Lainey Wilson Says Years Of Impersonating Hannah Montana Paid Off

Lainey Wilson To Release New Single This Week
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Lainey Wilson‘s live performances have been earning rave reviews, and she says that thanks in no small part to Hannah Montana, the Disney Channel TV character famously played by Miley Cyrus over a decade ago. Lainey tells us: “You know what? I think I got a lot of practice with stage presence when I was impersonating Hannah Montana for five years. I did that as my high school job. I would do three or four birthday parties a weekend, and I did it for five years straight. I mean, I was playing at a nursing home one day and I was playing at a three-year-old’s birthday party the next, and sometimes both in the same day, so I really had to learn how to adjust to my surroundings and learn my crowd, but I think I found my stage presence along the way. I knew what made me feel alive.”

Lainey is in the midst of her Country With A Flare Tour which plays in Columbia, MO on Friday (February 24th) followed by Springfield, MO on Saturday (February 25th).

Her latest single, “Heart Like A Truck,” is a Top Five hit and climbing on the Mediabase chart.