Lainey Wilson’s Gear Gets Hit By Lightning, Performs Acoustic
Lainey Wilson had a close call when she played a show on the Luke Combs’ stadium tour in his home state of North Carolina when her equipment was struck by lightning before she took the stage.
Charlotte TV station WSOC reported that Lainey had to perform acoustic only after a lightning strike damaged her sound equipment. Wilson came out, apologized for the technical difficulties, and performed with just one band member.
She posted a video clip of her performance to Instagram, writing, “We ain’t ever gonna let it rain on this parade…Charlotte, thank y’all for singin’ loud and proud with us.” She wrote over the video, “When lightning strikes your gear, and you gotta do the set acoustic.”
Many fans reacted to her post, including one who commented, “You killed it. Great show!” Another fan said, “She’s a Louisiana girl not afraid of a little rain or mud.” One more fan wrote, “Lainey, you’re a cut above & what a great performance! You truly care!”
Wilson’s music recently got a shoutout from Kelly Clarkson this week on Kelly’s Insta Stories.
Clarkson posted, “If you’re needing a break from listening to my album, ‘Chemistry,’ then check out @laineywilsonmusic ‘wildflowers and wild horses’ and @codyjohnson ‘when it comes to you.’ You’re gonna love both these artists… or you have s— taste.”
Lainey saw the post and reacted on her Insta stories, writing, “Well dang, this means the world from you, sister. Love you (heart emoji).”
When Lainey appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show in March, she revealed and sang a bit of a song she wrote when she was nine years old.
On the show, Kelly asked Lainey if she remembered the first song she ever wrote, and Wilson said, “I do; mine’s called ‘Lucky Me.'” Clarkson said her first song was called “Baby Blue Eyes,” and she admitted it was about a boy, and Lainey said, “Mine was too. I wrote mine at a sleepover, nine years old.” The two became quick friends on the show.