Country Music Sensation Lainey Wilson Hits No.1 At US & Canadian Country Radio “Watermelon Moonshine”

Country Music Sensation Lainey Wilson Hits No.1 At US & Canadian Country Radio With “Watermelon Moonshine”

As the leading 2023 CMA nominee and reigning ACM Female Vocalist of The Year, “Watermelon Moonshine” hails as Wilson’s fifth consecutive #1 song

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NASHVILLE, TN. – Multi award-winning singer songwriter and break-out actress, Lainey Wilson, received her fifth consecutive No.1 song at US & Canadian Country Radio with “Watermelon Moonshine” from her critically acclaimed album, Bell Bottom Country.

“Watermelon Moonshine” follows as the second single from Bell Bottom Country, with the first being “Heart Like A Truck”. Earlier this month, “Watermelon Moonshine” also hit No.1 on Billboard’s Country airplay, making her the first solo female artist in two years to have a song reach No.1, and the female artist to have the most No.1’s on Billboard’s Country Airplay charts this decade. The last solo female to top the Billboard Country airplay was Wilson’s “Things a Man Oughta Know” in Sept. 2021. You can listen to “Watermelon Moonshine” HERE.

“I’m so honored that ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ hit #1 on Country Radio this week! This song was co-written with two incredible songwriters, Josh Kear and Jordan Schmidt, and I couldn’t be more proud listening to folks sing it back at shows” said Wilson. “This track represents the storytelling I grew up with and reflects on that young love we all like to reminisce on”.

Previously breaking the record for the shortest gap between No.1 singles at US Country Radio this year with her song “Heart Like a Truck” and her “wait in the truck” collaboration with HARDY, there’s no sign of Wilson slowing down, as she continues to establish her prominence within the Country industry, most recently being named the most nominated artist at this year’s CMA Awards with a record-breaking nine nominations, including Album and Entertainer of The Year.

Already this year, Wilson has won four ACM Awards, two CMT Music Awards, three PCCA Awards, completed a 28-date sold-out headlining tour, performed internationally on the main stage at C2C Festival in London, Dublin and Glasgow, made her Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Lollapalooza debut, was honoured as Billboard Women in Music’s 2023 “Rulebreaker”, and started touring stadiums with Luke Combs.

As the leading female nominee and winner at the 2023 ACM awards with, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of The Year, Visual Media and Musical Event of the Year and reigning CMA 2022 Female Vocalist and New Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson has earned the enthusiasm of the industry. Critically-acclaimed and touted as a top “artist to watch,” to being crowned the most nominated artist at both the 2023 CMA Awards (with a record breaking nine nominations) and CMT Music Awards, the Louisiana native has made a name for herself in the industry as one of music’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 recently achieved her third and fourth No. 1 song with “Heart Like a Truck” and HARDY collaboration “wait in the truck”. Her current single “Watermelon Moonshine” topped the Country charts marking her fifth No. 1 single and making her the first female artist in two years to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country airplay chart.  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 650 million streams to date. Wilson made her acting debut in Season 5 of the smash hit series Yellowstone as a musician character named Abby, where she premiered her original “Smell Like Smoke” as well as showcased other hits off her recent album including “Watermelon Moonshine” and “Hold My Halo”. Adding to her growing list of endeavors, Wilson was recently named “Tractor Supply Brand Ambassador,” was honored at Billboard’s Women in Music Awards with the Rulebreaker Award, and most recently joined forces with Wrangler as the face of their 2023 fall/winter women’s collection.

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