Lainey Wilson Performs Title Track From New Album, ‘Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin” Live On The Grand Ole Opry

Y’all, Lainey Wilson is the real deal.

The Louisiana-born pioneer of “bell-bottom country” released her debut album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, on Friday. And on Saturday, she performed the title track live for the first time – on the Grand Ole Opry.

If you’re not familiar with Lainey – and you should be – she’s “countrier than a buttermilk smoothie” (in the words of Heath Sanders), and even opened for Morgan Wallen on his first headlining tour back in 2019.

Her current single, “Things a Man Oughta Know,” was originally featured on her 2019 Redneck Hollywood EP, but has gained new attention after being released to country radio and being a standout on her new full-length album.

Lainey performed both “Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin'” and “Things a Man Oughta Know” on this week’s Opry livestream, and if I had to guess, I’d say we’ll be hearing a lot more from Lainey Wilson on both the Opry and country radio.

Because like I said, this girl is the real deal.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock