Lainey Wilson reflects on the rippling effect of her achievements

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While Lainey Wilson‘s grateful for her successes in the country music world and beyond, she still experiences pinch-me moments that leave her in awe — and sometimes disbelief — of all she’s achieved.

“It does kind of rack my brain a little bit when I zoom out and I think about everything that’s happened in the past two years,” Lainey tells ABC Audio. “My goodness, I feel like my dreams are kind of [happening] like a ripple effect. I feel like I’m having other dreams that I didn’t even know existed.”

“I mean, even with the Yellowstone stuff, I didn’t know that I wanted to act. I’ve been acting a fool forever, but I didn’t know I wanted to really do it, you know?” she shares. 

With five nominations, including a nod for the coveted Entertainer of the Year, Lainey is gearing up to perform an as-yet-unannounced track at this year’s ACM Awards.

The 59th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will stream live from Frisco, Texas, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET on Prime Video.


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