Country Icon Pam Tillis Nails ‘Mom Jean Country’ Recreation Of Lainey Wilson’s ‘Bell Bottom Country’

The hilarious spoof caught the attention of Wilson and she responded in the best way.

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Lauren Jo Black

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December 7, 2023

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Pam Tillis, Lainey Wilson; Photos via Instagram

Pam Tillis hilariously recreated the cover of Lainey Wilson’s CMA Album of the Year winning Bell Bottom Country and coined her own term: “Mom Jean Country.” 

Tillis, 66, stumbled across a dated photo of herself posting in a hat, similar in style to the hats often worn by Wilson, and a pair of straight-leg, high-waisted mom jeans. The “Maybe It Was Memphis” singer used the opportunity to reimagine the cover of Wilson’s latest album. After a little Photoshop work, the project was complete.       

“Found this old picture in my scrapbook and it made me chuckle. If Lainey can build a brand around pants, I thought I’d try and recycle these! How did I do @laineywilson? 😂,” Tillis captioned her Instagram post. 

Wilson Responds

Wilson, who appeared to get a chuckle out of it, was quick to respond. “I’m all for it 😂,” she commented.  

The Mom Jean Country play on WIlson’s Bell Bottom Country was a hit on social media. It drew a response not only from Wilson, but several other artists as well, including Caitlyn Smith, Charley Reynolds, Erin Enderlin, Billy Gilman, and more. 

One Instagram user wrote, “@pamtillis you know…The First time I saw @laineywilson she reminded me so much of you…her talent, great sense of style, fashion, hats, talent.. oh and you both have the best southern accents! just bad ass!!🎶❤️” 

Lainey WIlson; Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
Lainey WIlson; Photo by Alysse Gafkjen

Bell Bottom Country Album

Wilson’s Bell Bottom Country album was released on October 28, 2022. The 16-track release drew praise from fans and critics alike and produced the chart-topping hits “Watermelon Moonshine” and “Heart Like A Truck.” The superstar’s latest single, “Wildflowers and Wild Horses,” as well as the buzzed-about track “Smell Like Smoke” are also featured on the project. 

What Was Pam Tillis’ First Hit Song?

Pam Tillis is a GRAMMY and CMA Award-winning country artist. She is the daughter of the legendary Mel Tillis and was previously married to lauded songwriter Bob DiPiero. The songstress burst onto the country music scene in 1990 and caught the attention of country music fans with songs like her breakout hit “Don’t Tell Me What To Do,” as well as “Maybe It Was Memphis,” and “Blue Rose Is.” She is also known for songs like “Shake The Sugar Tree” and “It’s Lonely Out There.” 

Boasting over 30 singles that have secured positions on the US Billboard charts, Pam Tillis has an impressive discography comprising 10 studio albums, according to her official website

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The year 2012 saw the release of ‘Dos Divas,’ a collaborative country duo album by the dynamic pairing of superstar Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis. The project was launched under the moniker Grits and Glamour and was brought to audiences by Red River Entertainment.

Does Pam Tillis Still Perform?

Tillis continues to perform and has a slew of dates planned throughout the next few months. Her next scheduled tour dates are set for Dec. 7 in Newberry, South Carolina, Dec. 8 in Mcminnville, Tennessee, and December 9 in Shelby, North Carolina.

In 2024, fans can catch her performing at Stagecoach and ND Country Fest.  

Pam Tillis is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry and often performs at the famed venue.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.