Thoughts about Lainey Wilson “Heart Like a Truck” music video

I came across this song in a roundabout way as I was looking for a tune to use in the background of a Facebook story video. On Spotify it’s listed on the “hot country” playlist. I’m not exactly in tune with country music anymore so I have only inklings of an idea about who or what song’s popular in any given week. Hey, I’m not Grady Smith over here… but I wanted to watch the music video because I’m definitely interested in how they interpret the song visually. If you haven’t watched it yet, take a look then scroll down for my thoughts.


I saw the horse in the first few seconds of the video and I was locked in. I won’t be diving deep into the connections between the song lyrics and the taming of a wild horse but gosh, aren’t horses such beautiful creatures?

I had a post recently showing off favorite horse pictures from my gallery (check that post here) so this video was a real nice reminder of how much I love them. What horses have to do with a heart and a truck, I don’t really know but I’m glad I watched the video. My only critique is really just a pet peeve of mine in music videos. At the very end of the video it’s the “hero shot” where the camera pulls back and the singer stares at the lens with their best “blue steel” impression. It was fine in the 90s but do we really need it now?

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See y’all tomorrow!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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