Lainey Wilson’s zealous appetite for songwriting and performing planted its roots at an age when she had more fingers on one hand than years under her belt. Year after year, song after song, her enthusiasm and fervor for telling stories through music has never let up. As the daughter of a farmer, she is no stranger to hard work and making the most of every discovered opportunity. Throughout high school, Wilson developed her musical sensibility and stage presence by performing at birthday parties and charity events in the guise of teen idol Hannah Montana...often opening the show with a special appearance by Lainey Wilson herself.
Wilson spent several years traveling back and forth to Nashville from her tiny hometown of Baskin, La. to write and record songs before she finally decided it was time to put down roots in Music City. Rather than deal with the hassle of packing her life away in boxes, Wilson simply hitched up her Flagstaff bumper-pull camper trailer and made the 7.5-hour trek to west Nashville, where she anchored her unconventional residence in the back of a friend’s studio parking lot for the next two years.
Since then,Wilson’s budding career as an in-demand songwriter on Music Row has fostered hundreds of songs, including her current single “Workin’ Overtime, which is the first release from a self-titled EP due in April 2018. She has also landed cuts by fellow rising artists Luke Combs and Kasey Tyndall, ultimately capturing the attention of publishing powerhouse Sony/ATV, which signed Wilson to an exclusive publishing deal in late 2017. As a performer, Wilson’s rural Louisiana accent lays the foundation for her retro-classic country tone, which renders her a unique voice in today’s modern country scene. Having opened for several major artists such as Joe Nichols, Andy Griggs, Josh Thompson, Dylan Scott, Kevin Sharp, Deana Carter, Tracey Lawrence, William Michael Morgan, and Jamie Lynn Spears, Wilson’s energetic live show blends elements of classic Southern Rock bands and bold female country paradigms like Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn.