Lainey Wilson is bringing the story of her latest single, “Watermelon Moonshine” to life with her new video, out now. The song, written by Wilson along with Josh Kear and Jordan Schmidt, is the second single from Wilson’s sophomore Bell Bottom Country album, released last fall.
“I’m so excited to premiere the ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ music video. This song is about the young, wild, crazy love that we all hope to experience,” says Wilson. “From locking eyes for the first time, to playing spin the bottle with an Ole Smoky mason jar, to being too crazy about each other to tame it, I am so happy with how Rachel Lynn Matthews and Sam Sherrod brought the vision to life through their portrayal of their innocently passionate characters.”
For Wilson, the premise behind “Watermelon Moonshine” feels personal to her, even though the storyline wasn’t exactly based on her own life.
“I remember being 17 years old, and taking a few sips of whatever it was that we were trying to hide from everybody, and that I wanted to be drunk,” Wilson tells Billboard. “I wanted to feel like I was drunk, so in my mind, I was like, ‘I think I’m a little tipsy,’ when the truth is, I probably got more tipsy off mouthwash.”
Wilson is the opposite of an overnight success story. The 31-year-old moved to Nashville right after high school, fueled by dreams she held since she was a child of being a country music singer. Those dreams came to fruition much later than she had hoped, not that she regrets any of her journey now.
“I would walk up and down Music Row in Nashville and pass out my demos and my CDs,” the four-time ACM Awards winner recalls to People. “I had a lot of folks slam the door in my face. There were some hard times, there were some rough days, times when I should have probably packed it up and went home, hooked the trailer to the back of the truck and said, ‘I can’t do this.’
“But I’ve always had a really weird sense of peace knowing that this is the only thing I know how to do,” she adds.
Wilson’s tour schedule includes joining Luke Combs for select dates on his World Tour this year, as well as playing fairs and festivals, and headlining her own shows. Find “Watermelon Moonshine” and all of Wilson’s music and tour dates at LaineyWilson.com.