Lainey Wilson on Living in Louisiana, Being a ‘Hannah Montana’ Impersonator, and More

Listen to her exclusive interview now.

Matt Simeone
April 10, 2023

Country star Lainey Wilson joined SiriusXM host Storme Warren to chat about her 12-year journey to Nashville stardom and much more during the latest edition of his exclusive podcast, Exit 209. Listen to the entire episode on the SXM App now or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Lainey Wilson: “It All Starts with a Mentor”

During the episode titled “It All Starts with a Mentor,” the award-winning queen of “bell-bottom country” compares her music career to farming, dishes on driving a tractor with her father while growing up in a small town in Louisiana, and her road to Music City USA.

“Whenever [my family and I] were driving through Nashville for the first time, I told my momma and daddy, ‘This is home,’” Lainey tells Storme. “I just new in my heart, I was gonna be here one day. It was a weird sense of peace – even at 9 years old.”

She also delves into her early days of living in her camper for three years after moving to Nashville, recalls her childhood gig as a Hannah Montana impersonator – the popular 2000s Disney Channel series starring Miley Cyrus – describes her love of ’90s country, and more.

About Exit 209

In each episode of Exit 209, SiriusXM’s Storme Warren dives into the very beginnings of country music’s biggest stars. From the key moment they took the famous “Exit 209” off I-40 into the heart of Nashville’s legendary honky-tonks…to having their first bonafide hit record. Find out where today’s country music hitmakers first lived, their not so glitzy first jobs in town, how many times they were told “no,” and most importantly – the incredible stories of how they powered through it all. In addition to the SXM App, Exit 209 is available on Apple Podcasts and wherever you get your podcasts.