Lainey Wilson Responds to Beyoncé's Dip into Country Music: 'Welcome Back, Girl!'
2024/02/19

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Lainey Wilson is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Beyoncé in the country music genre, ready to embrace her with open arms. The highly-anticipated album, Act II, marking Beyoncé's first full venture into country music, is scheduled for release in mid-March. Already, two songs from the album have been released, with Beyoncé also sending out "Texas Hold 'Em" to country radio.

While some country music fans, including Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider, have expressed mixed emotions about a pop artist crossing over into the genre, Wilson is enthusiastic about Beyoncé's foray into country music. She believes that Beyoncé's storytelling abilities make her a natural fit for the genre and hopes that both the singer and her fans will feel welcomed in the country music community.

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Wilson expressed her support for Beyoncé, stating, "The truth is, country music is about storytelling, and Beyoncé knows how to tell a story. So I think it's awesome. I think it's awesome for the country music genre. Everybody wants to feel at home, and country music makes you feel at home. So Beyoncé, come on home, girl!"

Known for her individuality and unique style, Wilson has lauded the diversity of the new wave of country music artists. Embracing her own unique identity - from her distinctive Louisiana accent to her eclectic wardrobe of bell-bottoms - Wilson actively collaborates with artists from various corners of the genre, including Hardy and Jelly Roll.

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Recently, Wilson was honored with the trophy for People's Female Country Artist at the 2023 People's Choice Awards. In her acceptance speech, she emphasized the importance of diversity within country music and expressed her gratitude for being part of a generation that celebrates individuality and diverse backgrounds in music.

Wilson's pride in the genre's evolving diversity was evident as she spoke about the achievements of her fellow artists. She acknowledged the varying appearances, sounds, and stories that define the new generation of country musicians, emphasizing the importance of embracing different perspectives and experiences within the genre.

As the Billboard Country Airplay chart continues to showcase the most popular country songs each week, Wilson's message of inclusivity and diversity serves as a reminder of the evolving nature of country music.

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