Lainey Wilson was determined from a young age to make it big in the country music industry. She wrote her first songs at the age of nine and started playing the guitar a few years later. She moved to Nashville right out of high school and struggled for years to live up to the starving artist cliché until finally signing with a major record label in 2018.
Since then she has won three Academy of Country Music Awards and two Country Music Association Awards. Her single “Things a Man Oughta Know” reached number one on the Billboard Magazine Hot Country Songs chart in 2021. If you’re a loyal “Yellowstone” fan, at least you’ve heard her voice. No fewer than three of her songs were featured on what she considers “the coolest/most popular cowboy show ever,” an honor she’s deeply grateful for (via Wide Open Country).
Fans of the show will soon be able to put a face to the songs. Wilson has previously appeared in the Season 5 debut portraying a character named Abby, and it looks like this won’t be her only role on the show. According to the Daily Express, the show’s creator, Taylor Sheridan, has created a special recurring guest role just for her. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity to not only step out of my comfort zone and explore acting, but to share more of my music on such an incredible platform,” she told the online publication, “especially one that fans are eager to hear.” looking for music discovery.”