Lainey Wilson surprised fans with a new Bell Bottom Country song on Sunday evening (November 20) as she debuted the track in her latest episode of Yellowstone.
Playing a musician named Abby, Wilson made her acting debut as she joined the cast of the smash-hit Paramount+ series in its fifth season, which premiered earlier this month. The show’s co-creator Taylor Sheridan created the role specifically for the award-winning country artist, according to a press release announcing Wilson’s latest song on Monday morning (November 21), noting that Wilson will perform more original music throughout the season.
Wilson debuted “Smell Like Smoke” on Sunday evening, adding it as a new 15th track on Bell Bottom Country: “If I I look a little drunk it’s cause I drank some / If my neck’s a little red it’s cause I am one / Heaven’s where I’m gonna go the bible says so on my shelf/But if I smell like smoke it’s only cause I’ve been through hell.”
Bell Bottom Country released on October 28, originally dropping with 14 tracks, including “Watermelon Moonshine,” “Heart Like A Truck,” “Hold My Halo,” “Live Off,” Wilson’s spin on “What’s Up (What’s Going On)” and other fan-favorites. The project stays true to its country core while infusing elements of other genres of music, including ‘70s rock, funk, and soul. When Wilson released her latest album — and was named the Country Music Association New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year shortly afterward — she also announced the dates of her first-ever headlining tour. The 27-city “Country With A Flare Tour,” presented by Stella Rosa Future is Female music series, now includes sold-out dates and moves to bigger venues.
“This past year has been such a roller coaster – it’s truly been one of the most rewarding and challenging of my career. We’ve worked so hard on this album and I’m so proud of it,” Wilson said as she released her new album. “I can’t wait to headline my first tour next year and play all my new music across the country.”