Lainey Wilson brought her first-ever headlining Country With A Flare Tour to Nashville for an evening that allowed the Yellowstone Season 5 actress to put her unique brand of country music on full display. Ben Chapman and American Idol runner-up HunterGirl served as support.
The country superstar closed out her two-night residency of sold out shows at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville on Thursday (Mar. 16) with an impressive showcase of her latest album, Bell Bottom Country.
Donning her signature bell bottoms (blue with her initials embrodiered on the back pockets), western shirt, vest and Holler Hat Co. hat, Wilson stormed onto the stage with a rowdy performance of “LA,” a track from her debut album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’.
“I feel like I’m watching my dreams come true right in front of my eyes and it’s crazy,” Wilson professed during the show with a big smile on her face. “Thank y’all so much.”
Wilson went on to deliver an electrifying 19-song set that featured 13 tracks from her sophomore album, Bell Bottom Country, including “Smell Like Smoke,” “Road Runner,” “Watermelon Moonshine,” “Hold My Halo,” “Atta Girl,” “Grease,” “Those Boots (Deddy’s Song),” “Wildflowers And Wild Horses,” “Weak-End,” “Heart Like A Truck,” “Hillbilly Hippie,” “Live Off” and “What’s Up (3 Non Blondes Cover),” as well as her first-ever No. 1 hit “Things A Man Oughta Know” and fan-favorite tracks “LA” and “Dirty Looks.”
The 30-year-old Louisiana native’s set list also featured covers of Jean Knight’s 1971 classic “Mr. Big Stuff,” Rick Derringer’s “Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo” as well as 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up?”
Wilson commanded the audience unlike anything we’ve ever seen with her energy-filled performance while also showcasing gratitiude for their endless support and often interacted with fans in attendance. After performing “Atta Girl,” Wilson even gifted a young fan on the front row a necklace right off her neck.
The reigning CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year truly had the capacity crowd in the palm of her hands throughout her entire set with her captivating stage presence, proving she’s destined to one day be named an Entertainer Of The Year.
Lainey Wilson’s second consecutive sold-out concert in Music City included several highlights, which we listed out below.
Chreographed Dance Routine During “Grease”
During Wilson’s performance of “Grease,” she was joined by famed TikTok breakdancers Darion “Reaper” Ahonen, Jordan “Cookup” Hopson, Ishmael “TK” Griffie and Jonte “Sir Esto” Williams for a flawlessly choreographed dance routine.
Wilson belted out the lyrics to the tune while dancing in perfect sync with the four dancers that surrounded her on stage.
Beautiful Tribute To Her Dad
Wilson made sure to honor her “Deddy,” Brian Wilson, with a performance of “Those Boots (Deddy’s Song),” which he inspired.
“Every morning before my Deddy went to work, he would call my name and I’d come running out of the trailer into the house and I would help pull his blue jeans down over the top of his boots,” Wilson explained. “That was my job. It made me feel special, it made me feel important and I don’t think I realized it until a little bit later on in life. My Deddy is a cowboy, he’s a farmer, he’s a horse trader, he is a tough son of a gun and he’s the one who taught me to pull up my boot straps when times get tough. My Deddy got sick last year, so now we’re having to tell him when to pull his up. This one’s for my Deddy.”
Strumming an acoustic guitar, Wilson went on to perform the heartfelt tune.
“Wait In The Truck”/”Heart Like A Truck” Mashup
The chart-topping hitmaker also performed the Top 10 and climbing hit “Wait In The Truck,” a duet she shares with HARDY, which flawlessly blended into her soaring performance of her current single, “Heart Like A Truck.” Wilson truly allowed her impeccable vocals to shine vibrantly during her performance of “Heart Like A Truck,” which included a goosebump-inducing high note that she nailed.
Wilson’s sold-out Country With A Flare Tour kicked off on January 4 in Spokane, Washington at the Knitting Factory and continues through March 31, where the stint wraps up in Columbus, Ohio at The Bluestone.
The Country With A Flare Tour, presented by Stella Rosa Future is Female, features support from country newcomers Ben Chapman, Meg McRee and Leah Blevins on select dates.
Later this month, Wilson will join Luke Combs on his massive 2023 stadium tour. Combs’ trek kicks off on March 25, 2023, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX and features support from Wilson, Riley Green, Flatland Cavalry and Brent Cobb. The sold-out world tour will wrap up on July 29 in Philadelphia, PA at Lincoln Financial Field.
Additionally, Lainey Wilson is currently the most-nominated artist at the 2023 CMT Music Awards with four nods, including the top honor of Video of the Year. She will deliver a performance of her smash hit, “Heart Like A Truck,” during the coveted awards show ceremony on April 2.
Co-hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown, the 2023 CMT Music Awards will air LIVE from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 2, 2023 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
In October of 2023, Lainey Wilson will return to Music City with HARDY to perform a string of sold-out shows at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.
For a full list of Lainey Wilson’s upcoming tour dates, visit her official website HERE.