Lainey Wilson Readies New Studio Album, ‘Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’’

Lainey Wilson has set a release date for her much-anticipated album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. Out February 19 via BBR…


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January 27, 2021


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Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy BBR Music Group/Broken Bow Records

Lainey Wilson has set a release date for her much-anticipated album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’.

Out February 19 via BBR Music Group/Broken Bow Records, the Jay Joyce-produced project features 12 tracks, each co-written by Wilson. 

“I am proud of every piece of this record and all the people that have helped bring it to fruition,” the rising star shared. “Finally being able to share this body of work is the most fulfilling and rewarding moment of my life thus far.”

Among the album’s 12 tracks is Wilson’s current radio single, “Things A Man Oughta Know.” The song has raked in over 35 million streams, earning a place on Spotify’s Nashville’s Worldwide Hot 50 and has been in the Top 5 consumption per spin and streams per spin for the past 17 consecutive weeks. 

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Also featured on the album is the Dolly Parton-inspired “WWDD” and fan-favorite release, “Dirty Looks.” 

The Country Now Artist to Watch says she hopes fans are able to connect with her music on many levels. 

“Of course you have to have your sassy songs on there, but also I have my more vulnerable side, you know, just getting real with people,” she previously told us. “The more I put music out, the more I realize that being vulnerable is what people attach themselves to. So a lot of the songs on the album are just about getting real, and hopefully opening myself up so that people will be able to relate and latch on.”

Fans who pre-order the album will immediately have access to the brand-new track and album opener, “Neon Diamonds.”

Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ Track Listing:
1. “Neon Diamonds”— (Lainey Wilson, McV, Matt Rogers)
2. “Sunday Best” —(Lainey Wilson, Brice Long, Shane Minor)
3. “Things A Man Oughta Know” —(Lainey Wilson, Jonathon Singleton, Jason Nix)
4. “Small Town, Girl” —(Lainey Wilson, Chris Yarber, Dallas Wilson)
5. “LA” —(Lainey Wilson, Hannah Dasher, Frank Romano)
6. “Dirty Looks” —(Lainey Wilson, Smith Ahnquist, Brent Anderson)
7. “Pipe” —(Lainey Wilson, Luke Dick, John Pierce)
8. “Keeping Bars In Business” —(Lainey Wilson, Jordan Schmidt, Matt Rogers)
9. “Straight Up Sideways” —(Lainey Wilson, Reid Isbell, Jason Nix, Dan Alley)
10. “WWDD” —(Lainey Wilson, Casey Beathard, Michael Heeney)
11. “Rolling Stone” —(Lainey Wilson, Tammi Kidd, Brent Anderson)
12. “Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’” —(Lainey Wilson, Jay Knowles)

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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 and her work being featured on 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.