Recording Academy / GRAMMYs
The nominees for Best Country Album were as follows:
Wilson, who was seating at a table with tour mate Luke Combs, looked stunned as she walked to the microphone to accept the award.
“This is absolutely wild, y’all,” Wilson said. “This is my very first Grammy!”
She went on to thank everyone involved, saying, “Thank you so much to my collaborators, the co-writers, the musicians, anybody who had anything to do with this record.”
The “Watermelon Moonshine” singer also paid tribute to where she came from as a “fifth-generation farmer’s daughter.”
“It’s about getting up every single day and planting those seeds and watering them and watching them grow,” she said. “And sometimes when you find the right farming community, you can have a harvest of a lifetime and I truly believe that. I think that’s exactly what this is tonight.”
Although she did not take home the Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (for “Save Me” with Jelly Roll), she still took arguably the biggest award in the country category.
“Tonight is definitely one of the biggest nights of my life,” she told the interviewer. “A lot of things are coming to fruition and they have over the past year, but tonight is really, really, special.”
At several points in the interview, Wilson got teary-eyed and had to dab the corners of her eyes.
When asked about the magnitude of the moment, she replied, “We poured our heart and soul into this record. Blood, sweat, and tears, and years, and I’m just so appreciative to my team and to my fans and to people who have just given me a shot in any kind of way, it’s led to tonight. I know that every big step, every small step in between, all the good bad, and ugly, everything, ya know, it’s led to right here and I’m grateful for all of it.”
Right before the interview, Wilson was FaceTiming her sister and nephews and got emotional again when speaking about her bond with her sister.
Congratulations to Lainey on this well-deserved win! Watch her interview below.