And she talked to The Highway during a CMA Fest event not long after the announcement was made earlier today, saying that she got a call directly from creator Taylor Sheridan saying he created the new roll specifically for her.
Taylor is pretty much the guy in TV right now, so I can only imagine it was equally exciting as it was daunting to receive that news… I mean, there’s no universe in which you turn something like that down from Taylor himself:
“This is the first time I’ve said it out loud. So thi sis my first interview since we announced, this is my first itme I’m sayin’ it, I’m gonna be a co-star on Season five ‘Yellowstone.’
You know, she’s gonna be a musician and so I get to play my songs too, it’s perfect. Taylor Sheridan, the writer and producer of the show, called me back in February and was like, ‘I’m creating a character specifically for you.’
And I’m like, ‘Thank you God and thank you Taylor Sheridan. It’s a blessing.”
Lainey is a really bubbly, outgoing person with a hilarious personality, so seeing her try out a new job as an actress doesn’t seem like much of a stretch at all for the Louisiana native. If anyone in country music could make that move seamlessly, it’s her:
I don’t know how I’m gonna be able to wait till the fall to see her in action out in Montana alongside Kayce Dutton and Rip Wheeler… though I’ll admit, I might be slightly jealous, too.
Lainey’s music was previously featured on several different episodes of Yellowstone, including her songs “Workin’ Overtime,” “Rolling Stone,” and “Small Town, Girl,” so in a way, this feels like a natural next step for the Louisiana native.