Lainey Wilson Astounds Audience at CMA Fest With Engaging Performance of 'Watermelon Moonshine'


During her stint as a co-host at the CMA Fest, Lainey Wilson took a moment to serenade the audience with her new single, "Watermelon Moonshine," as the summer sun faded in the backdrop. The heartfelt lyrics took the audience down memory lane, recounting a story of young love and summer flings. The yesteryear CMA Female Vocalist of the Year charmed everyone with her sparkling outfit and acoustic guitar, skillfully commanding the stadium with her performance of other songs like "Heart Like A Truck" and "Things A Man Oughta Know".

Wilson spoke eloquently about the unique energy and enthusiasm of the fans at CMA Fest, describing it as a unique experience. She also recently released a gripping music video for "Watermelon Moonshine", in which directors Stephen and Alexa Kinigopoulos artfully project the innocence and raw feelings associated with young love.


The CMA Fest special lasting three hours was aired on ABC on 19th July. This event, often referred to as the 'summer music event,' featured an array of performances from more than 30 top country music stars, including Lainey Wilson. The event celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with an all-time high attendance from fans all across the globe.

Sarah Trahern, CMA's CEO, expressed her joy over the success of the event, and her statement on the unique connection between country music fans and artists. She further expressed her gratitude towards the country music, stating that the 50th-anniversary celebration was indeed a significant milestone for them.

The festival saw over 300 acts performing at various stages, and it ended on a high note, making it a full-circle moment for many artists who started as fans themselves.


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