RADIO.COM's Leading Ladies Limelight: Lainey Wilson

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Throughout the month of March, RADIO.COM will be celebrating the Leading Ladies of Country music with special interviews and performances from some of the biggest female names in the genre -- all culminating with a virtual end-of-month concert event.

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we're celebrating the power of Women in Country by honoring iconic heritage female artists, showcasing the genre's rising stars, and spotlighting today’s hit female artists. Today RADIO.COM welcomes singer and songwriter Lainey Wilson.

The small-town Louisiana native just dropped her debut album Sayin' What I'm Thinkin' just a couple of weeks back, and also got to perform the record's title track live for the very first time on the iconic Opry stage -- an experience she says was nothing short of "overwhelming." What a wild few weeks it's been!

Besides performing a perfectly appropriate and stunning rendition of her latest single "Things a Man Oughta Know," Lainey sat to chat with RADIO.COM's Rob + Holly not only about her "full-circle" Opry debut, but to highlight some of the women in her life who have made a difference for her musically, professionally, and emotionally. Obviously, Dolly Parton was at the top of her list. "Who doesn't love Dolly," Lainey says with a grin. "Everything about her... but more importantly than how incredibly talented she is, she's just got a heart made of gold. If more people were like Dolly it would be an incredible place."

"The ultimate goal, for me, is to make a difference," Lainey says about her career -- looking to emulate her idol Dolly to the fullest. "To really just show people that you can unapologetically be yourself, and that's enough. Don't try to be anybody but yourself; everybody else is taken."

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