Lainey Wilson Debuts Reflective ‘Out of Oklahoma’ From Upcoming ‘Twisters: The Album’

Wilson admits she “couldn’t pass up” the opportunity to write a song for the ‘Twisters’ movie.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 20, 2024


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Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy Lainey Wilson, Instagram

Lainey Wilson debuts a new song and music video for the upcoming Twisters movie and its star-studded musical companion, TWISTERS: THE ALBUM. She may be a Louisiana native, but in this soulful tune titled, “Out of Oklahoma,” Wilson’s heart is buried deep in The Sooner State. 

When asked to contribute to the film’s accompanying album, the country star admits it was an easy “yes.” She went on to reveal the personal connection she feels towards one of the movie’s stars, Kate Cooper (played by Daisy Edgar-Jones) – a storm tracker who finds comfort in conducting her research on storm patterns from the safety of her lab rather than the field after a traumatic encounter with a tornado left her fearful of the powerful weather. 

Wilson admits she holds the same kind of passion within her career, which has led her to experience plenty of tornados of her own over the years. Fans will soon get a whole new look at the “Hang Tight Honey” singer’s own Whirlwind of a journey through her forthcoming album dropping August 23.

“It’s wild how life throws a theme at you ain’t it 🌪️ My life the past few years has felt like a twister…hence why I titled my new album Whirlwind,” Wilson wrote in a recent Instagram post. “So when I got the opportunity to write a song for the new @twistersmovie, it was a challenge I couldn’t pass up. Reading Kate’s story, I found a lot of parallels between our lives. We’re both chasing wild and crazy careers, but they make us feel something and give us a sense of home.”

“Out of Oklahoma” offers a tender ode to the state where the movie was filmed. The reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year sings from the perspective of someone who has grown and learned more about themselves while venturing outside of their home state. However, no matter how far they may stray, they know that a piece of their heart will always remain in Oklahoma, and even though things may have changed over the years, the feeling of home never fades. 

“Can’t take the home out of Oklahoma/ It’s where my soul was born to be/ No matter where I’m goin’/ I’m a wild wind blowin’/ Just a-rollin’ like a tumbleweed/ Can’t take the home out of Oklahoma/ So you can’t take it out of me,” Wilson sings on the chorus. 

The accompanying music video flips between clips of an actress portraying the narrative and Wilson performing the song with grace and delicacy. With the wind blowing through her hair and the haunting lyrics sinking into her soul, she seems lost in reflection as she makes her way through the rural town in Oklahoma.


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Lainey Wilson joins several other country stars who have released tracks off the forthcoming Twisters: The Album, including Luke Combs, Bailey Zimmerman, Tucker Wetmore, Megan Moroney and Tanner Adell. Plenty more are set to appear on the full 29-song collection when it’s unveiled alongside the adventure-filled film on July 19.


1. Luke Combs – Ain’t No Love In Oklahoma
2. Miranda Lambert – Ain’t In Kansas Anymore
3. Conner Smith – Steal My Thunder (feat. Tucker Wetmore)
4. Thomas Rhett – Feelin’ Country
5. Warren Zeiders – The Cards I’ve Been Dealt
6. Megan Moroney – Never Left Me
7. Lainey Wilson – Out of Oklahoma
8. Bailey Zimmerman – Hell Or High Water
9. Jelly Roll – Dead End Road
10. Kane Brown – Country Classic
11. Sam Barber – Tear Us Apart
12. Tyler Childers – Song While You’re Away
13. Tucker Wetmore – Already Had It
14. Leon Bridges – Chrome Cowgirl
15. Benson Boone – Death Wish Love
16. Shania Twain & BRELAND – Boots Don’t
17. Dylan Gossett – Stronger Than A Storm
18. Lanie Gardner – Chasing The Wind
19. Jelly Roll – Leave The Light On (feat. Alexandra Kay)
20. Wyatt Flores & Jake Kohn – Before I Do
21. The Red Clay Strays  – Caddo County
22. Tanner Usrey – Blackberry Wine
23. Tanner Adell – Too Easy
24. Mason Ramsey – Shake Shake (All Night Long)
25. Tyler Halverson – New Loop
26. Flatland Cavalry – Touchdown
27. Nolan Taylor – Driving You Home
28. Wilderado, Ken Pomeroy, & James McAlister – Wall of Death
29. Charley Crockett – (Ghost) Riders In The Sky

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.