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Darci Lynne Shows Her Gorgeous Country Twang on This Lainey Wilson Cover

The America's Got Talent Season 12 winner put her own spin on Wilson's "Watermelon Moonshine." 

By Jackie Manno

America's Got Talent Season 12 winner Darci Lynne showed off her gorgeous country twang yet again performing "Watermelon Moonshine" by Lainey Wilson. 

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During Lynne's cover of the track, she strummed on an acoustic guitar, singing in a light, airy tone with perfect vibrato.

Listen to her rendition here

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What to know about "Watermelon Moonshine" by Lainey Wilson

Released in 2023 off Wilson's second album, Bell Bottom County, "Watermelon Moonshine" reached the number-21 position on the Billboard U.S. Hot 100. Lyrically, the song tells the story of a passionate teenage romance. 

“This song embodies what country music means to me, creating a timeless story that will resonate with people for generations to come. This song is about the crazy, young, nostalgic love we all hope to experience," Wilson told Rural Radio in May 2023. 

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A split of Darci Lynne and Lainey Wilson

"Watermelon Moonshine" by Lainey Wilson lyrics

It was right after senior year
Just before the summer disappeared
We went a-ridin' them old farm ruts
Hangin' out on the gate of his truck
We threw a blanket 'neath the sunset
Bein' brave as 18 gets
We gave each other more than our hearts
With the help of a mason jar

Drinkin' watermelon moonshine
We cut the burn with a little lime
Parkin' back in them kudzu vines
I was his and every bit of that boy was mine
Too young to know what love was
But we were learnin' on a sweet buzz
There's never nothin' like the first time
And mine's always gonna taste like
Watermelon moonshine

I don't remember where we got it from
I just remember feelin' all grown up
Takin' pulls like it ain't no thing
Never told him it was my first drink
But I told him that he was the one
You're so sure when you're that young
You think you got it all figured out
And now I laugh when I think about

Drinkin' watermelon moonshine
We cut the burn with a little lime
Parkin' back in them kudzu vines
I was his and every bit of that boy was mine
Too young to know what love was
But we were learnin' on a sweet buzz
There's never nothin' like the first time
And mine's always gonna taste like
Watermelon moonshine

I thought that high would last forever
But that ain't what it does
Maybe we were drunk in love
Or maybe we were just...

Drinkin' watermelon moonshine
We cut the burn with a little lime
Parkin' back in them kudzu vines
I was his and every bit of that boy was mine
Too young to know what love was
But we were learnin' on a sweet buzz
There's never nothin' like the first time
And mine's always gonna taste like
Watermelon moonshine
Watermelon moonshine