Lainey Wilson Opens the New Year with Three Live Performances in a Row at "Nashville's Big Bash"

Lainey Wilson made a grand entrance to start off the second half of New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash. To welcome in the New Year, she gave back-to-back renditions of two beloved songs:

"Heart Like a Truck" and "Grease." Following a brief intermission, she sang "Wildflowers and Wild Horses." Following other acts, she returned for two more songs. She performed "Smell Like Smoke" after playing "Watermelon Moonshine."

She returned for a second two-piece as if that weren't enough. Before allowing Grace Bowers and Jackson Dean to perform a cover of "Can't Get Enough of Your Love," Wilson gave a performance of "Things a Man Oughta Know."

Wilson entered the stage wearing a floor-length coat with a large fur shawl reminiscent of Pendleton's designs, which she later removed to show a glittering bell-bottom body suit. 

Her turquoise jewelry and a razor-sharp cowboy hat finished the ensemble. What's more, she gave the audience what they had been waiting all night to witness. 

 The entire audience was singing along to the CMA Entertainer of the Year during her entire performance. All one has to do is watch this performance to find out how she was able to win the coveted honor.

Wilson has had success in 2023. The past 12 months have seen a meteoric rise in the Louisiana native's career. The CMA Awards in November served as the high point of the roller coaster trip. 

 With nine nominations going into the night, she had more than any other nominee. It's crucial to remember that Wilson was only a nominee for the second time at the CMA Awards.

Wilson left the CMA Awards with five prizes. HARDY's "wait in the truck" won both Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. In addition, she won Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year, and Female Vocalist of the Year.

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