Following Her Two Wins, Wilson’s Critically Acclaimed Single “Heart Like A Truck” Rises to #1 on US Country Radio, Skyrockets to No. 2 on the US iTunes All Genre Chart
Multi-award-winning singer and songwriter, Lainey Wilson took home two CMT awards including: Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year with HARDY at the 2023 CMT Awards on 2nd April, 2023. As one of the fastest growing artists in Nashville, Wilson led this year’s award show with four nominations, the first woman to do so in two years.
Following the performance of her latest single “Heart Like a Truck” on the 2023 CMT Awards, the critically acclaimed track jumped two spots on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart giving Wilson her third US No.1 hit. Wilson has a strong history with CMT, from first being recognised by its prestigious Next Women of Country franchise in 2019, to receiving her first CMT nomination in 2021 and first CMT performance in 2022, to being honoured as CMT’s 2022 Breakout Artist of the Year, and most recently joining the likes of Ingrid Andress, Madeline Edwards, Morgan Wade, and Alanis Morissette to perform “You Oughta Know” at this year’s award show to honour of the 10th anniversary of CMT’s Next Women of Country.
“I cannot thank my fans and CMT enough for their ongoing support throughout my career,” said Wilson. “To be able to perform alongside absolute trailblazers while also being nominated in the same category with some of Country music’s best is something I could have only dreamed of a few years ago.”
While Wilson adds to her growing list of No.1 hits, including platinum-certified “Things A Man Oughta Know”, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell, and most recently “Heart Like A Truck”, her latest collaboration with HARDY “wait in the truck” continues to climb the charts, currently sitting in the top 5. Not to mention, “Smell Like Smoke” – originally heard on the critically acclaimed TV show Yellowstone and featured on her latest album Bell Bottom Country – is No. 1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 weekend countdown.
Already this year, Wilson has completed a 28-date sold-out US headlining tour, been honoured as Billboard’s Women in Music’s 2023 Rulebreaker, started touring stadiums with Luke Combs as support on the US leg of his World Tour, and performed as a mainstage artist overseas in the UK and Ireland at C2C: Country to Country festival.
ABOUT LAINEY WILSON:
CMA 2022 Female Vocalist of the Year, CMA 2022 New Artist of the Year, and ACM’s 2022 New Female Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson has earned the enthusiasm of the industry. Having been named to nearly every “Artist to Watch” list, being crowned Billboard’s “Top New Country Artist of 2021,” and earning CMT’s 2022 “Breakout Artist of the Year” honour, the Louisiana native is one of Nashville’s hottest and most buzzed-about new artists. Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM Certified ACM Song of the Year “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams, she has won over legions of fans with her signature Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional Country with a modern yet retro flare. A prolific and sought-after songwriter (having co-writer credits on songs by artists including Luke Combs, Flatland Calvary and more), Lainey is a fresh, fierce voice in Nashville, delivering CMA nominated album of the year with her label debut, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. With a rockstar stage presence, her artistry has taken her across the globe, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the US, UK, and Germany with notable names like Jon Pardi, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Jason Aldean, Ashley McBryde, and more. After topping the country radio charts for a second time with the two-week No. 1 hit, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell, she achieves her third No. 1 song with “Heart Like a Truck” currently sitting in the No. 1 spot, while HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck” sits just behind in the Top 5. Her critically acclaimed album Bell Bottom Country reached No. 9 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, quickly rose to No. 1 on iTunes charts, and has amassed over 240 million on-demand streams to date. Most recently, she made her acting debut in Season 5 of the smash hit series Yellowstone, was named “Tractor Supply Brand Ambassador,” adding to her growing list of endeavours, and was honoured at Billboard’s Women In Music Awards with the Rulebreaker Award.