After a breakout year with her newest album, Bell Bottom Country, Lainey Wilson continued her success, taking home her first-ever Grammy for Best Country Album.
Lainey released the album on October 28, 2022, barely qualifying it for this year’s Grammy cycle. Since its release, the 16-song album has amassed over 650 million streams. The album also finished 95 on the US Billboard’s Year-End 200.
In a heartfelt acceptance speech, Lainey thanked her co-contributors and paid homage to her small-town upbringing.
“I am from a farming community in northeast Louisiana–a little town of 200 people. And, I’m a fifth-generation farmer’s daughter, and I would consider myself a farmer too. And sometimes when you find the right farming community, you can have the harvest of a lifetime–and I truly believe that. And, I think that’s exactly what this is tonight.”
To win the award, Lainey beat out the likes of artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Zach Bryan, and Tyler Childers. She was also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance earlier in the evening alongside Jelly Roll for their song “Save Me.”