While she was entertaining the crowd at the Grand Ole Opry last week, Lainey Wilson took a minute to point out the seats she sat in the first time she ever visited the Opry as a little girl.
Obviously things have changed a lot since then. Lainey’s now a superstar, and she enters the Opry through the artist entrance instead of the front doors. But there are some things that haven’t changed.
Lainey told the Opry crowd that growing up, she was a huge fan of The Judds and Dolly Parton. And those two worlds collided when she recently got the opportunity to record a cover of a Judds song with Dolly for the upcoming tribute album Tribute to The Judds.
That album, which is coming out later this month, features re-recordings of some of The Judds’ classic hits by some of country music’s biggest names. There’s Reba and Carly Pearce on “Girls Night Out” and Cody Johnson performing “Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout the Good Old Days).”
And for their contribution to the project, Lainey and Dolly teamed up to record their version of “Mama He’s Crazy,” the second single from Wynonna and Naomi’s debut album, Why Not Me, and their first of 14 number one hits.
Unfortunately Dolly wasn’t there to join her, but Lainey treated the Opry crowd to her own performance of the classic hit from The Judds, and gave us a sneak peek of what we have to look forward to when the album drops on October 27.