Who is Lainey Wilson?

Lainey Wilson is a famous American country music singer-songwriter. She performed from an early age, prior to going to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career as a country performer. In 2014, Wilson launched her first album, followed by a second on the Lone Chief label in 2016. She gained a publishing deal and then launched an extended play (EP) in 2019, which consisted of the track ”Things a Man Oughta Know”. The song was issued as a single through the BBR Music Group and finally reached No. 1 on the American country songs chart in 2020.

Lainey Wilson Career

2011-2018: Early years in Nashville and independent releases

Lainey completed high school and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in August 2011. She initially lived in a camper trailer outside a recording studio in Nashville. The studio owner paid for her water and electricity to assist make ends meet. For several years, she played a variety of small shows and worked on her songwriting. In 2014, she launched a self-titled album on the Cupit label, followed by her second album Tougher in 2016. The disc was launched on the Lone Chief label. The project garnered an audience ad charted on the Billboard Top Country Albums list in 2016. Wilson issued her second EP, a self-titled collection that was self-released in 2018. This led to her signing a publishing deal with SONY/ATV in 2018, and also signed a management deal the same year.

2019-present: Breakout success with ”Things a Man Oughta Know”

Lainey signed a major-label recording deal with BBR Music Group in 2018. Her first major-label launch was her third EP Redneck Hollywood (2019). Wilson’s debut major label track was also launched in 2019 titled ”Dirty Looks”. Off the Record praised the EP, highlighting her songwriting and the production from producer Jay Joyce. She then gained attention from Country Music Television, who included her in their ”Listen Up” Class of 2019 and on their ”2019 CMT Next Women of Country” tour. Wilson toured with Morgan Wallen in 2019, and during this time, several of her tracks were featured in the Paramount Network show Yellowstone.

In August 2020, the BBR label issued her next single to radio titled ”Things a Man Oughta Know”. The single gained heavy media attention from sites such as Apple Music, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and Pandora. The track became her breakout single, reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and No. 1 on the Country Songs chart by 2021. It was also included in her third studio album Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ (2021). The disc was her first full-length album collection issued on the BBR label and contained 12 songs. This was her second to reach the Billboard country albums list, topping at No. 40. The disc gained positive reviews.


Wilson then appeared as a supporting act on Jason Aldean’s ”Back in the Saddle Tour” in 2021. She collaborated with Cole Swindell on his track ”Never Say Never”, in 2021. The duet was launched as the second single from Swindell’s 4th studio album Stereotype and became her second single to top the Billboard country chart. This was followed by her 2022 solo song called ”Heart Like a Truck”. She gained a leading 6 nominations at the 56th Annual Country Music Association Awards, becoming the 4th artist to gain 6 or more nominations as a first-time nominee.

Musical style and influences

Her musical style is rooted in country music but also consists of elements of southern rock, pop, contemporary country, and classic country. In describing her own music, she characterized it as ”bell-bottom country”, which Taste of Country called ”a cross between easy listening and hard truths.” She has been heavily inspired by Dolly Parton, paying tribute to her in the self-composed single ”WWDD” (What Would Dolly Do). Wilson also credits Lee Ann Womack as an influence on her career and music.

A photo of Lainey Wilson
A photo of Lainey Wilson

How old is Lainey Wilson?

Lainey Wilson was born in Baskin, Louisiana, U.S., and is aged 30, born on May 19, 1992. She shares her birthday with famous people including JoJo Siwa, Marshmello, Sam Smith, Nikocado Avocado, Nick DiGiovanni, Malcolm X, Grace Jones, and many more.

Lainey Wilson Family

Who are Lainey Wilson’s parents?

Lainey Wilson was born to Brian Wilson and Gwen Wilson in Baskin, Louisiana, a town of just 250 people. Her father was a farmer and her mother was a schoolteacher. The family frequently listened to classic country music by Glen Campbell and Buck Owens. Her father taught her a couple of chords and she was soon writing songs by her preteen years.

Does Lainey Wilson have siblings?

Wilson was born to her parents into a family of two children and has one sister named Janna Wilson.

Lainey Wilson Education

Wilson attended high school in her hometown, where she performed at parties and festivals impersonating Hannah Montanna. After graduating from high school she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in music.

Lainey Wilson Interests

Wilson grew interested in music from a young age as her family listened often to classic country music. By the age of 9, she attended a performance of the Grand Ole Opry and was drawn more to the music. After learning a couple of chords from her father, she started writing songs in her preteen years. She launched an extended play (EP) on Myspace called Country Girls Rule in 2006. In high school, she took a job impersonating Hannah Montana and often booked her own shows. At the shows, she performed as Hannah Montana at birthday parties, festivals, and fairs across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. She also performed once for child cancer patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She credits Dolly Parton and Lee Ann Womack as influences on her career and music.

Lainey Wilson Boyfriend

Wilson is currently single and not married, and has not been linked to any relationships by the media. She is focused on her career and has not shown any interest in relationships.

Lainey Wilson Children

Wilson is not dating anyone at the moment and does not have any children of her own to date.

Lainey Wilson Height

Wilson has a beautiful, sexy, and well-curved body with an average height of 5 ft 6 in (1.67 m) and a moderate weight of 56 kg (123 lbs).

Lainey Wilson Net Worth

American country music singer-songwriter, Wilson has been active in music from 2011 to the present. She has launched various albums and has garnered an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million as of 2022.

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