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Lainey Wilson’s CMA performance has fans in tearsJason Davis – Getty Images

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After spending more than a decade in Nashville working to make her voice heard, Laney Wilson is on top.

As one of the newer country artists on the scene, she’s proven she’s not going anywhere anytime soon with six nominations at this year’s CMA Awards.

It was an unforgettable night for the “Things a Man Oughta Know” singer. The 30-year-old brought her signature style to the red carpet as she stunned in an orange velvet blazer and bell-bottoms. She accessorized with bold, turquoise jewelry and a wide-brimmed hat to complete the look. As for his date. Well, she brought the person who means the most, her dad (Awww 🥹).

Lainey Wilson and Brian Wilson attend the 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 09, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee Photo: Jason Daviswireimage

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Taking the stage with Hardy for a powerful rendition of “Wait in the Truck” and helping with a special tribute to the legendary Alan Jackson, Laney stole everyone’s hearts, winning the award for Best New Artist and Female Vocalist of the Year.

in an interview with Rural settlement Earlier this year, Laney explained that “Country music [her] the life. Grow up [she] didn’t even know country music was a genre. [She] I just thought it was a way of life.” After years of dedication, her hard work paid off and the emotions began to flow as she accepted her award.

He started with a joke. “If you know me, you know I’m rarely speechless and I’m feeling pretty speechless at the moment,” she said, dedicating the award to her 9-year-old self, who wrote her first song.

The waterworks continued as Laney pulled off a surprise win for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Fans have rallied around the country newcomer with sweet messages like:

  • “Girl, you deserve it. You have an awesome voice and bring back the sounds we’ve been missing from female country music. And the fashion!!!!”

  • “Well deserved!!! and glad you can share the evening with your father!!!”

  • “That’s the best acceptance speech I’ve ever heard. 👏”.

With the recent release of her second studio album, Bell Bottom Country , and two brand new country music awards, Laney is poised for stardom. And that includes adding “actress” to her resume.

With his expected role in the upcoming season Yellowstonewe can’t wait to see what the bright future holds for Lainey!

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