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Lainey Wilson Reflects on Whirlwind Year While Teasing New Music

The “bell bottom country” songstress says the music she’s making with producer Jay Joyce “is going to change her life.”

Lainey Wilson performs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 07, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (June 6, 2019 - Source: Getty Images North America via ZIMBIO)

Lainey Wilson has had a massive 2018 and even better 2019. After penning a record deal with Broken Bow Records and being named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Wilson released a debut EP, opened up for Morgan Wallen on his If I Know Me Tourand had her own set at CMA Fest this summer!

With only a few more months left of the year, Lainey has been using time wisely in the recording studio to make her first full-length record with the help of renowned producer Jay Joyce. The music means a lot to her, as she told us it’s “going to change her life” once released.

Take a read at our full Q&A with Lainey below and make sure to give her a follow at @laineywilsonmusic on Instagram.

Celeb Secrets Country: You released a whole EP in 2018. How are you dealing with all of its success?

Lainey Wilson: “It’s been pretty crazy the past year and a half for me compared to how it was in the beginning because I’ve been here for a long time now and it feels like nothing happened for the first probably five or six years of being here. And then finally, it started to click and work. It’s a humbling thing and I’m very excited just to have this opportunity.”

Celeb Secrets Country: What’s your favorite thing about tour? Obviously you’re on the road a lot lately.

Lainey Wilson: “Just going to new places. I’m from a town of 300 people — literally nothing but farm land — so it’s cool to be able to go to these different places and meet different kinds of people. I get to hear how they talk and they get to hear how I talk and it’s two completely different worlds, but it’s cool just to kind of get cultured on all that stuff.”

Celeb Secrets Country: Any weird experiences while on tour?

Lainey Wilson: “I sure I have. Everywhere I go. Everybody’s like, where in the world are you from? They’re like, you’re not from around here, are you? I’m like, no, I’m not.”

Celeb Secrets Country: You have new music coming out soon.

Lainey Wilson: “Yes, I do. I’m in the studio. We just did an entire record with Mr. Jay Joyce. I was in love with the songs when they were just work tapes and demos, but he brought these songs to a different light and it was just unbelievable. I can’t explain it, but he is the best of the best in my opinion. And he truly created a sound for me that I feel like is going to change my life.”

Celeb Secrets Country: So everybody writes differently. Do you go into the writing room thinking, okay, today I’m going to write about something personal, or if you’re co-writing you’re going to go in and whatever comes up, comes up?

Lainey Wilson: “I try to be open minded. I will say, you know, sometimes I go in there with ideas or something that’s on my heart or mind or whatever and we hammer that out. It’s kind of honestly more like a therapy session; whoever has the best idea wins in my opinion. So at that point it doesn’t really matter what I’m going through. I feel like at that point whoever has the best hook is what we’re going to write that day.”

Celeb Secrets Country: And you’re pretty much known as the queen of country fashion. I mean, I don’t know anybody that rocks bell bottoms as much as you do. What is your favorite staple piece?

Lainey Wilson: “It is my bell bottoms, Yes girl. I have the same jewelry that I literally had in sixth grade and I still wear it, I like old stuff. But my bell bottoms… y’all gonna have a hard time ever getting these things off of me.”

Written by Chelsea Cannon

Chelsea is a staff reporter for Celeb Secrets Country. She graduated in 2015 with her BA in Multimedia Journalism then spent 3 years working in radio. She recently moved to Nashville, TN from South Florida to pursue her dreams of working in the music industry!

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