Lainey Wilson: What She Finds ‘Hard To Hold On To’
Lainey Wilson’s 2023 was jam packed leading up to her November CMA win of Entertainer of the Year. Now, with 2024 to look forward to and a headlining tour, Lainey appreciates the little down moments in life a lot more.
Wilson told us recently she strives for the small steps in life these days, “It sounds silly, but just taking the time to do those kind of things like sitting on my front porch, doing my devotionals, talking to the Lord, talking to my friends, just making sure that there is time for that. There’s been moments where I have been in survival mode and like great things are happening like wham, bam, thank you ma’am, and you’ve got to move on to the next thing.”
She added, “It’s about trying to be as present as you can and enjoying the ride because it is hard to hold on to.”
Lainey cites that she gets support from everyone in her crew. She offered, “I do have a lot of people in my life, even Mike sitting back there. He’s security, but also my therapist. He helps me with a lot. And I have a lot of people on the road who will just sit there with me, sit out in a rocking chair next to the bus and put my feet in the dirt, go on a walk, and do things like that.”
Wilson recently posted a video of an end-of-tour gift exxhange between her and HARDY on her Instagram. In a video clip posted among photos from the last night of the tour, you can see Lainey and HARDY in a dressing room, and she says as she bends down to open a guitar, “We played a radio show together and what’s the name of that guitar?” HARDY says, “No f—— way, dude. I’ve been thinking about that forever, and I just didn’t want to say anything.” Wilson gets the guitar out and says, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” She laughs, “I’m opening your gift!” She shows her friend that the guitar has a mockingbird and a crow on “the end.” He shouts, “Oh my God, dude. Give me a hug. It’s gonna make me cry.” She says, “I love you! Thank you for everything.”
HARDY says, “That is such a good gift,” They both call the guitar “bad a–” and he strums it for a minute before giving her an envelope saying, “Here’s yours,” telling the camera, “We’re gonna put her up at Blackberry Farms for a few days.” Blackberry Farm is a luxury hotel in the Smoky Mountains.
See that post here.