BBR Music Group breakout superstar recording artist Lainey Wilson and chart-topping award-winning BMG songwriter Carly Pearce were two of the 56th annual CMA Awards big winners during ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’ hosted in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 9, 2022.
Lainey Wilson, whose new album Bell Bottom Country just hit the Billboard charts this week was awarded the well-earned New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year honors, while BMG songwriter Carly Pearce won for Musical Event of the Year for her hit song ‘Never Wanted To Be That Girl (w/Ashley McBryde)’.
Wilson and Pearce were two of the evening’s leading nominees, with Wilson scoring the most of any artist with a staggering six nominations – becoming only the fourth artist ever to receive six nominations in their first year of eligibility.
Since arriving with her critically acclaimed BBR debut Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, Wilson has received universal praise and recognition including winning New Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2022 ACM’s, Best New Country Artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2021, and MusicRow Awards for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Breakthrough Artist-Writer of the Year.
Carly Pearce, the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, tied for the second most nominations with five from her critically-acclaimed third album 29: Written In Stone.