Multi-award-winning singer and songwriter, Lainey Wilson took home two CMT awards including: Female Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year with HARDY at the 2023 CMT Awards on 2nd April, 2023. As one of the fastest growing artists in Nashville, Wilson led this year’s award show with four nominations, the first woman to do so in two years.
Following the performance of her latest single “Heart Like a Truck” on the 2023 CMT Awards, the critically acclaimed track jumped two spots on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart giving Wilson her third US No.1 hit. Wilson has a strong history with CMT, from first being recognised by its prestigious Next Women of Country franchise in 2019, to receiving her first CMT nomination in 2021 and first CMT performance in 2022, to being honoured as CMT’s 2022 Breakout Artist of the Year, and most recently joining the likes of Ingrid Andress, Madeline Edwards, Morgan Wade, and Alanis Morissette to perform “You Oughta Know” at this year’s award show to honour of the 10th anniversary of CMT’s Next Women of Country.
“I cannot thank my fans and CMT enough for their ongoing support throughout my career,” said Wilson. “To be able to perform alongside absolute trailblazers while also being nominated in the same category with some of Country music’s best is something I could have only dreamed of a few years ago.”
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 charts, currently sitting in the top 5. Not to mention, “Smell Like Smoke” – originally heard on the critically acclaimed TV show Yellowstone and featured on her latest album Bell Bottom Country – is No. 1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s Hot 30 weekend countdown.