Who Is Darla McFarland? Meet Lainey Wilson’s New Alter Ego

If y’all don’t know me… I’m Darla McFarland. Glad y’all are here,” Wilson wrote, introducing her alter ego to fans.

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Posted on May 25, 2023

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Darla McFarland, Lainey Wilson’s Alter Ego; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Who is Darla McFarland? Meet Lainey Wilson’s new alter ego.

Wilson first introduced fans to her new comedic persona via an Instagram account for Darla McFarland. 

Introducing Lainey Wilson’s New Alter Ego Darla McFarland…

“Well y’all…guess I had to join this thing finally. Don’t know what I’m doing but ready for y’all to see a little something something I have been working on. If y’all don’t know me… I’m Darla McFarland. Glad y’all are here,” Wilson wrote, introducing her alter ego to fans.

The photo shared features Darla donning denim bell bottoms, a western button-up shirt, gold hoop earrings, and curly haired wig. One fan even noticed that her hair looked very similar to her manager Mandelyn’s locks.

“Looks like @mandelynmonchick was in charge of Darla’s curls 👩🏻‍” one user wrote.

RELATED: Hot Country Knights Team Up With Lainey Wilson’s Alter Ego Darla McFarland For “Herassmeant”

Darla McFarland, Lainey Wilson's Alter Ego; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Darla McFarland, Lainey Wilson’s Alter Ego; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

This isn’t Lainey Wilson’s first time going by a different alias. The country superstar made her acting debut as a musician named Abby on season 5 of Paramount Network’s Yellowstone

To Make Her Debut With Hot Country Knights’ Duet

Darla McFarland will soon make her musical debut as she joins Hot Country Knights on a brand-new song, “Herassmeant.” 

Darla McFarland, Hot Country Knights; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Darla McFarland, Hot Country Knights; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

The hilarious new song, which was co-written by Dierks Bentley, Lainey Wilson, Luke Dick and Jim Beavers, finds Doug and Darla poking fun at the viral success surrounding Lainey Wilson’s butt while creating a pun on the word harassment. 

“Baby got back / but she ain’t coming back / no I ain’t I’m keeping my shelf to myself / now my anaconda’s lonesome as hell / oh her herassmeant everything to me / just had to slap it every time I wore them bell bottom jeans / lord I hated to see her go / oh, but he loved to watch me leave / herassmeant everything to me / when I hear ‘Fat Bottomed Girls,’ girl I shed a tear / yes I do,” Doug and Darla sang, as they traded verses to the parody track. 

In addition to co-writing the song, Dierks Bentley also serves as the frontman for Hot Country Knights under the comedic persona Douglas ‘Doug’ Dougalson.

Listen To A Snippet Of Hot Country Knights And Darla McFarland’s “Herassmeant” Below

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The ‘90s country comedy band later compared Doug and Darla to some of country music’s greatest duos. “Garth and Trisha. Tim and Faith. Brooks and Dunn. And now… Doug and Darla #Herassmeant,” the group wrote on Instagram.

Hot Country Knights took to social media to tease the new song on Tuesday (May 23), where they wrote, “#newmusic (volume up) featuring a lady with big ol’… voice. #Herassmeant

The group later shared a video from the recording studio, revealing that the song will drop “very soon” and will feature McFarland.

#Herassmeant will be one of our greatest hits, starting……very soon,” Hot Country Knights captioned the clip. 

“Herassmeant” To Appear On Hot Country Knights’ New Album, MidKnight Rodeo

The tune is set to appear on Hot Country Knight’s forthcoming new project, MidKnight Rodeo.

The forthcoming new project will serve as the follow-up to their debut album, The K Is Silent, which arrived on May 1, 2020. The K Is Silent features the project’s lead single “Pick Her Up (featuring Travis Tritt),” as well as the fan-favorite tunes “Asphalt,” “Moose Knuckle Shuffle,” “Kings Of Neon,” “You Make It Hard (featuring Terri Clark)” and more. 

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Lainey Wilson recently earned her third and fourth no. 1 hit with “Heart Like A Truck” and “wait in the truck,” a collaboration with HARDY. 

Lainey Wilson’s New Single “Watermelon Moonshine”

She recently announced “Watermelon Moonshine” as her new single, which is set to impact Country radio on Monday, May 29. This nostalgic ballad was co-written by Wilson alongside Jordan Schmidt and Josh Kear and is featured on her critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Bell Bottom Country.

“I’ve lived quite a bit of life the past few years, and I have a lot more to say,” Wilson shared of the new album. “Sure, I love a good pair of bell bottoms, but Bell Bottom Country to me has always been about the flare and what makes someone unique — I have really embraced mine, and I hope y’all can hear that across this project.”

Lainey Wilson 'Bell Bottom Country'; Photo Courtesy of Alyssa Gafkjen
Lainey Wilson ‘Bell Bottom Country’; Photo Courtesy of Alyssa Gafkjen

Wilson Is On Tour With Luke Combs

After wrapping her headlining Country With A Flare Tour this Spring, Lainey Wilson joined Luke Combs on his wildly successful World Tour. The trek is visiting stadiums across the U.S.

Each night of the tour, the superstars join forces to perform, “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a track that originally features Combs with Miranda Lambert.

Combs and Wilson, along with Riley Green, Flatland Cavalry, and Brent Cobb, will visit US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN on May 13 and Alberstons Stadium in Boise, ID on May 20. 

In addition to touring with Luke Combs this summer, fans can also catch Lainey Wilson at several festivals including CMA Fest, Lollapalooza, Watershed, and more.A complete list of Lainey Wilson’s upcoming tour dates can be viewed HERE.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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