Lainey Wilson Tops CMA Awards Nominations


Wilson Scores 6 Nominations, Including the Coveted Album of the Year and Song of the Year Awards

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NASHVILLE, TN – (For Immediate Release) – Announced yesterday, Broken Bow Records artist Lainey Wilson has been nominated for a staggering six CMA Awards. With these six nominations, Wilson becomes the most nominated artist of the year and the fourth artist ever to receive six nominations in their first eligible year. Wilson’s nominations come in the following categories:

Album of the Year: Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’

Song of the Year: “Things a Man Oughta Know”

Female Vocalist of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Music Video of the Year: “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell

Musical Event of the Year: “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell

“This is my first time being cordially invited to the CMA Awards and what a wonderful invitation it is,” said Lainey Wilson. “It has been such a challenging but beautiful journey up until this point and to see the Country music community and the incredible fans be so receptive to me and my music is such a blessing. I’m so grateful for this moment.”

Since arriving with her critically heralded and CMA nominated Album of the Year label debut Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, Wilson has received universal praise and recognition including winning three trophies at the 2022 ACM’s including New Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, taking home iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best New Country Artist, Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2021, and MusicRow Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Breakthrough Artist-Writer of the Year.  And now, Lainey Wilson has been nominated for six CMA Awards.

Wilson’s PLATINUM Certified 2022 ACM Song of the Year, “Things a Man Oughta Know,” earned Wilson her first-ever US No. 1 radio hit, quickly followed by her second with “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell.

Wilson’s forthcoming studio album Bell Bottom Country will be released on October 28th. The album features 14 tracks, including her newest single, “Heart Like a Truck,” which is currently climbing radio charts. The “as sturdy as its title” (Rolling Stone) single, which is currently climbing through the Top 40 on US Country radio has been performed on NBC’s TODAY and on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

This autumn, she’ll also make her acting debut in season 5 of Academy Award-nominee Taylor Sheridan’s critically acclaimed series, Yellowstone. Lainey will take on the role of Abby, a character Taylor Sheridan crafted specifically for the singer and will allow her to perform new original music written and recorded by Lainey herself.

US fans can catch Lainey on the Ain’t Always the Cowboy Tour with Jon Pardi this autumn, as well as select tour dates with Luke Combs. 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 Jason Aldean, Morgan Wallen, Hardy, Ashley McBryde, Randy Houser and more. For more information about the “bona fide redneck warrior princess” (Saving Country Music), visit


“Vocalist of unmatched talent, humbled by her characteristic humor and wit,” – American Songwriter

“Wilson has announced her arrival as an artist with something to say and the emotional intelligence to say it in a way that will stick with you.” – Rolling Stone

“When Lainey Wilson walks into the room, you damn well know it…then she speaks in her Louisiana twang about the dreams she once had and the dreams she still wants to make true, and it is that moment when you realize that you are speaking to not just another country music wannabe. You just might be talking to a future legend.” – People

“Unquestionably the finest new talent…” – Music Row


ACM New Female of the Year 2022 winner, Lainey Wilson has earned the enthusiasm of the industry, having been named to nearly every “Artist to Watch” list, winning MusicRow Magazine’s Discovery Artist of the Year award and being crowned Billboard’s “Top New Country Artist of 2021,” 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 one of the “Top Country Albums of 2021” (Rolling StoneTaste of Country, and American Songwriter) 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 Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Hardy, Jon Pardi, Ashley McBryde, Randy Houser and more. Her current single (Top 40 and climbing), “Heart Like a Truck” is the follow up to her recent return to the top of the Country radio charts with the two-week No. 1 hit, “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell. She will release her hotly anticipated album, Bell Bottom Country on October 28th, just before making her acting debut on the hit series Yellowstone on November 13th.