Lainey Wilson gears up for an “emotional” performance at the Grand Ole Opry, acknowledging that her younger self would be thrilled beyond measure.

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

The country music star offers viewers an exclusive glimpse into her past year in the forthcoming special “Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country.”

Lainey Wilson expresses her enduring gratitude. The 32-year-old country music star is featured in ABC News’ latest special, “Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country,” offering an intimate view of her experiences both on and off stage over the past year.

In an exclusive preview clip shared with PEOPLE, viewers witness Wilson gearing up to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in February — a moment she deeply cherishes.

“The number of individuals who have graced this stage, who have walked these halls, who have shared these green rooms… I’m feeling nervous right now,” Wilson confides as she readies herself backstage.

“I don’t think I ever come to the Opry and perform without feeling those butterflies. Nine-year-old Lainey would be freaking out right now,” she adds. “It’s a bit overwhelming. You’re going to see me get emotional again.”

After receiving some final words of encouragement, the audience erupts into cheers as the curtains lift for Wilson’s performance.

The upcoming special was crafted by ABC News Studios’ production unit, under the guidance of Robin Roberts.

“I am eager to highlight stories about resilient and authentic women. Lainey is unquestionably one of those women, and I’m thrilled to bring her inspiring narrative to audiences worldwide,” Roberts, 63, expressed in a statement.

Wilson, who recently won the Academy of Country Music Awards’ entertainer of the year, expressed her gratitude for participating in the special.

“It’s truly an honor to be involved in this project,” Wilson stated. “I extend my heartfelt thanks to Robin and ABC News Studios for shining a spotlight on my journey over the past year. I’m excited for everyone to see it.”

The special will debut just days before Wilson’s official induction into the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, June 7th.

Wilson received the invitation to become a member of the prestigious Opry from Reba McEntire following her performance on The Voice finale.

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