CD Review: Lainey Wilson – Bell Bottom Country
By Madison Monroe for Country Music News International Magazine
|6||Me, You, and Jesus|
|7||Hold My Halo|
|8||Heart Like A Truck|
|10||This One’s Gonna Cost Me|
|11||Those Boots (Deddy’s Song)|
|13||Wildflowers and Wild Horses|
|14||What’s Up (What’s Going On)|
Lainey Wilson brings the 90s country flare back with her recent album “Bell Bottom Country”. This album is paving the way for women in the next generation of country music. Lainey is unique because she never varies away from her sound Lainey has always talked about how big of an influence Dolly has on her music. She has never drifted away from being herself. This is what makes Lainey’s sound so unique. If you listen to classic country, you can hear sprinkles of the dolly influence throughout the record. The Dolly influence is heard in the song” Hold my Halo”. Lainey highlights the imperfection of being human on this track. The line “hold my halo put it back on in the morning” is pointing out that it is ok to not be perfect. Her second album “Sayin’What I’m Thinkin” has a track called “WWDD.” This song title stands for what would Dolly do. Lainey highlights the imperfection of being human on this track. She is always honest with herself. The honesty can be heard in this record. The track “Heart Like A Truck” brings this to light. She sings about how her heart is like a truck. She talks about how her heart has been beaten up and all she needs is love. She won a CMA for New Female Artist of the year recently and made a comment that stuck out. She said I am not really new and I would rather be new than old. This award also proves that Lainey isn’t afraid of being who she is. This album is creating a path for the females in country music.
She does a fantastic job at bringing the 90s country back with this record.