Country Rockstar, Lainey Wilson, says “Country’s Cool Again” | Music Review

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Lainey Wilson & Her Songs

Lainey Denay Wilson, born on May 19, 1992 in the small town of Baskin, Louisiana, is a name that has become synonymous with modern country music. Wilson’s journey from a young girl performing in her hometown to becoming one of today’s most celebrated country music artists is inspiring.

The Rise of Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson’s love for music was evident from a young age. She began performing at local events and honed her craft by immersing herself in the rich musical traditions of her region.

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In 2011, Wilson took a significant leap by moving to Nashville, Tennessee, the heart of country music. This move marked the beginning of a challenging yet rewarding journey. She released her self-titled debut album in 2014 through Cupit Records, followed by a second album in 2016 with Lone Chief Records. These early works, however, only brought out her potential but did not propel her into stardom.

Lainey Wilson’s big break came with the release of her extended play (EP) in 2019, which included the song “Things a Man Oughta Know.” This track, re-released as a single in 2020 by BBR Music Group, resonated deeply with audiences and reached number one on the American Country Songs chart.

Her perseverance paid off as she continued to rise in the industry, earning accolades and awards along the way. By 2023, Wilson had received seven Country Music Association Awards, including the prestigious Entertainer of the Year, which solidified her place in country music. Her achievements also include a Grammy Award and six Academy of Country Music Awards.

Amongst Wilsons accolades is her role as “Abby” in Yellowstone, the hit Paramount Network show. Taylor Sheridan cast the Country music mogul after featuring her songs in Yellowstone. Wilson had quite a few songs in the hit series, “Hold My Halo” (Episode 6) “Smells Like Smoke” (Episode 3) & “Watermelon Moonshine” (Episode 6) to name a few!

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Performing with Kameron Marlowe Band

Lainey Wilson’s rise to fame is complemented by her collaborations with other rising stars in the country music scene. One notable partnership is with Kameron Marlowe, a former General Motors car parts salesman turned platinum-certified artist. Marlowe, who gained national attention after his stint on The Voice in 2018, has carved out his niche with his blend of country and blues.

During a recent concert, Kameron Marlowe and his three-piece band, including Rodney Carmichael on guitar delivered an electrifying performance that set the stage for Wilson. Their set included hits like “Burn Em’ All,” “Strangers,” “Girl On Fire,” “Tennessee Don’t Mind,” and the platinum-certified single “Giving You Up.” Thanks to their performance, the audience — eagerly awaiting Lainey Wilson — was already in high spirits.

Songs Reviews

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Wildflowers and Wild Horses

“Wildflowers and Wild Horses” captures the essence of Lainey Wilson’s upbringing and the indomitable spirit of the American South. With lyrics like “I’m five generations of a trail / Through barb-wired valleys and overgrown dells,” Wilson paints a vivid picture of strength and determination.

The chorus, “Yeah, my kinda crazy’s still runnin’ its courses with / Wildflowers and wild horses,” declares individuality and freedom. The imagery of wildflowers and wild horses expresses the untamed, natural beauty of the countryside, and Wilson’s voice soars with a raw, heartfelt intensity that resonates with listeners.

Country’s Cool Again

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“Country’s Cool Again” is a celebratory anthem that captures the revival of traditional country values in modern society. The song starts with a declaration of her roots — “I was born in boots on humble ground” — and immediately sets a tone of authenticity and pride. The lyrics reflect how country life, with its simple pleasures and traditions, has regained popularity in the modern world.

The chorus, with its catchy refrain “Everybody wanna be a cowboy / Drive a jon boat, whip a John Deere,” highlights the widespread appeal of country culture, even among those who may not have grown up in it. Wilson’s tone and melody make this song an instant hit and appeal to both traditional country fans and new listeners.

Wynonna – Refugee (In The Studio) ft. Lainey Wilson

In “Refugee,” a collaboration with the legendary Wynonna Judd, Lainey Wilson shows her versatility and ability to hold her own alongside one of country music’s greats. The song, originally by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, is given a new life with this powerful duet.

The lyrics “You see, you don’t have to live like a refugee / Oh, you don’t have to live like a refugee” are a reassuring reminder of hope and freedom. Lainey Wilson’s contribution to the song adds depth and a modern edge while respecting the song’s roots and original intent.

Wynonna Judd and The Judds

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Wynonna Judd, born Christina Claire Ciminella on May 30, 1964, is one of the most iconic figures in country music. As part of The Judds — the mother-daughter duo she formed with her mother, Naomi.

Wynonna achieved massive success in the 1980s and early 1990s. The Judds released seven albums and 26 singles, 14 of which reached number one on the charts. Their music, characterized by harmonious vocals and heartfelt lyrics, earned them numerous awards, including five Grammy Awards and nine Country Music Association Awards.

Despite Naomi Judd’s retirement in 1991 due to chronic Illness, Wynonna continued to have a successful solo career. The Judds occasionally reunited for special performances and tours, which reaffirmed their lasting impact on country music. Wynonna’s collaboration with Lainey Wilson on “Refugee” continues her legacy of nurturing new talent and bridging the gap between classic and contemporary country music.

Lainey Wilson’s Upcoming Concerts

From the iconic stages of the Grand Ole Opry to the electric atmosphere of CMA Fest, Lainey Wilson’s upcoming concerts promise to be unforgettable experiences for fans.

With a jam-packed schedule across the country, she continues to captivate audiences with her electrifying performances and charisma. Each concert is an opportunity to witness the magic of Lainey Wilson and her talent firsthand.

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