Nashville based country artist Lainey Wilson has scooped the People’s Choice Female Country Artist of the Year Award.  She will headline a Manchester gig in April.

The Manchester Academy gig is one of six dates Lainey Wilson is headlining on her UK tour.  She will also headline two shows in Belfast, a gig in Glasgow and two nights at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town.

The Grammy Award winner also took to the stage at the People’s Choice Awards delivering a medley of her number one hits Things A Man Oughta Know, Heart Like a Truck and Watermelon Moonshine alongside her latest release Country’s Cool Again.

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In her acceptance speech, Lainey Wilson said, “These last couple weeks have been crazy. I am so proud of country music right now. I am so proud to be a part of this generation of country music. I feel like everybody looks different and sounds different and has a different story and comes from different walks of life. It truly is the story telling in country music that keeps drawing people to it. Thank y’all so much for letting me tell my story and somehow finding your story within the lyrics, within the melodies, within the guitar riffs, whatever it is. Country music makes you feel at home and I think everybody wants to feel at home. I am so proud of it right now. Thank you to my momma, my daddy, my family, my hometown, my team, Mandelyn, I love you so much. Duck, I love you back there. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I could not do this without him guiding me every single step of the way. But also, I want to thank the fans. I am telling you right now I couldn’t do this without y’all. My wild horses, y’all keep showing up and I’ll keep showing up, too.”

When does Lainey Wilson headline at Manchester Academy?

Lainey Wilson headlines at Manchester Academy on 20 April 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of six UK dates she is headlining:
16 April   –   Belfast, Ulster Hall
17 April  –   Belfast, Ulster Hall
19 April   –   Glasgow, O2 Academy
20 April   –   Manchester, Manchester Academy
23 April   –   London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
24 April   –   London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

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