Louisiana-bred, bellbottom country artist Lainey Wilson will perform live in concert at The ELM in Bozeman on Feb. 17, 2022.
At just 29 years old, Lainey Wilson has already garnered a ton of praise from around the industry. Whiskey Riff called her “One of Country music’s most promising young stars” and MusicRow dubbed her “Discovery Artist of the Year” in 2021. Spotify, Pandora, The Boot, and Sounds Like Nashville said she was an up and coming “Artist to Watch” and she was included in CMT’s “Next Women of Country.” Her music has already been featured in the hit drama series Yellowstone three times, graced the Grand Ole Opry stage and was covered in Forbes, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Billboard and NPR.
Her 2021 album, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin, includes her No. 1 radio single and “song every country fan needs to hear” (Taste of Country), “Things A Man Oughta Know.” The song has over 146 million streams and was called a “must listen” in publications like NPR and Rolling Stone.
Lainey’s “bellbottom country” refers to her love for bellbottom jeans, alluding to the loving and carefree nature of the 70s, which she says is the kind of attitude she wants to portray in her music. Come see her perform at The ELM and you’ll know exactly what she means!
With high ceilings, ample space, and some of the best ventilation systems in the state, the Wilma in Missoula, MT as well as The ELM in Bozeman, MT provide unique opportunities for the Montana community to support the arts in a spacious and more comfortable environment as we move into the colder months.
About Lainey Wilson
“One of Country music’s most promising young stars,” (Whiskey Riff) Lainey Wilson is the total package. Earning the enthusiasm of the industry, winning MusicRow’s “Discovery Artist of the Year” award and being named as an “Artist to Watch” by Spotify, Pandora, The Boot, and Sounds Like Nashville (to name a few) and included in CMT’s “Next Women of Country” and “Listen Up” programs, the Louisiana native is one of Nashville’ most buzzed-about new artists, garnering early praise for her “unabashedly down-home and unflappably worldly” (NPR) style and exhibiting “just enough scars and pragmatism to write great, universal country songs” (Taste of Country). Her music has already been featured in the hit drama series Yellowstone three times, graced the Grand Ole Opry stage and was covered in publications like Forbes, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Billboard and NPR. With a rockstar stage presence, her artistry has taken her across the globe, performing for sold-out crowds throughout the US, UK, and Germany with notable names like Jason Aldean, Hardy, Justin Moore, Tyler Farr, Ashley McBryde, Randy Houser, Josh Turner and more. The “vocalist of unmatched talent, humbled by her characteristic humor and wit,” (American Songwriter) left her small farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams and has been carving her own unique place in the country music landscape ever since. Creating a sound and style all her own with “Bell Bottom Country,” which blends traditional Country with a modern yet retro flare, Lainey is a fresh, fierce voice in Nashville. A prolific writer (having co-writer credits on songs by artists including Luke Combs), Lainey shares her feelings, stories, experiences and understandings through her music. Described as “a cross between easy listening and hard truths” by The Boot, Lainey’s music (and character) is largely driven by her values and self-conviction. Her new album, produced by GRAMMY Award-winning mastermind Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Miranda Lambert), Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin,’ was released in February 2021 via BBR Music Group/ Broken Bow Records to incredible praise, with many labeling it as one of the best albums of the year. Following the sentiment of the title track, the entire album is rooted in authenticity, honesty and thoughtfulness—representative of Lainey’s own character. The album includes her No. 1 radio single and “song every country fan needs to hear” (Taste of Country), “Things A Man Oughta Know.” With more than 146 million streams, the song is a fan and critic favorite, spurring a flurry of activity across social media as well as included in “must listen” lists in publications like NPR and Rolling Stone.