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Lainey Wilson: The CMA's Newest Darling
Country music has a new CMA darling this morning (9/7): Lainey Wilson. Miranda Lambert, who has been the CMA’s darling for quite some time, posted a headline article to her Insta stories of Lainey topping the CMA's nominations list with six nods total. Lambert wrote over the story, “Hell yeah, she does. Go, friend, go.”
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Wilson got her very first nominations today, and among her six nods are Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. Lainey herself posted to her socials when she heard the news, “6 NOMINATIONS!?!? I’m speechless. While I try to find the words, just know that I’m blown away and so so honored and proud to be nominated. Thank you to the entire country music community! @CountryMusic #CMAawards.”
With her new CMA fame fresh today, we look at some of the things that Lainey, who is also currently filming her first acting role on Paramount’s Yellowstone series this month, has been up to in the last year.
Lainey Wilson attends the 55th annual Country Music Association awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Lainey Wilson performs during day 2 of CMA Fest 2022 at Nissan Stadium on June 10, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lainey Wilson performs during the 15th Annual Academy Of Country Music Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lainey Wilson performs onstage during the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards at Allegiant Stadium on March 07, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lainey Wilson performs at The Basement on September 24, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lainey Wilson performs onstage during New Faces for CRS at Omni Nashville Hotel on February 25, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lainey Wilson attends the 2022 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on April 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson perform at the 2022 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on April 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lainey Wilson performs on Ram Trucks Stage for the 2021 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 09, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lainey Wilson attends the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lainey Wilson performs during the Whiskey Row 2nd Ave Relief Concert at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row on January 05, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. 2nd Avenue in downtown Nashville was damaged after a bomb exploded on Christmas day.
Lainey Wilson performs onstage during Day 3 of the 2022 Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Field on May 01, 2022 in Indio, California.