Lainey Wilson Wins ACM Award For Song of The Year With Her Very First #1 “Things A Man Oughta Know”

A woman singing into a microphone
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ACM

Credit where it’s due: The ACM’s got this one RIGHT.

In a somewhat surprising (but very well deserved) win, Lainey Wilson took home the ACM Award for Song of the Year. The only female in this category this year, she was up against “Buy Dirt,” “7 Summers”, “Fancy Like” and “Knowing You”.

And I mean, seeing Yellowstone’s Luke Grimes (Kayce Dutton) present the award wasn’t the worst part of the night by any stretch of the imagination:

It was super ironic having him present at the show, though, knowing that almost none of the artists they feature on the Yellowstone playlist will ever appear on the ACM’s:

Lainey and Chris Stapleton are probably the only ones from the soundtrack we’ll get to see on these awards shows, but she’s actually had three songs on the hit show including “Small Town, Girl,” “Straight Up Sideways” and “Workin’ Overtime.”

Lainey’s unquestionably one of the brightest young stars in all of country music, and it’s just fantastic to see her winning the big awards. “Things A Man Oughta Know” was her first career #1 at country radio, and it’s a kickass song that is as country as they come.

After moving to Nashville from a small town in Louisiana and living in a camper, Lainey’s worked her ass off and deserves every single bit of the success she’s seeing now:

“Things A Man Oughta Know”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock