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    Lainey: “Neon Diamonds” is a song about going out and having a dang good time. It’s about not thinking about forever—it’s just about having fun in the moment and being present. When we got ready to record this song in the studio, we needed some gang vocals… well, my mama happened to be in Nashville that day, so she got an opportunity to sing on this track. And y’all, my mama can’t carry a tune in a bucket...but she is excited to say she is a part of my song “Neon Diamonds.”


    Lainey: “Sunday Best” was originally written with the hook “drinkin’ in my Sunday dress,” and then I thought, “well, shoot, I don’t really wear dresses,” so last-minute we changed it to “Sunday best.” You know, everybody deals with heartbreak a little different. Some people cry about it. Some people drink about it—and some people pray about it. And in this case, I did all of the above.


    Lainey: “Things a Man Oughta Know” is a song about treating people the way that you want to be treated. It’s a song about having good character. It’s about discernment and having the courage to do the right thing. We’re not necessarily saying that you need to know exactly how to change a flat tire…except you probably should know how to do that. This song truly is just about having good character.


    Lainey: We sat down to write “Small Town, Girl” and we started talking about a situation that had actually happened to me back home in northeast Louisiana, in my town of about 300 people. I wrote this song with Dallas Wilson & Chris Yarber. It was the first time I had met Chris and he threw out this idea of “Small Town, Girl” and we talked about how word travels real fast in a two-mile town. Well, I sat there and aired out all my dirty laundry for a couple hours… sometimes that’s what you’ve got to do to get a good song! But this song comes from the perspective of me confronting ol’ hussy mae—I hope she’s listening to this!

  • "LA"

    Lainey: When I first moved to Nashville, from northeast Louisiana, everywhere I went, people would ask me where I was from. I guess they thought I had an accent. Well, I told them I was from LA. They said “there is no way you’re from Los Angeles talking like that.” So, I guess you could say, there was a little bit of a language barrier. When we wrote this song, I had never been to Hollywood, I had never been to LA, or even California for that matter, but I had big dreams. One of the co-writers of this song, Frank Romano is the one who introduced me to my dream producer, Jay Joyce. It is just so crazy how Nashville works—how the puzzle pieces just seem to fit and fall into the right place at the right time.


    Lainey: I know a thing or two about those blue-collar men, y’all. I come from a farming community— a little town called Baskin, where people take pride in hard work and providing for their families. This song draws a very vivid picture of your everyday, blue-collar couple. It tells a story of a girl and a guy going to grab a beer after he’s been busting his ass at work all day. I mean, come on now, it don’t get much sexier than that.

  • "PIPE"

    Lainey: I wrote “Pipe” with John Pierce and Luke Dick. When I went that day to write at Luke’s studio in the back of his house, he was smoking on a pipe. I was just sitting there, looking at him thinking “this man don’t care—he is just unapologetically himself, and I absolutely love it.” I said “well, put that in your pipe and smoke it” and asked him “have you written that?” He said “well nah, but that’s what we’re writing today.” The song is basically my redneck rulebook.


    Lainey: When I showed up to this co-write, they asked me how I was doing. And the day before, my dog was with my parents in Louisiana, and they had to put her down and it was one of the hardest times of my entire life. We all started talking about our struggles that we were dealing with. One of my cowriter’s parents was in the hospital and the other was dealing with something else and we just got to talking about how even though we are going through things in life and struggling with things, there is somebody right down the road or on the other side of the world, who is having the best day of their entire life. Maybe they’re getting married, maybe they’re having a baby or maybe they just graduated from college, but those are the things that keep the world spinning. Those are the things, whether you’re celebrating, or your heart is breaking, that are keeping bars in business.


    Lainey: Right when you think that you have run out of ways to say “let’s get turnt” or “let’s have a drink,” you put four redneck songwriters in a room and you get stuff like “plastered like a drywall” and “hammered like an old bent nail.” There’s a whole lot of ways to get straight up sideways, y’all.

  • "WWDD"

    Lainey: Everything from her look, her style, her sense of humor, her songwriting, her singing, how she is an incredible businesswoman…Dolly Parton has got it going on. I think if we were all a little bit more like Dolly Parton, the world would be a much better place. When I’m going through things in life and I don’t know what the hell to do, I just ask myself “what would Dolly do?”


    Lainey: “Rolling Stone” is about wanting something so bad in life and not letting anything stand in your way. Sometimes that means of letting go of certain things and sometimes certain people. It took us about a year to write it, but once we finished it, we knew we had something special. It was inspired by my own story of dating my high school sweetheart—the same ol’ boy for seven years. He didn’t really realize it at the time, but he was kinda holding me back. But I had things that I wanted to do. I had places I wanted to go and people I wanted to see. So, I bought a Flagstaff bumper-pull camper trailer and hauled that thing to Nashville and I wrote this song.


    Lainey: I’ve been sayin’ what I’m thinkin’ my entire life. So, I figured, why not write a song called, “Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’?” Sometimes you put yourself through certain things, even though you know exactly where it’s leading. You know where it’s going to end up—you know you’re going to crash and burn. We’re human…but there does come a point when you finally realize, that you’re going to be stuck in the same exact place if you don’t do something about it.


  • This is Lainey Wilson letting you know my brand-new album Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. It includes my current single “Things a Man Oughta Know” and it’s available now.

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  • Hey, it’s Lainey Wilson and I hope you enjoy my new album.

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