Lainey Wilson Tearfully Reflects On Heartache She's Endured In Life, Career

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Lainey Wilson reflected on the challenges and triumphs she’s marked throughout her journey in music so far, from living in a camper trailer to becoming the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year.

The Baskin, Louisiana-born superstar offers an in-depth look into her life and career in a soon-to-premiere special. Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts interviews Wilson in Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country, an ABC News Studios special set to stream on Hulu beginning on May 29.

“I experienced a lot of rejection (and) a lot of heartache,” Wilson said in a trailer for the upcoming special, posted on Monday (May 6). “I’m a tough woman, but it’s not easy. I have my days where you got to do whatever you can to crawl out of those dark holes. You’re gonna feel lonely.”

The preview teases “the story you haven’t heard” about Wilson, who was 19 when she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, aiming to pursue her dreams as a singer-songwriter. The “Heart Like A Truck” star said she was “a fish out of water,” and at times, was told she was “too country for country.” She remembered “crying my eyes out (and) thinking, ‘is it ever going to happen?’ But Mom and Daddy didn’t raise no quitter.”

Wilson reflected on her father’s health scare in 2022 in the trailer, which also cut to a clip of the singer weeping as she spoke about going through a lot in recent years. However, she’s also marked powerful success moments, which the special also spotlighted, including her Country Music Association victories.

Wilson said when the special was announced last month that Roberts “ran the roads with me, going from concerts to interviews and everything in between, to get a sneak peek into this wild ride I’ve been on. Lainey Wilson: Bell Bottom Country, my journey to now, will be streaming on Hulu starting May 29. Y’all buckle up.”

Watch the trailer here: