Massiveness is what Lainey Wilson exudes.

One of Lainey Wilson's guiding principles is "What would Dolly do?" Despite getting pinched by a stray cactus spine during her PEOPLE photo shoot at a house outside of Nashville in late May, Wilson doesn't seem to be phased. 

The country singer, channeling her idol, the irrepressible Dolly Parton, exclaims, "It ain't gonna kill me!" 

Wilson, 31, has always managed to bounce back from setbacks, including the innumerable record label rejections she experienced when she first moved to Music City almost a decade ago and her father's lengthy hospital stay in 2022.  

while she was filming her first acting role on Paramount's hit show Yellowstone. "There have been numerous instances where I should have been taken out," she claims. "But I can always pull myself up by my own two feet." 

Wilson is soaring these days, propelled by the flare of her iconic bell-bottoms (which served as the inspiration for the title of her most recent album, Bell Bottom Country, released in 2022).  

In her small hometown of Baskin, Louisiana (population approximately 200), Wilson grew up working on corn and cotton fields with her dad Brian, a fifth-generation farmer.  

She also spent time with her family listening to country music legends like Glen Campbell, Tim McGraw, and Patsy Cline.  

Although she wrote her first song at the age of nine, her dreams of becoming a performer were undoubtedly solidified during a childhood trip to Dollywood. 

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