Lainey Wilson Takes Home The CMA Award For New Artist Of The Year AND Female Vocalist Of The Year

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Lainey Wilson deserves all of this and more.

She took home the CMA Award for both New Artist of the Year AND Female Vocalist of the Year tonight, marking her first ever wins at the Country Music Awards:

Holy moly y’all!! 😭❤️🥹This is such a blessing. Thank you to all of the fans, my team, my cowriters and collaborators, my supporters and even the ones that doubted me.

This is only the beginning!! Let’s go!!! I love country music. #CMAawards @CMA #NewArtistOfTheYear #FemaleVocalistOfTheYear #BellBottomCountry.”

She gave a great speech when she accepted for New Artist of the Year, acknowledging that she felt speechless up there and explaining how much it meat to her to be there:

“If you know me, then you know that I am rarely speechless. And I feel pretty speechless right now. I will say, this win right here is for that nine year old little girl who wrote her first song, um, who knew in her hear this is what she was supposed to do.

This is for those 11 years that I have been here in Nashville and not taken no for an answer. Thank you.

This right here is for everybody who has believed in me, and a little bit for the ones who even didn’t… God bless y’all, we just gettin’ started! Let’s go!”

Lainey has been on a tear this year, releasing her fourth studio album Bell Bottom Country a few weeks ago, in addition to gearing up to make her acting debut on Season 5 of Yellowstone this Sunday.

The Louisiana native started out living in a camper in her friends backyard when she first moved to Nashville 11 years ago, so to see all this happening for a true country queen is absolutely incredible.

And just like she said in her speech, she’s just getting started…

She also teamed up with Hardy for a performance of their murder ballad duet “Wait in the Truck”:

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