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Lainey Wilson Takes the Stage at CMA Fest to Perform “Watermelon Moonshine”

Lainey Wilson
Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson wowed the crowd at CMA Fest on Wednesday (July 19) as she took a break from co-hosting the event to deliver a heartfelt performance of her latest single, “Watermelon Moonshine.”

Amidst the electrifying atmosphere at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, Wilson showcased her undeniable talent, captivating the audience with the hit track from her 2022 album, “Bell Bottom Country.” Co-written by Wilson, Josh Kear, and Jordan Schmidt, “Watermelon Moonshine” exudes nostalgia for carefree days, young summer romances, and the courage found in a little liquid hooch.

In an interview with American Songwriter, Wilson shared the essence of the song, describing it as a celebration of young, wild, and crazy love. “It’s truly about that time in your life when nothing else matters,” she expressed.

Reflecting on her whirlwind of success over the past year, Wilson revealed that “Watermelon Moonshine” brings her back to real-life moments and cherished memories. As she navigates the busy season of her life, the song serves as a grounding reminder of the beauty found in those naive, passionate loves of youth.

During her time on stage, Wilson also joined forces with Tanya Tucker and Elle King to perform Tucker’s classic hit, Texas (When I Die),” as well as her own track “wait in the truck” with HARDY.

The three-hour concert special, aired on ABC, commemorated the 50th anniversary of CMA Fest and featured an array of captivating performances from country music’s finest. Artists such as Jason Aldean, Jo Dee Messina, Jordan Davis, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Vince Gill, Avril Lavigne, Carly Pearce, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, and many more graced the stage, making it a night to remember for country music enthusiasts.

Lainey Wilson’s dynamic and heartfelt performance of “Watermelon Moonshine” added to the magic of the night, leaving the audience in awe of her raw talent and genuine connection with her music.

Charlotte Kay
Kay is the Diaspora News reporter for Ghana Plug. She joined Ghana Plug as an editor in 2023. Charlotte is passionate about Digital Media, human interest stories, events, and charity. She is motivated by the quest to contribute his part to the solution through compelling story writing.