Lainey Wilson Brings Signature ‘Bell Bottom Country’ Sound To ‘CMA Summer Jam’ — WATCH

Lainey Wilson gave CMA Summer Jam viewers a taste of what “bell bottom country” is all about on Thursday evening with a performance of her debut smash, “Things A Man Oughta Know.” Backed by Luke Bryan’s touring band, Wilson delivered…

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Posted on September 2, 2021

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Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy of ABC/CMA Summer Jam

Lainey Wilson gave CMA Summer Jam viewers a taste of what “bell bottom country” is all about on Thursday evening with a performance of her debut smash, “Things A Man Oughta Know.”

Backed by Luke Bryan’s touring band, Wilson delivered a confident performance of the track as fans in the audience sang along and waved their hands in the air. 

For Wilson, the chance to perform amongst the star-studded lineup was something she didn’t take for granted. 

“To be able to perform here at CMA Summer Jam, it’s just first of all, a dream come true to be on a lineup that’s just stacked with so many people that I look up to and I’ve looked up to for years,” Wilson explained prior to the broadcast. “I just feel like I’m kinda being welcomed with open arms and I just appreciate that so much and I feel like I’m headed in the right direction, so this is just it’s just an incredible opportunity for me.”

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Things A Man Oughta Know” is featured on Wilson’s debut album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’

CMA Summer Jam also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood.

Additionally, the three-hour show included star-studded collaborations by Bentley with HARDY & BRELAND, Underwood and Dwight Yoakam, Lambert with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line feat. Thomas Rhett, newlyweds Shelton and Stefani, as well as Swindell & Bryan. 

CMA Summer Jam aired on Thursday, September 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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