Throwing It Back To 2019 When Lainey Wilson Sang Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls”
Lainey Wilson was on the cusp of her breakout moment when she stopped by the Bloodworks Live Studio for a performance. It was November 2019 at the time.
Nine months later, Wilson released her single “Things a Man Oughta Know,” and her fame skyrocketed. The song reached the #1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and the 32nd spot on the all-genre Hot 100.
In 2021, “Things a Man Oughta Know” won the ACM Award for Song of the Year.
Today, Wilson is one of the hottest names in country music. She’s won six ACM Awards and seven CMA Awards. This year (2023), she has more nominations at the CMA Awards than any other artist, with a total of nine.
Wilson ended up winning five trophies at the 2023 CMA Awards, including the award for Entertainer of the Year.
Lainey Brings Country Flair To Iconic Queen Song
But in 2019, Wilson had no idea what awaited her in the months and years to come. Though those who caught her performance at the Bloodworks Live Studio could likely tell she was going places.
Wilson performed her own spin on Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls.” The track was released in 1978…14 years before Wilson was born.
“Fat Bottomed Girls” claimed the 24th spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s since been certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA.
Wilson said she’d sing the “country version” of “Fat Bottomed Girls,” and that’s exactly what she delivered. She took an iconic rock song and reimagined it as a red-hot country tune.
New people have discovered this throwback performance of Wilson’s now that she’s more well-known, and they love it. Some of the comments on the YouTube video are:
“She definitely did a fantastic job with that song. Very talented.”
“What a voice! She’s got serious talent.”
“Such an amazing voice, fantastic cover.”
“Lainey Wilson makes the rockin’ world go round.“
Of course, some people were quick to point out Wilson’s famous reputation for her own “backside.” They mentioned how appropriate it was for her to sing “Fat Bottomed Girls” in that context.
Wilson once said, “You know, I’ve been at this a long time and if you found out about my music and stuck around because of the butt or because of the music…you’re welcome!”
And you’re welcome too, because we’ve included the video of Wilson singing “Fat Bottomed Girls” below!