Everything to Know About Lainey Wilson: CMAs Entertainer of the Year

As the night's highest honored performer, Lainey Wilson also had the most nominations! She won five of nine nominations!

Her biggest win was entertainer of the year, but she also won album and female vocalist. She and singer HARDY shared musical event and music video of the year accolades.

Lainey Wilson and her Yellowstone character are similar. Most importantly, they're country singers. Wilson plays Abby, a local musician, in the season opener.

When Montana governor John Dutton celebrates his inauguration at Yellowstone Ranch. This is when Abby and bunkhouse boy Ryan start dating.

Beth is told by Abby that she would never date a cowboy because he would put her second.




Beth doesn't agree, although she admits to being biased owing to her marriage to Rip. Beth prefers someone having a life distinct from hers to share. It's valid and may have swayed Abby.

Abby was written for Wilson, believe it or not. After one of her songs was on Yellowstone, the singer met co-creator Taylor Sheridan, according to the New York Post. "He invited me to a horse-riding competition in Vegas. We became close over horses."