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Lainey Wilson Confirms She's Working on New Music Inspired by Boyfriend, Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges

June 23, 2023 4:31 pm GMT
Last Edited July 26, 2023 4:47 pm GMT

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Lainey Wilson has revealed that work has begun on her Bell Bottom Country follow-up, with the ‘Heart Like A Truck’ hitmaker also sharing some details regarding her muse for the new album.

In an interview with People, Lainey explained that her long-term relationship with American football quarterback, Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges, has inspired her to write more love songs as part of the project.

Lainey outlined that Hodges is “one of my biggest cheerleaders and champions”, before going on to stress that he's opened up new creative channels for her, “I was never really able to write love songs, because I don't know if I had actually felt it, but I'm writing me some love songs now. I’m grateful for him”.

Elsewhere in the conversation, the Louisiana native spoke heartwarmingly about the partnership that has so far served as a fresh source of lyrical inspiration, “Duck is the kind of dude who high-fives me on the way in the door and on the way out and says, ‘Go get it’. He knows how important this dream is to me”.

In addition, Lainey Wilson mentioned Hodges’ endearingly close friendship with a number of her artist pals, including her ‘wait in the truck’ collaborator, “He’ll FaceTime me, and he’ll be with HARDY and Morgan [Wallen] and Luke [Combs], and I’m like, ‘Stop stealing all my buddies’. They’ll always be out golfing and drinking a beer. I don’t have to convince anybody to like him. He’s a very lovable person”.

Although we're still yet to receive word regarding any upcoming singles from Lainey's new album, the injection of more romance into the project will be an interesting development for the country star.

Despite inevitably covering the topic on tracks such as ‘Grease’ and ‘Me, You and Jesus’, it's arguably never been the core focal point of Lainey Wilson's music, and it's safe to say we're excited to see how this will colour her next record.

Regardless of whether she explores new avenues or sticks to the Bell Bottom Country script, given the fact that it'll be a Lainey Wilson album, we're fairly certain it'll be another certified masterpiece.

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