Lainey Wilson Cancels Shows Because Of 'Family Emergency'

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Lainey Wilson has canceled her upcoming performances because of a “family emergency.” The award-winning country artist made the announcement in an apologetic tweet on Wednesday morning (July 27), assuring Iowa concertgoers that she wouldn’t have made the last-minute decision “if it weren’t critical.” Wilson wrote in her tweet, adding a heart emoji to her message:

“Due to a family emergency, I’m unable to play this weekend’s shows in Maquoketa, IA and Arnold Park, IA. I’m so sorry to cancel last minute, but please trust I would not be backing out if it weren’t critical. Please keep my family in your prayers.”

The longtime country singer’s career skyrocketed following her hit single, “Things A Man Oughta Know,” from her 12-track project, Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’. Wilson, an iHeartRadio “On The Verge” artist in 2021, shared that the single is one that’s about “discernment, mustering up the courage to do the right thing, and having good character. That right there is something every single one of us oughta know.”

Wilson is the reigning Academy of Country Music New Female Artist of the Year (a sweet surprise she learned from country music icon Miranda Lambert) and reigning iHeartRadio Music Awards Best New Country Artist. She just kicked off Jon Pardi’s headlining tour, which also includes Hailey Whitters, She also recently confirmed her work on the upcoming season of Yellowstone, and debuted her fan-favorite single, “Heart Like A Truck.”