Rising country star Lainey Wilson is celebrating a huge career milestone this week as her debut single, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” topped both the Mediabase and Billboard Country radio charts.
Upon hearing the news, Wilson gave a shoutout to those who have helped her along the way with a sweet message of gratitude.
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“Thank you to anybody and everybody who has given me a chance,” she wrote. “That’s all I’ve ever wanted. I was taught if you want something, you go get the dang thing. There were so many hands on deck to get this song to number one and a ‘thank you’ just don’t do it justice. But thank you to the folks who have given me a pat on the back, encouraged me, listened to my music, given me an opportunity, told me I could do it, and even the ones who told me I couldn’t do it because it made me want it that much more. This is just the beginning.”
She went on to offer anyone else out there chasing a dream a bit of advice.
“And to anybody who has a dream so deep down in their heart that can’t stand it… put your blinders on, lean in, and go get it.”
With this chart accomplishment, Wilson becomes the first new solo female artist to earn a No.1 since Gabby Barrett with “I Hope” in April 2020.
“Things A Man Oughta Know,” which is featured on Wilson’s debut album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, has raked in more than 146 million on-demand streams and has been in the Top 10 in Country single sales for several weeks. The single also reached the No.1 position on Sirius XM’s The Highway Hot 30 Weekend Countdown and is seeing international success with Gold certification in Canada, reaching the Top 5 on Canadian Country radio and gaining momentum in the UK.
“Things A Man Oughta Know” was co-written by Wilson alongside Jason Nix and Jonathan Singleton.