Lainey Wilson Says 2024 Will Be All ‘About Balance’

As Wilson looks ahead to 2024, she tells us she plans to embrace a more balanced and sustainable schedule.

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Lauren Jo Black

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December 11, 2023

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Lainey Wilson; Photo by Cece Dawson, Courtesy of Instagram

With just four shows left in 2023, Lainey Wilson will soon wrap up a monumental year. 2023 has taken her career to new heights with four additional chart-topping hits, a slew of awards and accolades, including the coveted title of CMA Entertainer of the Year, and dozens of high-profile television appearances. 

She Hopes To Have A “Sustainable” Schedule

Looking ahead to 2024, Wilson says she hopes to maintain a “sustainable” schedule. “Next year it’s going to be that,” she tells Country Now. “It’s going to be about balance.” 

This week, the Louisiana native will close out her whirlwind year with a run of four consecutive shows at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. Fans may notice her calendar is clear until early March, but she won’t be sitting idle during this time. 

Photo Courtesy Lainey Wilson
Photo Courtesy Lainey Wilson

“The truth is, well, January and February, I’ll be in Nashville, but I’ll be making a record,” she says. This yet-to-be-announced project will serve as the follow-up to 2022’s Bell Bottom Country, which was crowned Album of the Year at the 2023 CMA Awards.  

Looking Forward To Sleeping In Her Own Bed

While Wilson undoubtedly deserves a vacation following this rollercoaster year, having a chance to be at home is simply enough to make this road warrior happy. 

“I mean, that’s still work, but just even sleeping in your own bed does your wonders,” she points out.  

Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy Facebook, Instagram
Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy Facebook, Instagram

Will Lainey Wilson Be Touring in 2024?

As for her touring schedule, the platinum-selling star says, “We’re definitely not going to be playing as many shows next year.”

Although the number of Lainey Wilson shows on the books for 2024 will be “almost cut in half,” there will still be plenty of opportunities to see the country superstar.    

She will kick things into high gear beginning in March with an appearance at the Rib Round Up in West Palm Beach Florida. After a run of shows overseas with stops in Australia, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Norway, Wilson will officially launch her highly anticipated Country’s Cool Again Tour in Nashville, Tenn. on May 31, 2024. This trek will feature special guests Jackson Dean, Ian Munsick, and Zach Top on select dates.  

Photo Courtesy of Lainey Wilson
Photo Courtesy of Lainey Wilson

With over 100 shows under her belt in 2023, Wilson will have a bit more time to live life in 2024. In fact, she hopes to live a life that will be worth writing about, a tip she’s taken with her from the late country music icon, Loretta Lynn. 

“Loretta Lynn said something one time. I wrote it down…it was along the lines of if I’m not living, I ain’t writing,” she says. 

Jimmy Kimmel Live! Appearance

Prior to taking the stage for her final four shows of 2023, Wilson will make an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! On December 12. According to the late-night show’s official website, Wilson will serve as the musical guest on Tuesday’s episode. 

She’ll then head to Las Vegas for her four-night stint (December 13, 14, 15, and 16) at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. A complete list of Lainey Wilson’s tour dates can be found HERE

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.