My Record Collection - May 13, 2021

My Record Collection by Lainey Wilson
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My Record Collection by Lainey Wilson

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of rising country star Lainey Wilson, let's see what she chooses...

 

The first record I ever bought with my own money was...

"It was Tim McGraw's A Place In The Sun. It was 1999 and my sister and I would fight over the one set of Walmart headphones we had in the house. We made a deal with each other that we could only listen to one song and then swap."

 

The record that made me want to be in a band was...

"I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack in 2000. I was at Baskin Elementary and my teacher played it to the class. I will never forget how it made me feel. I felt like I could do anything I set my mind to and I think that moment right there inspired me to want to make other people feel things with music."

 

The record I’ve played more than any other is...

"Come On Over, by Shania Twain. The only reason I say I think I played this more than any other record is because six-year-old Lainey made up a dance routine to every dang song on this record."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is...

"Allen Stone’s Building Balance. The soul of this record could make somebody with no rhythm feel like they got the groove."

 

The record I turn on when I’m feeling down is...

“Traveller by Chris Stapleton. If I’m gonna be sad, hell I might as well wallow in it for a bit. You can hear the pain in his voice and his chords."

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is...

"Lee Ann Womack’s The Way I’m Livin’. It’s badass bluegrass country. The stories within this record are beautiful and it makes me feel something. Ain’t that what we all want...to just feel something?"

 

The record with my favourite cover art is...

"Brothers Osborne’s Skeletons. I love a good double entendre. And that’s exactly what they did with this album art. Instead of it being an actual Skeleton, they are walking through an eery looking skeleton keyhole. To me, that symbolizes they aren’t sitting on the other side of the door knocking and waiting for somebody to open it. They are just going through the damn thing."

 

 

The record I can’t understand why everyone loves is... 

"The record I can’t understand why everyone loves is Jonas Brother’s self-titled record. Growing up, all my little girlfriends LOVED The Jonas Brothers and would fight over who would marry which band member. I never really got the obsession."

 

The record with my favourite title is...

"Dwight Yoakam’s Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc. because that’s exactly what it is. Ain’t no dancing around it. I feel Dwight he was like “Let’s just tell the people exactly what it’s about. It’s about guitars, Cadillacs, hillbilly music, etc etc!”

 

The last record I bought was...

"Soul by Eric Church. Right when I think I can’t love what Eric does any more than I already do, I somehow do. He’s a king."

 

The record I’m most looking forward to in 2021 is...

"Kacey Musgraves. I heard through the grapevine that this is happening and I sure hope it so! I love that her music is not trying to please anybody but herself."

 

The greatest record of all time is...

"Dolly Parton's Here You Come Again. It’s like some little music fairy sprinkled some fairy dust on this entire record. The songwriting is prolific and the melodies take you on a ride. Every time I hear it, it makes me feel like I was born in the wrong decade. Oh to be around in 1977 when this record hit the world..."

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