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Wilson Scores Six Nominations, Including the Coveted Album of The Year and Female Artist of The Year

Multi-award-winning singer and songwriter Lainey Wilson has been announced as the leading female nominee, and second overall nominated artist for the 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards with a staggering six nominations. As reigning New Female Artist and Song of The Year winner, this year, Wilson is up for:

Female Artist of the Year

Album of the Year: Bell Bottom Country

Single of the Year: “Heart Like A Truck

Song of the Year: “wait in the truck” with HARDY

Visual Media of the Year: “wait in the truck” with HARDY

Musical Event of the Year: “wait in the truck” with HARDY

“I am so honored to be nominated among some of the best in the business. A few years ago, I wouldn’t even have been able to dream of a day like this” said Wilson. “Thank you to the Academy of Country Music for believing in me and my work, this is an absolute honor”.

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 US charts, currently sitting in the top 5. Already this year, Wilson sold out her first headlining 28-date “Country With A Flare” tour, was honoured as Billboard Women in Music’s 2023 “Rulebreaker,” and started touring stadiums with Luke Combs as support on the US leg of his World Tour.


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 achieved her third No. 1 song with “Heart Like a Truck,” while HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck” is currently in the Top 5 and climbing. 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. 

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