Lainey Wilson Releases Dolly Parton-Inspired Track, ‘WWDD’

Lainey Wilson is turning heads with the release of her brand new, Dolly Parton-inspired track, “WWDD.” Short for “What Would…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 1, 2020


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Lainey Wilson; Photo by CeCe Dawson

Lainey Wilson is turning heads with the release of her brand new, Dolly Parton-inspired track, “WWDD.”

Short for “What Would Dolly Do,” the country anthem finds Wilson looking to the beloved entertainer to help her navigate life.

“WWDD/ That’s the bottom line for me/ My go-to compass and my golden rule/ When life rings my southern bell/ I just gotta ask myself, hell/ What would Dolly do,” Wilson sings throughout the chorus.

The rising star also released a video to accompany the song. With her spunky personality on full display, Wilson channels her inner Dolly Parton while sporting big hair and an animal print ensemble.

YouTube video

“I’ve been playin’ a few new songs at my shows and people seem to be liking them so I figured I should put ‘em out so they can keep liking them. I’m kicking off the release series with ‘WWDD’ because people have started singing along to it before the song is even over,” Wilson shared in a statement. “It makes sense. I don’t know anyone who don’t love Dolly. From her sense of humor, to her look, to her songwritin’, to her singin’ to how she has such an incredible giving heart, to how she’s an awesome businesswoman…Dolly does everything just a little better with a little bow on top. Dolly is an international icon and role model for a lot of folks around the world, so it’s an easy song for a lot of people to relate to.”

Co-written by Wilson, Casey Beathard and Michael Heeney, “WWDD” is a much-needed dose of pure country fun.

Watch the just-released video above.

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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.