Lainey Wilson premieres ‘New Friends’ during ‘Yellowstone’

Track is second to premiere on hit TV show

CMA 2022 Female Vocalist of the Year, CMA 2022 New Artist of the Year, ACM’s 2022 New Female Artist of the Year and CMT’s 2022 Breakout Artist of the Year, Lainey Wilson debuted her original song, “New Friends,” during episode 504 of Paramount Network’s smash hit series, Yellowstone. Delicately and expertly, “New Friends” paints a vivid picture of a girl who longs for a distraction, but also for another shot with the one who left.

It’s now part of the digital edition of Bell Bottom Country which also features “Smell Like Smoke” that was performed during last week’s episode.

Wilson made her acting debut in the Season five premiere as a musician named Abby, a role co-creator Taylor Sheridan created specifically for her, and one that will see her sing more original music throughout the season.

Last month, Wilson released Bell Bottom Country, which now features 16 tracks with the inclusion of “New Friends” and “Smell Like Smoke,” including hit single, “Heart Like a Truck,” which is currently Top 15 and climbing, as well as “Watermelon Moonshine” and “Hold My Halo,” both of which will be featured this season on Yellowstone.

On January 4th, Wilson will embark on her first headlining tour, the Country With A Flare Tour, which has already sold out in several major cities. Following, she’ll rejoin CMA 2022 Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs on all North American dates of his 2023 World Tour.

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