Lainey Wilson Co-Hosts 10/29-30

| October 24, 2022

This week’s co-host is Lainey Wilson, who is nominated for six CMA awards.  She tells Lon how she got the news: “It was super early in the morning, and I got a call from my publicist & manager, who told me that I was the most nominated, and I just about fell out of the bed.  To be nominated with people I’ve admired for years. Every time I say it, I’m reminded of just how crazy it is.”

Lon then asked if she could pick just one to win, which would it be: “Wow, that is a hard question. I think I’d really like to win New Artist. In my opinion it says this person is gonna be around for a while. But I want it all! I want all of them!  But you made me pick!”

Besides New Artist, Lainey is nominated for Album, Song, Female Artist, plus Muscal Event & Video.  The last two are for her duet with Cole Swindell: “I genuinely feel so supported.  I don’t know if every artist gets to feel this way. I feel supported by not just the fans, but by the industry, by other artists.  It’s crazy.” 

This week, Lainey releases her second album Bell Bottom Country: Which in my opinion means country with a flair. It’s about finding what makes you you, different, unique, standing into it, and being unapologetic about it.  I hope people will listen to it and feel like they don’t have to be anything other than themselves too.”

Lainey will appear in the TV series Yellowstone: “They put three of my songs in the show so far.  The writer/producer was a fan of my music, he called me in February, and said, ‘I wanna create a character for you. I want you to be yourself, but as a musician named Abby.  It’s a blessing.”

Lon told Lainey that when Tim McGraw was his co-host, he said 1883 was the hardest thing he ever did. “I’m not sure where they filmed that, but that’s how it is in Montana. But I love the west. When I think about where I’m gonna retire, it’s probably gonna be in the mountains out there.” Season 5 of Yellowstone premieres on November 13 on the Paramount Network.

Lainey also has great stories this week about Jason Aldean, Jordan Davis, Luke Combs, Ingrid Andress, Dylan Scott, and Jon Pardi.

NEXT WEEK: Thomas Rhett

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