Inside the Making Of ‘Watermelon Moonshine’: Lainey Wilson Shares Candid Moments From The Set

“Welcome to the set of the ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ music video y’all. I’m so excited!” Wilson shares in the clip.

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 3, 2023

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Lainey Wilson is taking fans behind-the-scenes of the filming of her music video for “Watermelon Moonshine.”

In the just-released clip, the country superstar shared a look at the intimate moments from the making of the music video, providing a glimpse into the creative process and the emotions that went into bringing the song to life visually.

“Welcome to the set of the ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ music video y’all. I’m so excited!” Wilson said in the opening clip before taking viewers through the day of filming at S&T Farms in Springfield, Tennessee. 

Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy YouTube
Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy YouTube

“We could not have chosen a more beautiful day, a more beautiful place,” Wilson added.

Throughout the video, fans see Wilson on set filming the performances portions of the clip and also interacting with the actors, directors, and more. 

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The behind-the-scenes clip comes just weeks after Wilson brought her latest single, “Watermelon Moonshine,” to life with a cinematic music video that takes viewers on a nostalgic journey back to the bittersweet memories of adolescence and a first love.

Cinematic Music Video

Directed by Stephen and Alexa Kinigopoulos, the video flawlessly captures the essence of young love and beautifully portrays the raw emotions and innocent vulnerability that come with it.

The clip follows Rachel Lynn Matthews as she reminisces about her past and the boy who stole her heart, played by Sam Sherrod. Throughout the video, Lainey Wilson’s soulful voice narrates the story, her lyrics echoing the emotions felt by the characters on screen.

The “Watermelon Moonshine” music video is a beautiful tribute to the rollercoaster ride of teenage love.

Lainey Wilson; Watermelon Moonshine Video
Lainey Wilson; Watermelon Moonshine Video

“I’m so excited to premiere the ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ music video. This song is about the young, wild, crazy love that we all hope to experience,” Wilson shared in a statement. “From locking eyes for the first time, to playing spin the bottle with an Ole Smoky mason jar, to being too crazy about each other to tame it, I am so happy with how Rachel Lynn Matthews and Sam Sherrod brought the vision to life through their portrayal of their innocently passionate characters.”

Filming the music video transported the Louisiana native back in time to her first love.     

“It’s the love that makes you feel like you’ve got somethin really special that can’t ever be taken away. Filming out in the pasture brought me back to those days and made me feel right at home,” she said. “I’m real proud of how this one turned out and hope y’all love it too!”

Lainey Wilson; Watermelon Moonshine
Lainey Wilson; Watermelon Moonshine

Co-written by Wilson alongside Jordan Schmidt and Josh Kear, “Watermelon Moonshine” is a nostalgic ballad that finds the reigning ACM Female Artist Of The Year reflecting on young love.

“Drinkin’ watermelon moonshine / Cut the burn with a little lime / Parkin’ back in them kudzu vines / I was his and every bit of that boy was mine / Too young to know what love was / But we werе learnin’ on a sweet buzz / There’s never nothin’ like the first time / And mine’s always gonna taste like / Watermelon moonshine,” Wilson sings on the track’s chorus.

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“Watermelon Moonshine” appears on Wilson’s latest album, Bell Bottom Country, which arrived on October 28, 2022.

Bell Bottom Country features 16 tracks, including the chart-topping “Heart Like A Truck,” “Atta Girl,” “Smells Like Smoke,” “Hillbilly Hippie,” “Grease” and the heartfelt “Those Boots (Deddy’s Song),” which pays tribute to her father, Brian Wilson.

“I’ve lived quite a bit of life the past few years, and I have a lot more to say,” Wilson shared of the new album. “Sure, I love a good pair of bell bottoms, but Bell Bottom Country to me has always been about the flare and what makes someone unique — I have really embraced mine, and I hope y’all can hear that across this project.”

Lainey Wilson; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Lainey Wilson; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

On Tour

Lainey Wilson will soon hit the road with Eric Church for select dates of his The Outsiders Revival Tour. 

Wilson will also join HARDY for the second leg of his the mockingbird & THE CROW tour, presented by Ebay Motors, which kicks off on August 31 in Knoxville, Tennessee at Knoxville Civic Coliseum. 

“It’s about dang time HARDY and I toured together again! It’s gonna be WILD with all these rednecks together,” Wilson wrote on Instagram at the time of the tour announcement.
For more information on Lainey Wilson’s music and upcoming tour dates, visit her official website HERE.

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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.