Lainey Wilson, an American country music singer-songwriter, just won the ACM for New Female Artist of the Year awarded to her by the 2007 New Female Artist of the Year: Miranda Lambert! While on the call, Wilson told Lambert that, “if there’s anybody that understands the freakin’ blood sweat and tears, it’s you” and then she thanked Lambert for paving the way for her to receive this opportunity. This award was also won in the past by Gabby Barrett, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde, and many others.
Wilson’s journey began in 2016 and 2017 during her performances for the Song Suffragettes in Nashville when she began receiving national recognition for her country flare. She later signed to Broken Bow Records to release her debut single “Dirty Looks,” but that was only the beginning for this Nashville newcomer.
Her current single, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” was highlighted in NPR’s Best Music of 2019 and currently has over 26 million streams and counting. The iHeartRadio On the Verge artist reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country charts and since then became nominated in the Song of the Year Category for the 2022 ACM Awards. Wilson describes herself as a “country artist unafraid to speak her truth while empowering listeners to do the same through her vulnerability.” On her current album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin, Wilson shows off her storytelling skills and uncovers the story of her life one song at a time.
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