Lainey Wilson: The Promise She Made To Ashley McBryde
Lainey Wilson said she was in Nashville for eleven years trying to make her dreams come true before she made the big time and became one of country music’s biggest stars today. Lainey often talks about knowing and working with Luke Combs before the two were touring together this year on his stadium tour. Wilson also had some time with Ashley McBryde, who was quite kind to her on the way up.
In a recent interview, Lainey told me of McBryde’s kindness, “She’s a dear friend to me. And there’s this one story that I always think about when I think of Ashley. We were somewhere on the road, I believe, in Texas. And we were sitting on the bus. We had a little bit of whiskey, and she grabbed my hand, and she was like lightning. She said, ‘I want to help you over this wall.’ And she said, ‘I want literally help you any way that I possibly can. But you got to promise me that when you find somebody who you love and believe in as much as I do, you, that you will do the same exact thing.'”
Wilson added, “Now, that is the beauty of this town (Nashville) because there are people like that, and I absolutely plan on being that for somebody one day.”
Lainey recently made a young girl's dream come true, and the little girl might be getting a pony to boot. While on stage at a show in St. Louis on June 17, Lainey brought a little blonde girl named Finley on stage. Wilson read her sign: “Lainey, my dad bet me a pony if I get to get on stage at my first-ever country concert.”
One fan captured the sweet moment on TikTok. In the video clip, Lainey sees the sign, gets it, reads it, then tells security to let the little girl, who looked about five years old, on stage. The girl comes on stage and starts to cry as Lainey hugs her and says, “Looks like you’re getting a pony.” Wilson then calls out in the crowd looking for where her daddy is, and says, “She’s gonna get a pony now, hate to tell ya, but she’s gonna get it, like, tomorrow.”
This little girl’s dad bet her a pony if she got on stage with Lainey Wilson. So cute. This little girl gets a pony! ♥️🤠🐴 #laineywilson #thisgirlgetsapony #lukecombs #lukecombsworldstour2023 #lukecombsworldtour #stlouis #buschstadium @laineywilsonmusic @Luke Combs♬ original sound - Wendy Anderson