Lainey Wilson busts a move in the just-released music video for “Grease,” a fan-favorite track from her latest album, Bell Bottom Country.
The clip, directed by Preston Leatherman, showcases Wilson’s dance moves alongside a popular dance group from TikTok as well as scenes from the Louisiana native’s recent sold-out concerts at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.
“Y’all get to stretchin’ cause it’s gonna make you wanna bust a move,” Wilson teased before the video’s debut.
Joined By Dancing TikTok Stars
Wilson joins the dance group, which includes Darion “Reaper” Ahonen, Jordan “Cookup” Hopson, Ishmael “TK” Griffie and Jonte “Sir Esto” Williams, outside for a full-on parking lot party, and also invites them to join her on stage in front of the capacity crowd in Music City.
When the video was released, Wilson explained how she met the dancers at one of her shows in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“They were bustin. a. move. out in the crowd,” she explained. “I thought it was the coolest thing they were breakdancing to country music so I tracked them down on socials and asked them if they’d want to be a part of this official video..now, here we are!”
“Grease” was co-written by Wilson alongside Jessi Alexander and Andrew Petroff. When writing the song, she channeled a saying her mother often used.
Inspiration Behind The Song
“It’s a saying that my mama used to say all the time, like, ‘Now we’re cooking with grease. Now we’re getting somewhere.’ I feel like those are little sayings that I cannot escape. Certain things that my family said growing up, it just somehow makes its way into my music,” she explained in an interview with Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music Country. “And if you listen to the record, you hear a lot of me talking about Mama, me talking about Daddy, me talking about the Lord. It somehow just makes its way into it and I just can’t even help it.”
Wilson added, “It’s [taken] me a long time to feel [like I’m a grown woman], but I am feeling it. I’m like, ‘You dang right, I’m grown. I can say what I want to say. This is it.’ It’s just a fun song. To me, it’s just a blue collar couple love song.”
She compared “Grease” to “Dirty Looks” from her Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ album, but says this track has “a little more heat on it.”
Bell Bottom Country features 16 tracks, including the chart-topping “Heart Like A Truck,” nostalgia-filled “Watermelon Moonshine,” and the heartfelt “Those Boots (Deddy’s Song).”
“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.”
Featured On Latest Album
On Tour Now
After wrapping her headlining Country With A Flare Tour this Spring, Lainey Wilson joined Luke Combs on his wildly successful Luke Combs World Tour. The trek is visiting stadiums across the U.S.
Each night of the tour, the superstars join forces to perform, “Outrunnin’ Your Memory.” The track originally features Combs with Miranda Lambert.
Combs and Wilson, along with Riley Green, Flatland Cavalry, and Brent Cobb, will visit US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN on May 13 and Alberstons Stadium in Boise, ID on May 20.
Lainey Wilson is the most-nominated female at the upcoming 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. She has six nods, including Female Artist of the Year. The Louisiana native is nominated in more categories than any other artist.
“I am so honored to be nominated among some of the best in the business. A few years ago, I wouldn’t even have been able to dream of a day like this,” Wilson shared in a press release. “Thank you to the Academy of Country Music for believing in me and my work, this is an absolute honor.”
She’s set to perform at the show, which will take place on May 11, 2023. It will broadcast live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas via Prime Video at 8/7c.
A complete list of Lainey Wilson’s upcoming tour dates can be viewed HERE.