LAINEY WILSON’S MUSIC RETURNS TO YELLOWSTONE FOR SEASON FINALE
Celebrates Third Appearance in Hit Show with CMT Takeover
NASHVILLE, TN—(August 24, 2020)— Rising Country artist, Lainey Wilson, celebrated her music’s return to the hit series, Yellowstone with her recently released, “Small Town, Girl” appearing in last night’s season three finale, by partnering with CMT for an Instagram takeover and live-tweet commentary throughout the episode. Fans watched alongside Wilson as they found themselves enchanted and ultimately dumbfounded by the cliffhanger ending, immediately leaving every fan clammoring for Season 4. Additionally, Wilson recorded an at-home performance of “Small Town, Girl” and her fan-favorite “Things a Man Oughta Know” for CMT which was also re-posted from the Yellowstone account and has already earned more than 200k views.
The inclusion of “Small Town, Girl” in last night’s finale follows the inclusion of Wilson’s “Straight Up Sideways” in season three, episode six, which sent the song trending on the all-genre US Top Shazam charts. Yellowstone has become a respected series known for its well-crafted soundtrack which boosts sales, streams, and discovery of featured artists.
“I can’t say enough about Taylor Sheridan, his work, and the way he supports and champions music alongside his projects. What he’s created with the show Yellowstone is something special,” said Lainey Wilson. “I grew up in the rodeo world and my Deddy was a horse trader alongside being a farmer. My parents put me on a horse before I could walk. So when I sit down to watch this show, it reminds me so much of my childhood and the cowboy that raised me. The show is full of characters who stand up for what they believe in and strive for good character – two things I think a man surely oughta know.”
ABOUT LAINEY WILSON:
Pinned as an “Artist to Watch” in 2020 by Pandora, The Boot, and Sounds Like Nashville and included in CMT’s “Next Women of Country” program, Wilson kicked off the year by making her Grand Ole Opry debut—a dream come true for the Baskin, Louisiana native. Hailing from the small farming community, the Country newcomer has as much grit in her as she does soul. She moved to Nashville in a bumper-pull camper trailer to pursue a career in music and has been carving her own unique place in the country music landscape ever since, already garnering early praise for her “unabashedly down-home and unflappably worldly” (NPR) style and exhibiting “just enough scars and pragmatism to write great, universal country songs” (Taste of Country). From landing multiple TV placement in Paramount Network’s hit series Yellowstone to having co-writer credits on songs recorded by fellow country artists including Luke Combs, the songstress’ talents continue to influence more than just her own artistry. Taking her talents out into the world, Lainey continuously logs an impressive number of miles on the road, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the US, UK, and Germany with notable names like Justin Moore, Tyler Farr, Ashley McBryde, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Morgan Wallen, and more.
Wanting to give her listeners more music to sink their teeth into, Wilson released four brand new tracks throughout the first part of 2020 – “WWDD”, “Rolling Stone”, “Sunday Best”, and “Small Town, Girl” – pleasing current fans and attracting new ones with her fresh but familiar “bell-bottom country” sound which she explains as “country with a flare” and The Boot describes as “a cross between easy listening and hard truths”. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning mastermind Jay Joyce, Wilson made her label debut on the BBR Music Group/BMG flagship imprint, Broken Bow Records with her EP Redneck Hollywood, featuring her current radio single “Things A Man Oughta Know”. A song inspired by things Wilson’s parents taught her growing up coupled with character building lessons derived from past relationships, both good and bad, “Things A Man Oughta Know” is simply “a song every country fan needs to hear in 2020” (Taste of Country). Amidst the new track releases, Lainey also revealed a stripped back acapella video of “Things A Man Oughta Know” verifying “The only thing hidden behind the catchy, contemporary production of both of this year’s previous releases with Jay Joyce, is a vocalist of unmatched talent, humbled by her characteristic humor and wit.” (American Songwriter).
With the same vehement determination and unequivocal confidence that has fueled her momentum thus far, Lainey continues to hone her already prolific songwriting abilities, constantly churning out new songs and yearning for the return of live shows which she is sure will be bigger, better, and more passionate than ever. As a farmer’s daughter, Wilson puts it in layman’s terms: “Whether you’re a farmer from northeastern Louisiana or an artist with a story and a song, we get up every single day and we work toward that harvest. And we do what it takes, because it’s in our blood, and we don’t know any other way.”
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