After kicking off CMA Fest 2023 on Thursday morning (June 8) with the opening set of the Chevy Riverfront Stage, Lainey Wilson hosted her very own fan club party at the Bell Tower in Nashville on Friday afternoon (June 9).
A lucky group of fans, lovingly dubbed the Fast Lainers, were treated to a selection of specialty cocktails, exclusive merchandise and a stripped-down set from our favorite Louisiana girl.
Serenading the air-conditioned room with tunes like 'Watermelon Moonshine,' 'Hillbilly Hippie,' 'Dirty Looks,' her debut chart-topper 'Things A Man Oughta Know' and more, Wilson's southern charm was on full display at the intimate, invite-only party.
Co-hosted by Tractor Supply, the event also featured performances from Tractor Supply’s five recipients of the Emerging Artists Program–Hailey Verhaalen, Drew Hale, Tae Lewis, Cosette Smith and Austin McNeill.
The five artists, selected by Tractor Supply and the mentor artists–Wilson, Ashley McBryde, Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina and Kat & Alex–traveled to Nashville during CMA Fest week to collaborate with their mentors, record their songs at a premier studio and meet with industry executives.
Additionally, as part of the Emerging Artist program, each artist will have the opportunity to perform alongside Wilson on the Grand Ole Opry stage and appear in an upcoming Circle Network special set to premiere this fall.
To cap off her fan club performance, Wilson invited all five Emerging Artists on stage for the final chorus of her most recent No. 1 single, 'Heart Like A Truck.'
In addition to the set from the Bell Bottom Country singer, Fast Lainers enjoyed photo opps at the Tractor Supply General Store and porch swing, customized Lainey-inspired hats by Standard Hat Works, line dancing and more.
Wilson closed out the day by making her CMA Fest main stage debut at Nissan Stadium on Friday night. Her six-song set included surprise appearances from Tanya Tucker and Elle King, who lended their vocals on 'Texas Til I Die.'
Later in the evening, Wilson was also on hand to join country rocker HARDY for their chart-topping duet, 'wait in the truck.'
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Featured photo by Roxy Moure.