Some say it's awards season - but in truth, it feels more like Lainey Wilson season, as the Louisiana native added yet another accolade to her collection during the 2023 ACM Awards for Album of the Year.
Lainey earned the award for her widely acclaimed 2022 record, Bell Bottom Country, which has so far spawned fan-favourites such as ‘Heart Like A Truck’, ‘Live Off’ and ‘Grease’.
Lainey Wilson performed the latter earlier in the evening, following a momentous collaboration with her BBR label-mate, Jelly Roll. The duo performed ‘Save Me’, which is set to appear on Jelly Roll's new album, Whitsitt Chapel.
In her acceptance speech, Lainey doubled-down on the individualistic and refreshingly bohemian spirit that flows throughout Bell Bottom Country, which the singer-songwriter dubs ‘Country with a Flare’.
Upon its release in October 2022, Bell Bottom Country fended off tough competition to surge to the top of the iTunes all-genre albums chart.
The record faced an equally as formidable challenge this evening as it was pitted against Luke Combs’ Growin’ Up, Jon Pardi's Mr. Saturday Night, Miranda Lambert's Palomino and Ashley McBryde's Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville.
But they were ultimately no match for Bell Bottom Country, which secured Lainey Wilson her fourth 2023 ACM Award win of the week, alongside Visual Media of the Year (‘wait in the truck’ with HARDY), Music Event of the Year (‘wait in the truck’ with HARDY) and Female Artist of the Year.
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