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Lainey Wilson’s Journey From Struggling Artist to Country Star Explored in ‘Bell Bottom Country’ Trailer

In her upcoming documentary, Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country, the “Wildflowers and Wild Horses” singer will take fans deeper into her journey from the Louisiana-born artist who once lived in a camper trailer when she first arrived in Nashville, to her current CMA entertainer of the year-winning and four-time Billboard Country Airplay-topping status.

“I experienced a lot of rejection, a lot of heartache,” Wilson says in the opening scenes of the documentary’s trailer, which premiered Monday (May 6). “I’m a tough woman, but it’s not easy. I have my days where you gotta do whatever you can to crawl out of those dark holes.”

The special was produced by Robin Roberts’ ABC News Studios production unit, and features not only Wilson in conversation with Roberts, but also commentators, including radio/television personality Bobby Bones and Wilson’s labelmate and fellow country artist Jelly Roll.

The trailer features photos from Wilson’s childhood, as well as images and footage of her early days in Nashville — including that camper trailer, which served as a home base and a place of solace in her trying early days in Music City.

“I remember sittin’ out in this camper trailer, cryin’ my eyes out, thinking, ‘Is it ever gone happen?’” she says at one point in the teaser. “But Mama and Daddy didn’t raise no quitter.”

The special highlights some of the key moment’s in Wilson’s meteoric career rise, including her CMA entertainer of the year win and her Grammy win earlier this year (Bell Bottom Country was named best country album). Additionally, the documentary delves into the hardships Wilson has faced along the way, including her father’s health struggles in 2022 while Wilson was filming her role on the television series Yellowstone.

The documentary will release on Hulu on May 29, just days before Wilson launches her headlining Country’s Cool Again tour with two shows at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater on May 31 and June 1.

Wilson is also nominated for five trophies at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards airing May 16, including entertainer of the year and female artist of the year.

Watch the trailer for Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country below:

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