Lainey Wilson Nabs Seventh Consecutive No.1 At Country Radio With ‘Wildflowers And Wild Horses’

The superstar says it’s “an honor.”

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Madeleine O’Connell

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May 7, 2024

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Lainey Wilson; Photo by Rich Polk/NBC

Lainey Wilson nabs her seventh consecutive No.1 song at Country Radio with her current single, “Wildflowers and Wild Horses.”

As the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year reflected on her latest milestone, she admitted that due to the nature of the song’s narrative and the close connection it holds to her personal story, this feels like an extra special addition to her resume of accomplishments.

“It’s such an honor to have ‘Wildflowers and Wild Horses,’ No.1 at Country Radio. This song has such a special place in my heart, as a fifth-generation farmer’s daughter and someone who grew up on wide open land,” said Wilson. 

Lainey Wilson - Wildflowers and Wild Horses; Photo by Cece Dawson
Lainey Wilson – Wildflowers and Wild Horses; Photo by Cece Dawson

She went on to thank all those who played a part in bringing this track to life, including her co-writers Trannie Anderson and Paul Sikes and producer Jay Joyce. 

“Thank you to my collaborators, Jay Joyce, Trannie Anderson, and Paul Sikes for helping bring this track to life. And to my fans, my wild horses, this is your theme song; none of this would be possible without you,” she added. 

The Story Behind The Song Offers An Intimate Look Into Wilson’s Roots

“Wildflowers and Wild Horses” serves as the third single from Wilson’s critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning album Bell Bottom Country, the other two being “Heart Like A Truck” and “Watermelon Moonshine.” Since its release, the song has racked in over 125 million global streams and continues to captivate listeners worldwide with its gritty western flair that pays homage to her Louisiana roots. 

The lyrics flowing through Wilson’s signature vocals offer an intimate look into her tremendous resilience and determination to pave her own path to success. 

“I’m five generations of blazin’ a trail/ Through barb-wired valleys and overgrown dells/ I’m barefoot and bareback and born tough as nails/ Whoa, whoa, whoa/ I’m four-fifths of reckless and one-fifth of jack/ I push like a daisy through old sidewalk cracks/ Yeah, my kinda crazy’s still runnin’ its courses with/ Wildflowers and wild horses,” she sings on the chorus. 

Wilson brought the same empowering energy to life in the song’s official music video, which finds the multi-platinum GRAMMY ® -award winning artist putting her acting skills on display among the rough desert terrain of Tucson, AZ. 

Upcoming Tour And Performances

Beginning May 31 in Nashville, TN, Lainey Wilson will embark on her 2024 North American headlining tour. The Country’s Cool Again Tour includes over 35 dates through mid-November and features support from Jackson Dean, Ian Munsick, and Zach Top. 

Photo Courtesy of Lainey Wilson
Photo Courtesy of Lainey Wilson

Additionally, Lainey Wilson was named among the first round of performers announced for the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards, set to take place in Frisco, TX on May 16. The other artists set to take the stage during the star-studded event include Jason AldeanKane BrownJelly RollCody JohnsonMiranda LambertThomas Rhett, and Chris Stapleton.

Wilson will also be stepping into the evening as a five-time nominee in the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (“Heart Like A Truck”), and Music Event of the Year (“Save Me” with Jelly Roll).”

Airing on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. PDT, “Country Music’s Party of the Year will stream exclusively live for a global audience on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. Fans don’t need a Prime membership to join in live; everyone is welcome to attend the Party of the Year.   

A limited number of tickets to attend the ACM Awards are still available for purchase. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.