Lainey Wilson Proves That Dents And Scratches Only Add Character On New Single, “Heart Like A Truck”

This sounds like another big ‘ol hit for Lainey Wilson.

Fresh off her incredible debut album Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, Lainey just released another brand new single, “Heart Like A Truck,” which is a real and honest look in the mirror where the Louisiana native comes to terms with the fact that she’s not perfect and that’s okay.

Actually, it’s more than okay, and just like your grandpa’s trusty old pickup, most of us know deep down that the dents and scratches from years of wear only adds character.

The song was produced by Jay Joyce and written by Lainey, Trannie Anderson and Dallas Wilson, and Lainey noted in an Instagram post what this song means to her.


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Lainey says that, despite the trials and failures in her life, she’s eventually come out better on the other side with the scars to prove it:

“This is a song about finding freedom in strength, and not being afraid of your scars and bruises. A truck that has hit a few bumps and earned a few scratches has proved itself and its tenacity…the shiny one on the lot can’t say that.

I’ve been through some shit. We all have. But when you get through it, you’re stronger and better for it on the other side. Nothing can hold me back from moving forward and finding a way to enjoy life, no matter what. I hope this song reminds y’all of that.”

I love the message of the song, and especially in this day and age of social media perfection, I find it even more refreshing to hear Lainey address this topic in particular. I think we all could use the reminder that life isn’t perfect and that’s a great thing, no matter how trying it can be and what it throws at us.

Lainey most recently released her fantastic Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ record in 2021, and her very first #1 single came from that album last fall with “Things A Man Oughta Know.”

She also put out a brand new music video to go along with the new single:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock