ACM winner Lainey Wilson shares what she would tell her when she was younger, it looks like Nashville
Singer-songwriter Lainey Wilson took home a big prize at last night’s ACM Awards, taking home the New Female Vocalist and Song of the Year trophies for ‘Things a Man Oughta Know’.
The achievements marked Wilson’s first victories at a major award show, and they signify his growing prominence in the country music genre. While Wilson may be a new name for some fans, the Louisiana-born singer has been working towards her dreams since moving to Nashville more than 10 years ago. Now that she has a few ACM Awards under her belt, Wilson shared what she would come back and say to her dream-filled young self.
“If I could talk to Lainey, who moved to Nashville in 2011 in a trailer, I’d say, ‘A lot of people are going to think you’re crazy, and you might be a little crazy, but take your time, roll up your sleeves, elbow grease and you’ll be fine,” she told reporters in the ACM press room. “‘Just tell the truth, write the truth, and let your light shine.'”
“I would just say, ‘It’s going to go as planned,'” she adds. “I’m here and I deserve to be here and it’s a damn good feeling.”
In her Song of the Year acceptance speech, Wilson thanked her team and her fans, saying the reaction to her music has been “answered prayer.” About his award-winning song, Wilson pointed out that “Things a Man Oughta Know” is for everyone.
“This song is about treating people well, and it’s not something any man should know, it’s something we all need to know,” she told the crowd during the presentation. prices. “This is the golden rule.”
Wilson also took the stage to perform this hit song later that night.
The 57th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards was hosted by Dolly Parton, Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen. The commercial-free, two-hour show streams live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. For fans who missed the show, it will rebroadcast on IMDb TV starting March 8 at 8 p.m. ET. Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can also watch the show on the Amazon Music app starting March 10 at 8 p.m. ET. See the full list of winners here.