The Most Awarded Female Artist of the Night: Wilson Won Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Music Event of the Year & Visual Media of the Year
Following Her Four Wins and Two Show-stopping Performances, Wilson Debuts Her Latest Collaboration “Save Me” with Jelly Roll, Out Now
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NASHVILLE, TN. – (12th May, 2023) – Last night, multi-award-winning singer and songwriter, Lainey Wilson reigned as the most nominated and awarded female artist, bringing home four wins at the 2023 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards including: Female Artist of the Year (presented to her by her idol Dolly Parton), Album of the Year for her critically acclaimed album Bell Bottom Country, and Music Event of the Year and Visual Media of the Year for her collaborative hit “wait in the truck” with HARDY. The reigning New Female Artist and Song of The Year winner, Wilson is this year’s most nominated and most awarded female artist with six total nominations. The last female to win New Female Artist of the Year, then Female Artist of the Year the following year was Carrie Underwood in 2005/2006.
Kicking off her first performance of the evening the country-starlet hit the stage alongside label mate Jelly Roll to debut and perform their latest collaboration “Save Me”, which is now available on all streaming platforms. For her second appearance, she delivered an electrifying show with her critically acclaimed and fan favourite track “Grease”. Listen to “Save Me” now here.
“I cannot thank The Academy of Country Music enough for their ongoing support throughout my career” said Wilson. “From meeting Dolly Parton for the first time as she presented the Female Artist of the Year award, to getting to perform alongside Jelly Roll, an absolute rulebreaker in the industry, I will never forget this night”.
Recently breaking the record for the shortest gap between No.1 singles at US Country Radio 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 her latest single “Watermelon Moonshine” (as heard on Yellowstone) will be shipped to radio on Monday, 29th May.
Already this year, Wilson has won four ACM Awards, two CMT Music Awards, completed a 28-date sold out US headlining tour, been honoured as Billboard Women in Music’s 2023 “Rulebreaker”, started touring stadiums with Luke Combs as support on the US leg of his world tour and performed overseas on the main stage at C2C Festival in London, Dublin and Glasgow.
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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 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.