Lainey Wilson Receives The Patsy Montana Entertainer Award From The Cowgirl Hall of Fame

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Lainey Wilson was honored at the 47th Annual Cowgirl Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon.   

It’s Lainey Wilson’s world, and we’re just living in it. The newly-crowned CMA Entertainer of the Year has had an absolutely massive year with five CMA Awards, four ACM Awards, as well as her fifth consecutive No. 1 song on Country Radio with “Watermelon Moonshine.” 

Adding to her accomplishments, Wilson received the coveted Patsy Montana Entertainer Award at the 47th Annual Cowgirl Hall of Fame on November 14th. The award, named after 1987 Honoree Patsy Montana, is given out to female entertainers who have acted as strong representatives for the traditions of the cowgirl in the fields of film, television, music, writing, and theatre. Past recipients of the award include Emmylou Harris and Faith Hill

Wilson earned this distinction through her breakthrough role on the popular western TV show, Yellowstone, her commitment to bringing country music to fans around the world, and her iconic cowgirl style. 

National Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum

Lainey Wilson says the award “recognizes her roots.” 

To celebrate the award, Lainey Wilson posted a series of photos on social media along with a message of gratitude: 

“What an honor. It feels like this award recognizes my roots, my family, my growth, and my current chapter. I left TX so inspired by the women at @cowgirlmuseum…their strength, impact, and spirit is like no other. Congratulations to all the inductees👏🏻” 


The Cowgirl Hall of Fame celebrates “artists or writers, champions and competitive performers, entertainers, ranchers, or trailblazers and pioneers.” 

Inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame this year were Mary Fields, Meggan Hill-McQueeney, Annie Reynolds, Gladys Roldán-Moras, and Kendra Santos. Executive Director of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame Museum, Patricia Riley, said

“We are excited to announce the 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees. Each year we marvel at the talent, strength and leadership of each of the women chosen, and this year is no exception. Their accomplishments are unparalleled, and they are a great inspiration to all.”

Watch Lainey Wilson accept the Patsy Montana Entertainer Award in the video below! 

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