Country Superstar WOWS In ‘Yellowstone,’ New Role Couldn’t Be A More Perfect Fit

Lainey Wilson, a country music star, recently won two highly sought-after CMA Awards—New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. Adding to her success, she also made her acting debut in Season 5 of Yellowstone. 

Not surprisingly, Wilson’s character in Yellowstone is a singer as well. Wilson’s music was previously featured in the show and will also be playing her own original music in the series.

While Wilson made her acting debut in the current season of Yellowstone, the Louisiana native has had her original songs such as “Small Town, Girl,” featured on the Yellowstonesoundtrack.

Speaking of Yellowstone in a press release, Willson said, “I grew up in the rodeo world and my daddy was a horse trader alongside being a farmer. My parents put me on a horse before I could walk. So when I sit down to watch this show, it reminds me so much of my childhood and the cowboy that raised me.”

Surprisingly, the role of Abby was written into the show specifically for Wilson. According to an interview with the New York Post, Wilson met Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan after one of her songs was featured on the show.

Wilson said, “I met Taylor Sheridan after he put one of my songs in the show. He invited me out to Vegas to play a horse-riding competition. And we really kind of bonded over horses.”

Sheridan must have liked what he as Wilson stated,  “In February, he called me and just said, ‘I want to create a character specifically for you,” she explained on The Bobby Bones Show.


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