ACM New Female Artist of the Year Lainey Wilson has announced that her sophomore album, Bell Bottom Country, is set for release on Oct. 28 via BBR Music Group/Broken Bow Records. As a sneak peek of what’s to come, the fast-rising star revealed a new track from the album, “Watermelon Moonshine,” available everywhere now.
Bell Bottom Country draws its name from the Louisiana native’s unique sound, style and aesthetic, which has seemingly become her own brand over the last few years. The upcoming record reflects Wilson’s depth and multifaceted character with elements of ‘70s rock, funk and soul. Across the 14 songs, all but one of which she co-wrote, Wilson displays her growth as a person, artist and songwriter since writing her breakout, debut album Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, all with her signature level of authenticity.
“I’ve lived quite a bit of life the past few years, and I have a lot more to say,” Wilson explains. “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.”
“Watermelon Moonshine” delivers a retrospective coming-of-age ballad, finding Wilson reflecting on teenage love and how unversed to the world she was at the time. The new track is the second song available from the project, the first being her current single “Heart Like A Truck,” which is currently climbing through the top 40 on country radio.
As previously announced, she will join the cast of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone for its fifth season, taking on the role of Abby and allowing her to perform new original music written and recorded by Wilson herself.
Fans can also catch her on the “Ain’t Always the Cowboy Tour” with Jon Pardi and Hailey Whitters this summer, as well as select dates with Luke Combs. For a full list of dates, click here.
Bell Bottom Country Track List:
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)