Newcomer Lainey Wilson has set February 19 for the release of her debut album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’.
Marking the Louisiana native’s first album as a signed artist, the set was produced by hit maker Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brothers Osborne), and finds Wilson co-writing each of the 12 songs. Dubbing her sound “bell bottom country,” the album will feature her current radio single, “Things a Man Oughta Know,” and the entrance of a new talent with a style all her own.
That much is easy to tell from the project’s opening track, “Neon Diamonds,” which fans will receive when they pre-order Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. Featuring a high energy honky-tonk vibe, with heavy guitars and a voice that recalls the divas of days gone by, it’s just one of the dozen new tracks Wilson says are her pride and joy.
“I am proud of every piece of this record and all the people that have helped bring it to fruition,” she explains. “Finally being able to share this body of work is the most fulfilling and rewarding moment of my life thus far.”
Wilson’s songs have previously been featured in the hit TV drama, Yellowstone, and she’s been included on numerous Ones to Watch lists in the last few years. She released the Dolly Parton-inspired “WWDD” in early 2020, and was featured on Sounds Like Nashville’s 20 New Country Artists to Watch in 2020 rundown.
Lainey Wilson’s Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ Track List:
- “Neon Diamonds”— (Lainey Wilson, McV, Matt Rogers)
- “Sunday Best” —(Wilson, Brice Long, Shane Minor)
- “Things A Man Oughta Know” —(Wilson, Jonathon Singleton, Jason Nix)
- “Small Town, Girl” —(Wilson, Chris Yarber, Dallas Wilson)
- “LA” —(Wilson, Hannah Dasher, Frank Romano)
- “Dirty Looks” —(Wilson, Smith Ahnquist, Brent Anderson)
- “Pipe” —(Wilson, Luke Dick, John Pierce)
- “Keeping Bars In Business” —(Wilson, Jordan Schmidt, Matt Rogers)
- “Straight Up Sideways” —(Wilson, Reid Isbell, Jason Nix, Dan Alley)
- “WWDD” —(Wilson, Casey Beathard, Michael Heeney)
- “Rolling Stone” —(Wilson, Tammi Kidd, Brent Anderson)
- “Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’” —(Wilson, Jay Knowles)