In May 2022, Lainey Wilson released “Heart Like a Truck,” which hit the airwaves as the primary track from her second album, Bell Bottom Country.
The song, which showcased her powerful vocals, ranked No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart while peaking at No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. It was also a crossover success, sitting at No. 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Meaning Behind The Song
Lainey Wilson wrote “Heart Like A Truck” with her longtime collaborators, songwriters Trannie Anderson and Dallas Wilson. The trio called themselves The Heart Wranglers and would go on retreats together.
In the song, Wilson finds herself drawing her journey of relocating to Nashville parallel to an old, worn-out truck.
In 2011, Wilson moved to Music City from her hometown of Louisiana. It was then that she began residing in a trailer parked just outside the recording studio, which often gets flooded when it rains. While Wilson recalled it as “some hard days,” it taught her perseverance and to work even harder when things don’t go her way.
She considers those personal and professional struggles as bruises and scars while striving to succeed in Nashville’s music scene – and she’s not afraid to show it. Similarly, a rugged truck, weathered by bumps and marked by scratches, is a testament to its resilience and unwavering strength.
“It’s about embracing those things because, at the end of the day, that makes you, you,” Wilson said.
The song was accompanied by a cinematic music video, eventually winning Female Video of the Year at the 2023 CMT Music Awards.
Anyway, rev up your emotions and hit play to experience the unstoppable force of Lainey Wilson’s “Heart Like A Truck.”