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When any starry-eyed country music hopeful packs up their life and moves to Music City, they're often moulded, sculpted and pulled in every which way by label execs in order to build a specific ‘brand’. For Lainey Wilson, her brand is as simple as it is resolute - being her own damn self.

From Lainey's breakout album, Sayin' What I'm Thinkin', to her hit 2022 record, Bell Bottom Country, she's maintained a distinct determination to stay true to her roots. Many artists sing about their down-home upbringing as a marketing device, but for Lainey, it's always been the truth - all she needed was three chords to accompany it.

She grew up in a camper trailer in rural Baskin, Louisiana, and stormed onto the scene with her reflective 2021 single, ‘Things A Man Oughta Know’. The track earned Lainey a No. 1, a Platinum certification and the award for ACM Song of the Year. Alongside this, Lainey also picked up the ACM New Female Artist of the Year prize.

It didn't take long for Nashville to warm to Lainey's honeyed drawl and traditionally-minded yet contemporary sound. Billboard named Lainey as their Top New Country Artist of 2021, while CMT championed her as the 2022 Breakout Artist of the Year.

If 2021 was Lainey's take-off, then 2022 saw Lainey rocketing into country's galaxy of modern-day stars. Two successful collaborations set the ball rolling. Her Cole Swindell assisted single, ‘Never Say Never’, became Lainey's second No. 1 in April 2022, while her dark, ominous HARDY duet, ‘wait in the truck’, sent ripples across Radnor Lake and quickly became one of the most notable tracks of the year.

This laid the foundation for the October 2022 release of Bell Bottom Country. The project spawned singles such as ‘Heart Like A Truck’ and ‘Live Off’, both of which embody the unpretentious, small-town way of life that continues to inspire so much of Lainey's music.

Often, Lainey Wilson's sound of choice is fun, playful and swaggering, while at other times, it's beautifully poignant and heartfelt. But whichever sonic playbook she chooses to draw from, one thing's for sure - it's always going to be unmistakably, unashamedly and unwaveringly Lainey.

  • Full name: Lainey Wilson
  • Born: May 19, 1992
  • Hometown: Baskin, Louisiana
  • Genre: Country
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Lainey Wilson Concert Tour 2023: Dates & Tickets

By Maxim Mower, January 4, 2023

The two-time CMA winner and Yellowstone star is embarking on her nationwide Country With A Flare tour in 2023.

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BREAKINGEric Church Unveils The Outsiders Revival Tour 2023 with Midland, Lainey Wilson, Whiskey Myers and More

By Maxim Mower, January 11, 2023

Tickets for Church's blockbuster series of dates go on-sale on January 20.

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BREAKINGLainey Wilson to be Honoured at 2023 Billboard Women in Music Awards

By Maxim Mower, January 30, 2023

The Bell Bottom Country star will receive the Rulebreaker award at the prestigious ceremony in March.

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BREAKINGLainey Wilson Breaks Decade-Long Country Radio Record

By Maxim Mower, January 30, 2023

Lainey is the first woman in over ten years to have two songs in the Mediabase Top Ten.

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BREAKINGCody Johnson, Lainey Wilson, Parker McCollum and More to Perform at Watershed Festival 2023

By Maxim Mower, January 27, 2023

The country stars join a stellar line-up that also includes Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Ernest and Carly Pearce.

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BREAKINGLainey Wilson Added to Country Thunder Wisconsin 2023 Line-Up

By Maxim Mower, January 26, 2023

The announcement comes shortly after the ‘Heart Like A Truck’ hitmaker performed her spellbinding HARDY collaboration, ‘wait in the truck’, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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BREAKINGHARDY and Lainey Wilson Perform ‘wait in the truck’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

By Maxim Mower, January 19, 2023

The dark, dramatic ballad appears on HARDY's new album, the mockingbird & THE CROW, and continues to soar up the charts.

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BREAKINGJon Pardi, Parker McCollum, Lainey Wilson and More Announced for GoldenSky Festival 2023

By Maxim Mower, January 19, 2023

Joining them in Sacramento, California this October will be Maren Morris, Eric Church, Megan Moroney and more.

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BREAKINGLainey Wilson Surprises Fans with Appearance from Yellowstone Co-Star, Ian Bohen, During California Show

By Maxim Mower, January 16, 2023

The Bell Bottom Country star brought her fellow Yellowstone actor on-stage while performing on the West Coast.

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BREAKINGLainey Wilson Releases Visualiser Video for ‘Road Runner’

By Maxim Mower, January 5, 2023

The track originally featured on Lainey's 2022 album, Bell Bottom Country.

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BREAKINGLainey Wilson's Bell Bottom Country Tops iTunes All-Genre Albums Chart

By Maxim Mower, January 4, 2023

The album's lead single, ‘Heart Like A Truck’, also takes the No. 1 spot on the iTunes all-genre songs chart.

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Lainey Wilson Sings ‘Heart Like A Truck’ at Nashville's Big Bash 2022

By Maxim Mower, January 3, 2023

The CBS special also featured sets from Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini and more.

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Lainey Wilson Performs ‘LA’ During Pasadena's 134th Rose Parade

By Maxim Mower, January 3, 2023

The Yellowstone star appeared on Louisiana's Celebration Riverboat during the annual parade.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan, Lainey Wilson and More Featured on Yellowstone Season 5 Soundtrack

By Maxim Mower, November 24, 2022

The hit neo-Western series returned on November 13 for its brand new season.

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Lainey Wilson Added to Barefoot Country Music Fest 2023 Line-Up

By Maxim Mower, November 28, 2022

The announcement follows Wilson's appearance in the hit neo-Western TV series, Yellowstone.

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ALBUM REVIEWLainey Wilson - Bell Bottom Country

By Alli Patton, October 24, 2022

An overall proud and wise re-assertion of what Lainey Wilson does best - country with flair.

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ACM Awards 2022: Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson and Carly Pearce are the big winners

By Holler , March 8, 2022

Miranda Lambert picks up her first Entertainer of the Year trophy, and Lainey Wilson bags the award for New Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, while Carly Pearce wins twice

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INTRODUCINGBaylen Leonard's Country Champion: Lainey Wilson

By Baylen Leonard, February 2, 2021

Is Lainey Wilson one to watch? Absolutely, but she's more like one you can’t ignore.

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INTERVIEWIntroducing: Lainey Wilson

By Jof Owen, February 19, 2021

“Country music. It’s just who I am” - Lainey Wilson discusses finding her true home in Nashville, working with producer Jay Joyce, and leaning into deeper parts of herself on her new album Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'.

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ALBUM REVIEWLainey Wilson - Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'

By Carena Liptak, February 19, 2021

On Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, Wilson sounds tender and spunky, confident and fallible, glamorous and hilariously realistic - often all at the same time.

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Lainey Wilson announces new album Sayin' What I'm Thinkin'

By Zoe Hodges, January 22, 2021

The Louisiana-born, Nashville-based artist will release the record on February 19.