexander, Andrew Petroff)
5. “Weak-End” (Lainey Wilson, Nicolette Hayford, Faren Rachels)
6. “Me, You, and Jesus” (Lainey Wilson, Emily Weisband, Dallas Wilson)
7. “Hold My Halo” (Lainey Wilson, Derek George, Monty Criswell, Lynn Hutton)
8. “Heart Like A Truck” (Lainey Wilson, Dallas Wilson, Trannie Anderson)
9. “Atta Girl” (Lainey Wilson, Dallas Wilson, Brett Tyler)
10. This One's Gonna Cost Me” (Lainey Wilson, Nicolette Hayford, Faren Rachels)
11. “Those Boots (Deddy's Song)” (Lainey Wilson, Terri Jo Box, Trent Tomlinson)
12. “Live Off” (Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson, Dallas Wilson, Adam Doleac)
13. “Wildflowers and Wild Horses” (Lainey Wilson, Trannie Anderson, Paul Sikes)
14. “What’s Up (What’s Going On)” (Linda Perry)


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