Lainey Wilson on Landing Singer Role for ‘Yellowstone’

Lainey Wilson on Landing Singer Role for ‘Yellowstone’

Add another achievement to Lainey Wilson’s already budding career.

The “Things a Man Oughta Know” singer shared the story behind landing the role of a musician named Abby for season five of the neo-Western hit show Yellowstone with Audacy’s Katie Neal at CMA Fest in Nashville.

She said it began in 2018 when her manager sent her music to be considered for season two of the show, of which “Working Overtime” was chosen.

“[Taylor Sheridan] was a fan of mine; we’re fans of his,” Wilson said. “He invited us to Vegas to play at this horse riding competition where I got to hang out with him, talk to him, shake his hand, and get to know him. We exchanged numbers, and he’s put three of my songs in his show so far.”

After then playing a show for the cast and crew in August 2020, Wilson said show creator Sheridan called her the following February to offer the role of a musician.

“He said, ‘I want to create a role specifically for you,’ and I’m like, ‘you’re sure you want to do that? Let’s do it!’” she said. “I love doing things that are scary. I love stepping outside my comfort zone. It’s going to be great.”

The singer noted she awaiting more details as her season is still being written.