Lainey Wilson is the 2024 Academy of Nation Music Awards’ Entertainer of the 12 months!

The nation singer, 31, gained the coveted honor by beating fellow nominees Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton, and Morgan Wallen within the class. 

In a heartfelt acceptance speech, Wilson, who gained Feminine Artist of the 12 months earlier within the evening, mirrored on being a little bit woman dreaming of leaving her small hometown. 

Lainey Wilson wins 2024 ACM Awards’ Entertainer of the 12 months Honor

“I bear in mind being a little bit woman and I might climb out on the highest of our roof. I might open my window and climb out and I might rely all the celebs,” Wilson mentioned in her acceptance speech. “I might lookup and I’d see the planes flying over my little city of 200 individuals and I’d dream about being up there in a kind of planes.” 

She continued: “And the humorous factor is, I nonetheless really feel like that little woman. I actually do. I nonetheless climb out on the roof and I take a look at the celebs, besides I really feel like I am a little bit extra eye degree with them now.”


The Watermelon Moonshine singer concluded by thanking her followers and acknowledging her fellow nominees, saying, “Everyone on this class has cherished me…took me on the street, sang songs with me, wrote with me, inspired me each step of the way in which. And I really like y’all for that.” 

Wilson has a fifth studio album within the pipeline

On Thursday, Might 9, the Coronary heart Like a Truck singer revealed her intention to launch her upcoming studio album, Whirlwind.

Taking to Instagram, Wilson shared, “That’s what my life has been the final couple of years. I hope this report brings peace to your whirlwind and wraps its arms round you prefer it did me once I was writing and recording it.” The album is slated for launch on August 23.

Additionally, Lainey would be the topic of Hulu’s particular Lainey Wilson: Bell Backside Nation, which arrives Might 29. And two days following that, she’ll kick off her Nation’s Cool Once more Tour. 

The 59th Academy of Nation Music Award aired stay from Ford Heart at The Star in Frisco, Texas, on 16 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT.