Lainey Wilson Saddles Up For The Release Of Her Highly-Anticipated New Song, ‘Country’s Cool Again’

Wilson announced a release date and shared a teaser for the forthcoming tune.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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February 9, 2024

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Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy Facebook, Instagram

Lainey Wilson readies her first taste of new music since her GRAMMY winning album of 2022, Bell Bottom Country. Currently dominating the industry with her Louisiana drawl and unbeatable tunes, this female songstress is ready to claim the hearts of fans once again with her new track, “Country’s Cool Again,” slated to hit all streaming platforms Friday, February 16.

The forthcoming release finds Trannie Anderson and Dallas Wilson as co-writers along with Wilson’s band leader Aslan Freeman, and the GRAMMY award winner Jay Joyce as producer. “Country’s Cool Again” will drop just in time for Wilson to begin her headlining international trek in Melbourne, Australia as part of her ongoing tour of the same name.

Lainey Wilson, Country's Cool Again; Photo by Erick Frost
Lainey Wilson, Country’s Cool Again; Photo by Erick Frost

Paying Homage To Louisiana And Her Journey To Stardom

Wilson calls to her southern roots as she blends her Rock, Americana, and Country stylings with an extra charge of western authenticity. She finds a new way to celebrate the small-town living and the strong influences of ‘90s country that raised her by bringing awareness to the Western way of life. 

“I’m so excited to announce my brand-new song, ‘Country’s Cool Again.’ This past year has been a wild ride and truly shown me that Country music is really loving me back,” said Wilson. “This track is an ode to my upbringing and the story of my journey in this industry – where I have been and where I am now. I’m feeling all the love from Country music fans, and I can’t wait to hear everyone singing this song back to me while we’re out on the road this year.”  

Fans have already been introduced to the song through teasers dropped via social media. Most recently, Lainey Wilson shared a clip of her in the studio recording the first verse and chorus of “Country’s Cool Again.” Emphasizing the things that make her who she is, like the thick drawl in her voice and the humble beginnings that can never be replaced, Wilson builds the anticipation for what’s likely to be another fan favorite. 

“Everybody wanna be a cowboy/ Drive a John boat, whip a John Deere/ Everybody want a backroads front porch/ With a tub full of iced down beer/ Must be something in the water flowing out of the holler / Blue collar musta caught a new wind/ Doggone daggummit didn’t see that coming/ Country’s cool again,” Wilson sings on the chorus. 

Wilson Salutes The Country Way of Life

She captioned her most recent post with a message to fans, letting them know that “Country isn’t just a genre for any of us that live & breathe it every day. It’s a way of life.”

The “Wildflowers and Wild Horses” singer went on to say that even though the genre seems to be experiencing a surge in appreciation all around the world, country music has always been cool to her. 

“I think I speak for everyone when I say, we’re just glad it’s gettin’ a lil more love these days. Country’s Cool Again will be out 2/16.🤠,” she added. 

Headlining Tour, Festival Appearances & More

The last few months have been a whirlwind for Lainey Wilson who nabbed five trophies at the 2023 CMA Awards, including the top honor of Entertainer of the Year, and as of last Sunday (Feb. 4), she earned her very first GRAMMY for Best Country Album (Bell Bottom country). 

On top of her upcoming performance at the 2024 People’s Choice Awards on February 18, Wilson has a major year of touring ahead. The Country’s Cool Again Tour will launch May 31 at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater and run through November 15. Along the way, she will also make a handful of festivals appearances.

Joining Wilson on select dates of the trek are special guests Ian Munsick, Zach Top and Jackson Dea. 

For a full list of show dates, fans can visit www.laineywilson.com.   

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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.