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Lainey Wilson has fans hooked on every word of her summertime single “Watermelon Moonshine.” It’s about the joys of young love, and how her “first time” will always remind her of watermelon moonshine.
Many have likened “Watermelon Moonshine” To Deana Carter‘s iconic song “Strawberry Wine.” Wilson and Carter briefly sang “Strawberry Wine” together at the CMA Awards in 2021.
Wilson later released a music video to accompany “Watermelon Moonshine.” The video shows a young couple enjoying passionate moments together in the heat of the summer.
It also features clips of Wilson performing in a pasture. She said filming out there, “brought [her] back to those [younger] days and made [her] feel right at home.”
Wilson performed “Watermelon Moonshine” during her set at the 2023 CMA Fest. Portions of the festival were filmed for a televised special that aired on ABC on July 19, 2023.
The special included Wilson’s intoxicating live performance of “Watermelon Moonshine.”
Viewers loved every second of Wilson’s performance. Some of the comments on YouTube were:
“A beautiful performance of a fantastic summer anthem!!”
“Lainey is certainly who we needed and were missing! She’s INCREDIBLE!!!!”
“Just love this song. Lainey you bring so much to music, I enjoy listening to your beautiful voice.”
“Sing it girl!”
“Pay attention Nashville this is country music at its best.”
“There ain’t a single woman in that audience that can’t relate to that song. Lord, what I’d give to be 18 just one more time.”
“This will be this generations Strawberry Wine.”
Watch Wilson sing “Watermelon Moonshine” at the 2023 CMA Fest in the video below.