She is what she is, and what you see is really what you get — and the words to Tara Thompson’s song “WTF” could not ring truer.
Breezing into country music like a breath of fresh Smoky Mountain air, the East Tennessee native came on the scene with a mission to spearhead the revival of hillbilly gals in country music.
This song, an acronym reinvented to represent the “White Trash Female,” is a fine start.
The refreshingly real and cheeky tune, penned by Thompson with Alex Kline, Erin Enderlin and Kimberly Kelly, is an ode to the magnificence of being a “white trash” woman, which honestly may be the greatest title one could ever be given, when you think about it. Driving around smoking, blasting Tammy Wynette with precision-perfect press-on nails and a spray tan — sign us up, right?
And let those boys whistle as she drives on by. Her devil-may-care attitude truly could not care less.
Thompson continues to give country music a big old reality check, writing and singing about the real and relatable in her own unique voice and traditionally-rooted twang. Sometimes it’s sassy, sometimes it’s somber, sweet and earnest. But that’s life, a revolving door of emotions, feelings and moments, and Thompson stays true to them all.
This ball-cap sporting, White Castle burger-loving Thompson is in a lane of her own with a legion of fans eager to hear her keep on telling it like it is. We’re right there with them.
Preach on, sister. Preach on.