Country star Lainey Wilson, who won a pair of the most coveted CMA Awards—New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year – on Wednesday, was seen on Yellowstone Season 5 premiere.

The 30-year-old made her acting debut in Season 5 of Yellowstone. Wilson’s character named Abby in the show is, like her, a singer. In a recent interview with, Wilson spoke about her Yellowstone character.

The “Things a Man Oughta Know” singer said that she was lucky enough to have been given creative freedom when it came to her character’s backstory.

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“I was given very little character description, and so I kind of made up some things in my own mind,” she said. “I just kind of assumed, ‘Where is she from?’ Of course she’s going to sound like this [gestures at herself] and where’s someone who sounds like this from? Louisiana.”

Who is Lainey Wilson?

Lainey Wilson was raised in Baskin, Louisiana. Her father Brian was a farmer while her mother Gwen was a schoolteacher. She went to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career as a country performer.

In 2014, she released her first album, followed by a second on the Lone Chief label in 2016. It was followed in 2016 by her second album Tougher. The disc was released on the Lone Chief label.

In 2018, she issued her second EP, a self-titled collection that was self-released. This led to Wilson signing a publishing deal with SONY/ATV in 2018. She later released an extended play (EP) in 2019, which included the song “Things a Man Oughta Know.”

The track gained heavy media attention from sites like Apple Music, iHeart Radio, Spotify and Pandora.

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By 2021, “Things a Man Oughta Know” became her breakout single. It was included on her third studio album Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ (2021).

The disc was her first full-length album collection issued on the BBR label and contained 12 tracks.