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From Baskin, Louisiana to Nashville Stardom: Lainey Wilson's New Hulu Special Chronicles Her Country Music Reign

Lainey Wilson's journey from the small town of Baskin, Louisiana to the grand stages of Nashville has been nothing short of remarkable. Now, her rise to country music stardom will be immortalized in a documentary-style special produced by Robin Roberts' ABC News Studios, set to stream on Hulu on May 29th.

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““I look forward to telling stories about talented women who are strong and authentic,” Roberts said in a statement to Variety. “Lainey is definitely one of those women, and I can’t wait to share her uplifting story with audiences around the world.”

The special promises an intimate look into Wilson's life, showcasing her humble beginnings as a Hannah Montana impersonator to her current status as one of country music's most celebrated artists. Born and raised in Baskin, Wilson's early years were filled with dreams of making it big in the music industry. After graduating high school in 2011, she took a leap of faith and relocated to Nashville, where she faced the challenges of starting from the bottom.

Despite the initial struggles, Wilson's talent and determination eventually caught the attention of the music industry. In 2020, her single "Things A Man Oughta Know" skyrocketed to the top of the country charts, catapulting her into the spotlight. Since then, Wilson has become a hit-making machine, consistently delivering chart-topping singles and earning accolades along the way.

“It’s such an honor to be a part of this project,” Wilson said in a statement via  Variety. “Thank you to Robin and ABC News Studios for helping bring light to my story throughout the past year. I can’t wait for everyone to watch.”  

This year, Wilson's reign in country music reached new heights as she clinched prestigious awards, including a Grammy for Best Country Album and a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Artist. Her recent win for Favorite Female Video at the CMT Music Awards only solidified her status as a fan favorite. Moreover, with five nominations at the upcoming ACM Awards, including a nod for Entertainer of the Year, Wilson's star continues to shine brightly.

The Hulu special will delve into the intricacies of Wilson's journey, featuring interviews with her family members and providing viewers with a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her life on and off the stage. From the challenges of breaking into the industry to the triumphs of achieving success, the documentary promises to showcase the raw, authentic story of Lainey Wilson.

As anticipation builds for the release of the special, fans and music enthusiasts alike eagerly await the opportunity to witness the inspiring tale of a small-town girl who dared to dream big and made those dreams a reality. Lainey Wilson's story serves as a testament to the power of perseverance, passion, and the unwavering belief in oneself—a story that resonates with audiences far beyond the realms of country music.


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