Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ the hotly-anticipated album from buzzed-about newcomer and “one of Country music’s most promising young stars,” (Whiskey Riff), Lainey Wilson is available now. The honesty-driven body of work is her first album as a signed artist and a statement of who Lainey Wilson is, what she believes in and the power of authenticity. In addition to being a lifelong custom for the Louisiana native, the album title serves as a wink to the candour that was infused in her songwriting process, as Wilson’s playful, clever, sassy, soulful, strong and unbridled nature is on full display throughout the project.
A testament to her talent and respect within the industry, right out of the gate, she landed her bucket list producer, the GRAMMY® Award-winning mastermind, Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, etc.) to amplify her signature Bell Bottom Country sound. Together they blend traditional Country with a funky, modern flare to bring her value and character-driven lyrics and stories to life—oftentimes empowering others with her own vulnerability and self-awareness.
“I hope people can listen to this record from top to bottom and feel understood, accepted and be inspired to be unapologetically themselves,” said Lainey Wilson. “I am humbled by the reaction this record has already received and excited to see where this body of work takes me!”
Wilson’s music is already taking her places—she’s performed on stages across the globe, but none more hallowed than the iconic Grand Ole Opry stage. On Valentine’s Day 2020, the rockstar performer fulfilled one of her lifetime goals of making her Opry debut and will return to the famous circle tomorrow night. Her fan-favourite “Things A Man Oughta Know,” and its 42+million streams has landed her on Spotify’s Nashville’s Worldwide Hot 50 and has been in the Top 5 for consumption per spin and streams per spin for the past 21 weeks (and counting) on US Country radio.
Proving worthy of being named as “one to watch” and “must listen” by many (Spotify, Pandora, MusicRow, Rolling Stone, CMT, The Boot, Sounds Like Nashville, etc.), Lainey Wilson has been featured on the hit series Yellowstone three times and has earned a host of early critical praise for Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’.
Unable to travel and be in-person, Lainey is taking to the internet to celebrate her album launch with fans. She will kick off the festivities with a livestream hang with fans today (19/2) at 11:40am CT / 5:40pm GMT before the YouTube Premiere of her Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ visualiser video at 12pm CT / 6pm GMT. Tune in HERE. She will be also hosting “Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’: A Seven Night Series” starting tonight. Sponsored by various partners, she will host different themed livestreams on her Facebook each night at 7pm CT / 1am GMT to give fans exclusive content, performances and a behind the scenes look into Lainey’s life and the album.
“Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’: A Seven Night Series” schedule:
Friday, February 19th — Album ‘Side A’ Live Show (with Beasley Media Group)
Saturday, February 20th — Live from the Opry (with Opry Entertainment Group)
Sunday, February 21st — Get to the ‘Bell Bottom’ of It (with Sounds Like Nashville)
Monday, February 22nd — Album ‘Side B’ Live Show (with Summit Media)
Tuesday, February 23rd — Behind the Album Documentary (with American Songwriter)
Wednesday, February 24th — Writers From the Record Acoustic Night (with Whiskey Riff)
Thursday, February 25th — Live Q&A with Fans (with various independent radio stations)