Lainey Wilson Earns Praise For Powering Through When Storms Impact Her Shows
Rain or shine, Lainey Wilson knows the show must go on.
Wilson was performing during the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on June 11 when a storm came through. Instead of rushing offstage to take cover from the rain, Wilson embraced it.
The reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year continued to sing with her band for a bit. But as the storm intensified, the band covered their gear with tarps and left the stage
Even after that, Wilson didn’t stop. She sang “Heart Like a Truck” and “Wait in the Truck” a cappella as the rain and wind went wild.
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Lightning Strikes Lainey’s Gear, So She Ends Up Singing With Just One Band Member Onstage
Weather impacted another one of Wilson’s shows on Saturday (July 15). She was performing at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina when a storm rolled in.
According to WSOC-TV, Wilson “had to perform acoustic only after a possible lightning strike damaged her sound equipment. Wilson came out, apologized for the technical difficulties, and performed with just one band member.”
One attendee named Jackie Longo spoke with WSOC-TV about the concert. She praised Wilson’s performance and determination to push through a less-than-ideal situation.
Wilson also posted about the ordeal on Instagram. She said, “We ain’t ever gonna let it rain on this parade…Charlotte, thank y’all for singin loud and proud with us.”
Wilson shared a short video of herself singing “Heart Like a Truck” acoustically on the rain-soaked stage. Everyone in the crowd was singing along with her at the top of their lungs.
Watch the video Wilson posted below. Hats off to her for powering through!