Following the release of her new single, “Heart Like A Truck,” ACM New Female Artist of the Year and iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best New Country Artist, Lainey Wilson, performed the “as sturdy as its title” (Rolling Stone) new song on NBC’s TODAY and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The new single impacted last Monday on Country radio, debuting at No. 42 as the second Most Added with 62 first week stations and has racked up nearly 600,000 on-demand streams in its first week.
Along with the track, the “absolute star in the making” (Billboard) also shared the music video for the new song. Entertainment Tonight shared an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of the video.
Brilliantly written with self-awareness and clever metaphors, Lainey shares the semi-autobiographical and strong “Heart Like A Truck.” Produced by Jay Joyce and written by Lainey, Trannie Anderson and Dallas Wilson, the first single off her next album remains firmly in the spirit of Bell Bottom Country but shows the growth Lainey has experienced as a person, artist and songwriter since she wrote her critically-acclaimed Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ album which featured the ACM Song of the Year, “Things A Man Oughta Know.”
“Heart Like A Truck” is the follow up to her second No. 1, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell, which reigned supreme at the top of the Country radio charts for two weeks. Seen on Good Morning America, The Kelly Clarkson Show and CMT Music Awards (which was heralded as “the night’s top must watch performance” by the Tennessean), the single was Lainey’s biggest radio success to date. She earned her first No. 1 with her breakout award-winning hit, “Things A Man Oughta Know.” The single, which earned her the title of Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2021, appeared on her critically acclaimed album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ which debuted in 2021 to mass critical acclaim.
Early praise for “Heart Like a Truck”:
“Wilson’s voice has the kind of warm, weathered tone that makes a listener believe she’s lived every verse she sings — and in the song’s climax, she belts out the word “heart” with abandon, showcasing an instrument as powerful as it is intimate. This is an absolute star in the making.”—Billboard
“She’s one of the brightest young stars in mainstream country music right now, and this song already sounds like it has the potential to be another massive hit.” —Whiskey Riff
“It’s a ballad as sturdy as its title and it comes with a cinematic video.” —Rolling Stone
“It’s simply the kind of moment that arrests your attention and forces your head to the car stereo in awe.” —Taste of Country
“It’s a ballad with a pretty huge chorus, and if you’re into the tasteful country pop of Miranda Lambert’s new album, you might like this too.” —Brooklyn Vegan
“This song is proof of her soaring talent.”—Sweety High
“Once again proves Lainey Wilson’s staying power. Wilson is a once-in-a-lifetime artist and we’re just lucky enough to witness her rise to the top.”—Country Now
“Poignant, heartfelt, and raw…. definitely a must-listen!” —Country Swag
“This song is a thing of beauty” —Six Shooter Country
Fans can catch Lainey on the Ain’t Always the Cowboy Tour with Jon Pardi and Hailey Whitters tour this summer as well as select dates with Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs. For more information about the “bona fide redneck warrior princess” (Saving Country Music), visit www.laineywilson.com or follow on Instagram @laineywilsonmusic / Twitter @laineywilson / Facebook.com/laineywilsonmusic.
ABOUT LAINEY WILSON:
ACM New Female of the Year 2022 winner, Lainey Wilson has earned the enthusiasm of the industry, having been named to nearly every “Artist to Watch” list, winning MusicRow Magazine’s Discovery Artist of the Year award and being crowned Billboard’s “Top New Country Artist of 2021,” the Louisiana native is one of Nashville’s hottest and most buzzed-about new artists. Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM Certified ACM Song of the Year “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams, she has won over legions of fans with her signature Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional Country with a modern yet retro flare. A prolific and sought-after songwriter (having co-writer credits on songs by artists including Luke Combs, Flatland Calvary and more), Lainey is a fresh, fierce voice in Nashville, delivering one of the “Top Country Albums of 2021” (Rolling Stone, Taste of Country, and American Songwriter) with her label debut, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. With a rockstar stage presence, her artistry has taken her across the globe, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the US, UK, and Germany with notable names like Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Hardy, Jon Pardi, Ashley McBryde, Randy Houser and more. Her current single, “Heart Like a Truck” which has been seen on NBC’s TODAY and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, was released May 20, following up her recent return to the top of the Country radio charts with the two-week No. 1 hit, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit www.laineywilson.com or follow on Instagram @laineywilsonmusic / Twitter @laineywilson / Facebook @laineywilsonmusic.
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