Lainey Wilson has added another accomplishment to her list of achievements after winning the Best Country Album award at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards. This is her third Album of the Year award, as she previously won at the ACM Awards and the CMA Awards. Her album, Bell Bottom Country, which includes hits like "Heart Like a Truck" and "Watermelon Moonshine," has now achieved the "triple crown" in country music by winning all three major awards.
The first album to accomplish this feat was The Chicks' Fly in 1999, followed by Various Artists' O Brother, Where Art Thou? in 2000. Taylor Swift won the triple crown with her album Fearless in 2009, Miranda Lambert with Platinum in 2014, and Chris Stapleton with Traveller and From A Room: Volume 1. Kacey Musgraves achieved the triple crown with Golden Hour in 2018, and Stapleton again with Starting Over in 2020.
Wilson was up against Kelsea Ballerini, Tyler Childers, Brothers Osborne, and Zach Bryan for the Best Country Album award. She was also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance but did not win. When Wilson accepted her award, she expressed her gratitude to her producer, co-writers, and collaborators. She also shared that she comes from a farming community and sees herself as a farmer, relating farming to the process of making music.
Fans of Wilson can catch her on the Country's Cool Again Tour, which starts on May 31 in Nashville.