Lainey Wilson Strips Back “Wildflowers & Wild Horses” For Opening Performance At The National Finals Rodeo

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Country music and rodeo go hand in hand.

The Super Bowl of rodeo just took place in Las Vegas for an electric ten rounds of the National Finals Rodeo. While each night highlights some of the best athletes in the nation, it also showcases some of the best acts in country music.

Lainey Wilson, one of the biggest names in country music now, appeared at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, showing that she shares the cowgirl spirit of rodeo lovers. During her performance for round nine, she blew into the arena on a Barbie Dream horse with a flowing mane before taking the stage.

Wilson took the stage to perform her next radio single, “Wildflowers And Wild Horses.”

The stripped-back performance of the single is electric and brings the arena to its feet. Taking the stage sporting a Canadian tuxedo with full-length chaps, she is joined on stage with another acoustic guitar. From the song’s start, Wilson belts out the Wild West lyrics, powerfully delivering the vocals.

Even though it is primarily an acoustic performance, Wilson keeps the energy high as she makes her signature kick dance move from the microphone stand right as fireworks go off from the arena dirt. At the end of the song, she leaves it all on the stage as she sings through a chorus for the final time.

“I’m five generations of blazing a trail
Through barbed wire valleys and overgrown dells
I’m barefoot and bareback and born tough as nails…”

The crowd is roaring when it’s time for her to sing the final note.

If that performance doesn’t fire you up to watch some bucking stock and barrel racing, I’m not sure what does.

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