Lainey Wilson is breaking records and taking names once again on her ride to the top in the country music industry. Last week she took the stage at the New York State Fair, setting an all-time concert attendance record. More than 53,200 fans packed the crowd for her set, shattering the record previously set by rapper Nelly with 43,000 attendees.
She gave the crowd the show of a lifetime playing fan favorites including “Things a Man Oughta Know,” “Heart Like a Truck,” and “Watermelon Moonshine,” which is setting records of its own this week, rising to the No. 9 spot on country music radio. Of course, she was wearing her signature bell bottoms and feathered hat for the show, maybe they’re good luck?!
Lainey took to Instagram upon hearing the good news. She wrote, “My face when I found out we broke a dang record at @nysfair last night…thank ya to all 53,200 of y’all who came out to party with us!🤘🏻That New York redneck choir sounded pretty good.”
Of the 53,200 in attendance, Lainey’s long-time boyfriend Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges was one of the many. “I was there🖐️,” he commented on her post. Other commenters had nothing but good things to say about the Yellowstone star’s performance. “The show was amazing…your energy and singing was unmatched the whole night. It was incredible ❤️🔥 thanks for giving it your all for the great NYS Fair fans!,” one fan wrote. “Blessed be Lainey as always,” another chimed in.
This week, Lainey will join Darius Rucker and The Cadillac Three to lend her vocals to a new version of “Comin’ to Your City” on ESPN’s College GameDay. Wilson is gearing up to be one of the biggest names in country, with new success week after week. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for fans next!
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Maggie Horton is the Associate News Editor at Country Living. She covers all things entertainment from celebrity news to TV shows and movies. When she’s not posting to social media, researching the latest celebrity gossip or binging the hottest new TV series, you can find her at a local concert or outside enjoying nature.