Lainey Wilson Scores Seventh Career #1 At Country Radio With “Wildflowers And Wild Horses”

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Cece Dawson

Make it seven for Lainey Wilson.

The Louisana native just scored her seventh career #1 hit at country radio with “Wildflowers and Wild Horses,” which peaked a the top of the Mediabase chart this weekend (which is one of two charts that labels use to officially track their songs performance, along with the U.S. Country Airplay chart).

Lainey penned the tune alongside Trannie Anderson and Paul Sikes, and it was included as the third single from her 2022 Grammy-winning Bell Bottom Country album.

In terms of the sound and concept, it definitely leans into Lainey’s Western roots and upbringing in rural Louisiana. She is the fifth-generation daughter of a farmer, which she notes in the lyrics:

“I’m five generations of blazin’ a trail
Through barb-wired valleys and overgrown dells
I’m barefoot and bareback and born tough as nails
Whoa, whoa, whoa

I’m four-fifths of reckless and one-fifth of jack
I push like a daisy through old sidewalk cracks
Yeah, my kinda crazy’s still runnin’ its courses with
Wildflowers and wild horses”

She says it holds a special place in her heart, especially considering the fact that she’s a very proud farmer’s daughter:

“It’s such an honor to have ‘Wildflowers and Wild Horses,’ no.1 at Country Radio. This song has such a special place in my heart, as a fifth-generation farmer’s daughter and someone who grew up on wide open land.

Thank you to my collaborators, Jay Joyce, Trannie Anderson, and Paul Sikes for helping bring this track to life. And to my fans, my wild horses, this is your theme song; none of this would be possible without you.”

Two other songs from Bell Bottom Country, “Heart Like a Truck” and  “Watermelon Moonshine,” also went #1.

Turn it up…

“Wildflowers and Wild Horses”

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