Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
“On the Road” with Lainey Wilson is now available on CMT’s socials and YouTube channel.
With her infectious smile, warm embraces, distinctive voice, and a determined attitude, Lainey Wilson has endeared herself to country music fans, winning hearts one sing-along and one friendship at a time.
The country music community rallied behind her, culminating in her major triumph at the CMA Awards in November, where she clinched the night’s most prestigious accolade, Entertainer of the Year.
In December, CMT joined Wilson on the road, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how she manages her life and skyrocketing career. “On The Road” with Lainey Wilson is currently available.
Reflecting on her journey, she expressed, “Everything from the ACMs and the CMAs, and here we are Grammy-nominated,” revealing her upcoming four-night performance at the Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. “It’s a little bit hard for me to wrap my head around. It’s awesome. It’s a great way to end the year.”
The documentary provides an intimate look at Lainey Wilson’s life, featuring moments with her boyfriend, Devlin “Duck” Hodges, as they prepare for shows, rehearse with Miranda Lambert, engage with fans, and perform. Throughout, it delves into detailed conversations about how she remains grounded and focused on her priorities.
Addressing the impact she has on her young fans, Wilson expressed, “My favorite part of the journey so far is seeing all the little girls in their bell bottoms and their hats,” noting her signature style. “It’s wild, and I do feel a big responsibility.”
In a similar vein, she emphasized self-affirmation, a message she shared at the CMA Awards and continues to work on. “It’s getting up every single day and looking at yourself in the mirror and saying, ‘I’m beautiful, I’m Godly, I’m smart, I am talented, and I can do anything I set my mind to.’ If somebody tells me I can’t do it, hold my beer. You’ve got to speak it to believe it.”
The documentary captures heartwarming moments, such as Wilson placing a cowboy hat on a young girl’s head during a show, dubbing her “cowgirl of the night.”
When facing overwhelming moments, Wilson draws strength from her early days in Nashville, emphasizing the importance of perseverance. “It’s really crazy how that part of me has never really gone anywhere,” she said. “I’m still using that part of me to get further on down the road.”
Acknowledging the challenges of the music industry, Wilson remains resilient in the face of criticism. “If you allow the opinions of others to really eat at you, it can tear you down and be hard to get out of that hole,” she noted. Confident in her purpose, she stated, “I know for a dang fact I’m supposed to be doing this.”
Recalling her determination from childhood, Wilson shared a story about getting her first horse. “I go back to little Lainey,” she said. “My daddy brings this horse home that had never been ridden, and he puts me on the back of him. He’s like, ‘I got you a horse, let’s see what you got.’ I remember the horse bucking, acting crazy. I’d say, ‘I want down, I want down.’ And he just told me, you better hold on. But when I say I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it.”