WATCH: Lainey Wilson Chronicles Heartfelt Love Story In Back-To-Back Music Videos For ‘Hang Tight Honey’ And ‘4x4xU’

Wilson’s latest music videos are interconnected, so make sure to watch them consecutively.


Madeleine O’Connell

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July 10, 2024


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Photos Courtesy Lainey Wilson/ Instagram

Lainey Wilson raises anticipation for her forthcoming record,Whirlwind, with the release of two new music videos for the tracks “Hang Tight Honey” and “4x4xU.”

Lainey Wilson - Whirlwind; Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson
Lainey Wilson – Whirlwind; Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

Both videos were directed by Dano Cerny and “Hang Tight Honey,” was the first to be unveiled. Wilson taps into the groovy, nonlogic energy of the tune by taking viewers back in time to the ‘60s and embracing everything that era had to offer. She and her band pay full tribute to that time period with their teased hair, bright-colored looks, and distinctive dance moves.

The on-stage TV performance serves as the main focus of the video until the songstress catches the eye of a cameraman backstage. In between delivering the lyrics to the scorching chart-rising tune penned by Wilson Driver Williams, Jason Nix, and Paul Sikes, a love story also begins to develop in the background. 

The very last scene shows the tour bus driving away to signal the end of Wilson’s time on the road, giving her the chance to hang back and spend some time with her love interest. 

As the final clip notes, the journey of their romance was “To be continued…” Fans didn’t have to wait too long because the next chapter unfolds in her following music video for “4x4xU.”

“Hang Tight Honey” Music Video

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The narrative picks up right where it left off, except this time, the couple is in a more rural setting and instead of spending her nights performing on stage and TV sets, Wilson is getting a much-deserved break in the countryside. Still holding hands in the first clip, the pair turns to find a stunning green and cream-colored Ford pick-up truck waiting for them. 

While riding shotgun, the “Heart Like A Truck” singer begins singing the opening lyrics that find her putting her raw emotions on display. Wilson admits that although she generally finds herself taking control behind the wheel of life, she has finally found someone who makes her feel comfortable enough to loosen the reigns and take the passenger seat. 

“I’m the kind to take the keys/ Don’t sit in a shotgun seat/ ‘Less I want to/ And you make me want to/ Hypnotized by the white lines/ Your hands ten and two on this heart of mine/ Makes me feel at home/ Yeah, boy, I’m right at home,” she sings.

The video fully demonstrates the peace and joy she has found in falling in love with someone who truly feels like home, no matter where she is in the world. In the very end, Wilson finds herself back in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, but this time she has her other half right by her side. Viewers are left with a clear image of the truck’s Louisiana license plate, leaving us wondering if this is a hint for what’s coming next. 

“4x4xU” Music Video

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The brand-new track was co-written by Wilson, Jon Decious, and Aaron Raitiere, produced by GRAMMY ® award winning producer Jay Joyce and serves as the fourth track to be released from her next full-length collection. Meanwhile, the lead single of Whirlwind, “Hang Tight Honey,” is currently sitting in the Top 20 at Country radio and rapidly climbing. 

“I’m so excited for everyone to finally have their hands on ‘4x4xU.’ This song is about finding that someone that gives you the comfort and peace of home anywhere in the world as long as you’re by their side,” said Wilson. “Thank you to the incredible Dano Cerny for directing this video and bringing the vision to life, and to all of my collaborators on this record for being a part of what I think could be my biggest song yet.”

As fans anticipate the arrival of her new album dropping on August 23, they can catch the GRAMMY ® award winning multi-PLATINUM artist performing on her North American 2024 headlining trek dubbed the “Country’s Cool Again” Tour. For a full list of tour dates and more information, visit

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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.