Lainey Wilson gave CMA Summer Jam viewers a taste of what “bell bottom country” is all about on Thursday evening with a performance of her debut smash, “Things A Man Oughta Know.”
Backed by Luke Bryan’s touring band, Wilson delivered a confident performance of the track as fans in the audience sang along and waved their hands in the air.
For Wilson, the chance to perform amongst the star-studded lineup was something she didn’t take for granted.
“To be able to perform here at CMA Summer Jam, it’s just first of all, a dream come true to be on a lineup that’s just stacked with so many people that I look up to and I’ve looked up to for years,” Wilson explained prior to the broadcast. “I just feel like I’m kinda being welcomed with open arms and I just appreciate that so much and I feel like I’m headed in the right direction, so this is just it’s just an incredible opportunity for me.”
“Things A Man Oughta Know” is featured on Wilson’s debut album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’.
CMA Summer Jam also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood.
Additionally, the three-hour show included star-studded collaborations by Bentley with HARDY & BRELAND, Underwood and Dwight Yoakam, Lambert with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line feat. Rhett, newlyweds Shelton and Stefani, as well as Swindell & Bryan.
CMA Summer Jam aired on Thursday, September 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.