Pinned as an “Artist to Watch” in 2020 by Pandora, The Boot, and Sounds Like Nashville and included in CMT’s “Next Women of Country” program, Wilson kicked off the year by making her Grand Ole Opry debut—a dream come true for the Baskin, Louisiana native. Hailing from the small farming community, the Country newcomer has as much grit in her as she does soul. She moved to Nashville in a bumper-pull camper trailer to pursue a career in music and has been carving her own unique place in the country music landscape ever since, already garnering early praise for her “unabashedly down-home and unflappably worldly” (NPR) style and exhibiting “just enough scars and pragmatism to write great, universal country songs” (Taste of Country). From landing a TV placement in Paramount Network’s hit series Yellowstone to having co-writer credits on songs recorded by fellow country artists including Luke Combs, the songstress’ talents continue to influence more than just her own artistry. Taking her talents out into the world, Lainey continuously logs an impressive number of miles on the road, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the US, UK, and Germany with notable names like Rodney Atkins, Tyler Farr, Ashley McBryde, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Morgan Wallen, and more.
With the same vehement determination and unequivocal confidence that has fueled her momentum thus far, Wilson made her label debut on the BBR Music Group/BMG flagship imprint, Broken Bow Records with her EP Redneck Hollywood, a term which can best be described in her autobiographical track “L.A.” The EP features her first Country radio single, “Dirty Looks,” which Rolling Stone dubbed “a clever, mid-tempo ballad that mixes double entendres with Wilson’s hazy vocals.” Wanting to give her fans more music to sink their teeth into, starting March 27th, Wilson will begin releasing a new song each month with the first being “WWDD,” inspired by the beloved icon, Dolly Parton. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning mastermind Jay Joyce, Lainey’s collection of songs showcase her prolific songwriting abilities and depth as an artist by offering a genuine, unwithered perspective of someone who endorses a character defined by juxtaposing values such as maintaining high standards without jeopardizing empathy. The natural-born storyteller empowers her audience with honest, yet confident lyrical stylings about her own self-discovery. Undaunted by the inevitable early mornings and late nights that lie ahead, Wilson has no plans of slowing down as she turns her momentum into a movement.