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Lainey Wilson Performs ‘Dead Flowers’ With The Rolling Stones

Lainey Wilson has been making country cool again on her headlining tour this summer, but in between tour stops and gearing up for the release of her album Whirlwind on Aug. 23, she’s also had the prestige of opening for rock band The Rolling Stones on the group’s The Hackney Diamonds Tour.

During a show on June 30 at Chicago’s Soldier Field, Wilson not only opened the show, but joined the band for a rendition of “Dead Flowers,” a song from The Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers.

“I got to hang out with rockstars of all rockstars last night,” Wilson wrote on Instagram. Addressing The Rolling Stones, she added, “You are legendary to say the least. What a treat, what an honor, what a night!! Wow. 🤯🤘🌸”

The collab is also appropriate, given Wilson’s work on the recent Stoned Cold Country project, which features country artists performing various Stones’ classics, with Wilson taking on a rendition of one of the band’s most iconic songs, 1969’s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Wilson previously told Billboard when Stoned Cold Country released, “The Rolling Stones are global music icons, from the musicianship to the swagger to the relatable perspective with songs like ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want.’ Man, if I haven’t had to learn that lesson time and time again. I know that feeling of resisting your fate, that struggle, but I also know that sense of pride and peace when you understand the tough times made way for something better. I try not to take myself too seriously — I’ve heard you can’t be great if you do — so I love the way the production builds into a light-hearted cathartic jam at the end. This song leaves me shaking my head, smiling at myself, and feeling grateful. And that’s what The Stones always did. They made you feel something, and they made you feel good.”

Wilson isn’t the only artist with country roots opening for The Rolling Stones on this tour; The War and Treaty, Tyler Childers and The Red Clay Strays also earned opening slots on the trek.

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