Lainey Wilson to be honored as ‘Breakout Artist Of The Year’ at 2022 CMT Artists Of The Year


Lainey Wilson will be honored as ‘Breakout Artist of the Year’ at the upcoming 2022 CMT Artists Of The Year, premiering Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. CT on CMT.

Wilson shared the exciting news on social media, posting: “Holy moly…I’m so honored to be named this years’ CMT Breakout Artist of the Year! I am so appreciative of my @cmt fam and all of their support over the years… it makes this moment feel that much sweeter and I can’t wait to celebrate on Oct. 14! Y’all tune in at 9/8c on CMT. #CMTAOTY”

Wilson No. 1 hits include “Things A Man Oughta Know” and “Never Say Never” with Cole Swindell. She will also be dropping her new album, Bell Bottom Country, on Oct. 28. Wilson added: “This past year has been a wild ride. To be considered for this award reinforces that the years of hard work my team and I have put in was all worth it. The team at CMT feels like family, and the way they genuinely support artists on their platform is so special and important for dreamers like me.”

The 2022 CMT Artists Of The Year will be broadcast from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, with Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Walker Hayes set to perform, and Alan Jackson will named ‘Artist of a Lifetime.’ Additional honorees, performers and presenters will be announced soon.

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