Lainey Wilson topped the 2023 CMA nominations this morning (9/7), scoring nine nods in total, including the top nomination of Entertainer of the Year. She is nominated in the latter category against Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs, and Chris Stapleton.
Lainey’s other nominations include being nominated twice in the Musical Event category, once with HARDY for “Wait in The Truck” and the second nod with Jelly Roll for “Save Me.”
Lainey is also nominated for Album of the Year for Bell Bottom Country (an award she won from the ACMs in May) and her second nomination for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. She won the honor at last year’s (2022) CMA Awards in Nashville.
She was nominated twice for Single and Song of the Year for her song “Heart Like A Truck” and for her duet with HARDY, “Wait In The Truck.” Her ninth nomination is for Video of the Year for “Wait In The Truck.”
Wilson was up early this morning and posted a lengthy post to her fans on Instagram. She wrote, “Holy moly, y’all. Someone pinch me. I can’t believe my eyes. I’m so proud of everything we’ve done this year for my own music and these collabs with my brothers @hardy and @jellyroll615. Thank y’all for having me on these songs.”
She continued, “Being nominated in each of these categories amongst my friends means the world to me. And the coveted Entertainer Of The Year category?! It’s absolutely surreal. We bust our butts out there on the road every dang night to give y’all the best show possible, and I have the time of my life doing it.”
Lainey closed with, “All I gotta say is thank y’all. I love country music.”
Fans and friends reacted to her post, including her boyfriend, Devlin Hodges, who commented, “COLD @coorslight to celebrate this morning !!!!! Sheeesh !!!!! PROUD!” A fan wrote, “Here’s to hoping you rack up! Love your music!” One more die-hard said, “You deserve everything you’re receiving!!! I believe you are the Dolly Parton of our generation with your amazing voice and charismatic personality.”