Lainey Wilson; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Lainey Wilson; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Lainey Wilson Says Being On ‘Yellowstone’ Is “A Huge Opportunity For Me To Share More Of My Music With The World”

Lainey Wilson is grateful for her role on season five of the Paramount Network’s popular western drama, Yellowstone.

Wilson, who’s previously had her songs, “Workin’ Overtime,” “Rolling Stone,” “Things A Man Oughta Know,” and “Small Town, Girl” featured in various episodes of the show, said she’s grateful for the opportunity to continue sharing her music via her new acting role.

“I’m like a fish out of water. I’m learning, I’m growing,” Wilson shared of getting to film scenes for her role on the series. “But it’s a huge opportunity for me to share more of my music with the world. And I’m gonna whoop some ass!”

And it sounds like Wilson is doing just that. The country singer revealed that actress Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth Dutton on the series, was immediately impressed with her abilities.

“On the first episode when we were filming, Kelly Reilly told me, ‘Had you not told me that this was your first time, I’d been thinking you’d been doing it forever,’” Wilson told CMT. “I took that as a compliment. I mean, she’s one of the best actresses in the entire world.”

Wilson credited God for providing her with the exciting opportunity and is fully embracing what He has set in her path.

“God is a blessing,” Wilson said. “My prayer has been for God to open doors for me and I’ve just said, if He does, I’m going to run through them. And for it to be doors that like no man himself could open or close. And this is truly what that is,” she added.

Wilson shared that she’d been cast in season five of Yellowstone back in June. In a conversation with SiriusXM’s The Highway, Wilson revealed that the show’s creator Taylor Sheridan called her personally and told her he was creating a character specifically for her.

“Taylor Sheridan, the writer and producer of the show called me back in February, and was like, ‘I’m creating a character specifically for you.’ And I’m like, ‘thank you, God and thank you, Taylor Sheridan.’ It’s a blessing,” Wilson gushed before telling The Highway she’d be playing a musician named Abby on the show.

Wilson posted a photo of herself on the show’s infamous ranch in Montana to confirm the news, writing, “see y’all on season 5 of @yellowstone,” adding a 💛 emoji to the caption.

Besides having her songs featured on the popular series, Wilson also performed a few tracks in honor of the Yellowstone season four finale through a partnership with Fritos. Season five of the series is set to premiere on Nov. 13.

In the meantime, Wilson announced her latest album Bell Bottom Country will drop on Oct. 28. Thus far, Wilson has shared two songs from her new album with fans, lead single, “Heart Like A Truck” and nostalgic first love track, “Watermelon Moonshine.”

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