BMG/Broken Bow Records’ Lainey Wilson and Stoney Creek Records’ Jelly Roll took home a total of six awards and delivered three stand-out performances and show stopping acceptance speeches at Country Music’s Biggest Night, the CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. In the 57-year history of the awards, Lainey Wilson shattered glass as the first female country artist in over a decade to capture “Entertainer of the Year” joining a class of iconic trail blazers Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, The Chicks and Taylor Swift. Premiering the television broadcast performance of her next single “Wildflowers And Wild Horses” from her “Album of the Year” winning Bell Bottom Country, Lainey Wilson ignited the stage with a fiery delivery solidifying her recognition as the most awarded artist at the 2023 broadcast.
As Jelly Roll’s monster smash hit “Save Me” featuring Lainey approaches the top of charts, this “New Artist of the Year” winner kicked off the broadcast with a soulful/gospel rendition of multi-format hit “Need a Favor” with the iconic Wynonna Judd.
Lainey Wilson wins:
- Entertainer of the Year
- Female Artist of the Year (Her second consecutive win in this category)
- Album of the Year – Bell Bottom Country – Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
- Music Video of the Year – “wait in the truck” Hardy featuring Lainey Wilson
- Musical Event of the Year – “wait in the truck” Hardy featuring Lainey Wilson
Jelly Roll wins: