Co-written by the witty Louisiana native with Casey Beathard and Michael Heeney, the upbeat anthem features grungy guitars and plenty of bleach-bottle attitude, and it finds Wilson determined to take the proverbial high (hair) road. Knowing there’s much more to her idol that that famously over-the-top exterior, she works through tough times and broken heels by simply asking herself, “What would Dolly do?”
“If we all did it a little more like Dolly, we’d be lookin’ at a world with a little less rain and a lot more rainbows,” Wilson tells Sounds Like Nashville. “She’s an icon around the world for a reason — from her music, to the way she gives, to her business sense, to the way she looks, to her light-hearted witty sense of humor — no one does it quite like Dolly does.”
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#WWDD is out now! ✨ This lil diddy is a tribute to my idol and our queen, Miss @dollyparton. 👑 In times like these, it’s more important than ever to look at the bright side of things. When you’re feeling down, turn on #WWDD and just ask yourself “What would Dolly do?” I can promise y’all it’ll lead ya to the right answer. 💇♀️💄: @katrinabrooks.style 👗: @juliandjeri 🎥: @double_c23
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“W, W, double D, that’s the bottom line for me / My go-to compass and my golden rule / When life rings my Southern belle, I just gotta ask myself / Hell, what would Dolly do?” goes the winking chorus.
“WWDD” is one of several tracks Wilson plans to release in the coming months — a series of “bell bottom country” follow ups to her 2019 EP, Redneck Hollywood.