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Lainey Wilson Shares The Story Behind Breakout Song "Things A Man Oughta Know"

Lainey Wilson’s breakout song, "Things A Man Oughta Know," has become an anthem of empowerment and a track that catapulted her into the country music stratosphere. She sat down with People Magazine to share the story behind the song and how her hangover turned into a thriving success.

It’s more than just a catchy tune; it's a lesson in life. The song's lyrics impart valuable advice, inspired by the wisdom Wilson gained from values of her upbringing. The message is simple yet profound, placing importance on being self-reliant and respectful.


During the interview she mentioned how much she enjoyed Jason Nix’s idea for the song. She shared, “Let’s figure out how to write it from a female perspective and talk about the things my parents taught me growing up. But, most importantly it was about the characteristics that they taught me to look for in myself and other people. When choosing friends and boyfriends and people I surround myself with.”


"Things A Man Oughta Know" not only highlights Wilson’s songwriting abilities but also showcases her unique perspective as a woman in a male-dominated genre. The song almost did not make the cut for her first album, but she had an overwhelming feeling that this track needed to be included in the record. She remarked, “And, I’m so thankful that I did, and I’m so grateful that I listened to that because that was the song that introduced me to a lot of people.”


Women like Lainey Wilson are breaking barriers and shattering stereotypes with their raw talent and powerful storytelling. Her journey from a small town in Louisiana to the top of the country charts is a testament to her dedication, talent, and authenticity. As Lainey Wilson continues to make her mark, we can only imagine the impact she will have on the future of country music.


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