Lainey Wilson Responds to Beyoncé’s Venture into Country Music: ‘I Embrace It — Diversity Adds to the Richness’

Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.

Wilson was honored with the Best Country Album award at the 2024 Grammys ceremony.

Lainey Wilson expressed her admiration for Beyoncé during an interview with Extra at the People’s Choice Awards red carpet. Wilson shared her excitement about Beyoncé’s foray into country music, stating, “I love it. The more the merrier. I’m like, again, it’s about that storytelling. It’s just about making people feel at home… and everybody wants to feel at home.”

When questioned about the reluctance of some country music stations to play Beyoncé’s new country tracks “Texas Hold’ Em” and “16 Carriages,” Wilson continued to praise the singer. She responded, “Hey, you know what? Everybody is going to have something to say about everything. I bet you wouldn’t say it to her face. I love Beyoncé.”

The artist behind “Heart Like a Truck” has emerged as a prominent figure in country music, largely due to the success of her 2022 album, Bell Bottom Country, which led to her winning the 2024 Grammy for Best Country Album. Reflecting on her journey while accepting the award, Wilson spoke about her upbringing and its influence on her career.

“I hail from a farming community in northeast Louisiana, a small town with just 200 residents. I’m a fifth-generation farmer’s daughter, and I consider myself a farmer too. Everyone I surround myself with, I believe they’re farmers too, but they cultivate stories,” she expressed.

“And it’s about getting up every single day and planting those seeds and watering them and watching them grow,” Wilson continued. “And sometimes when you find the right farming community, you can have a harvest of a lifetime, and I truly believe that and I think that’s exactly what this is tonight.” Reaching this milestone in her career has been a whirlwind for Wilson.

“It’s been a whirlwind, and that’s the best way I can explain it, trying to keep one foot on the ground,” she shared with PEOPLE’s Janine Rubenstein on the Grammy’s red carpet. Wilson is set to continue sharing her music on the Country’s Cool Again Tour, commencing in Nashville on May 31.

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