Lainey Wilson is sharing an update about her father after a devastating health crisis, saying his recovery is a "miracle."

In July of 2022, Wilson announced that she had a family emergency and that she would be canceling a show in Iowa.

Naturally, her fans grew very concerned, because Wilson did not divulge any further details at the time. A week later, she revealed that she'd be returning to the road and playing to honor her father, who had suffered a terrible health setback.

What Happened to Lainey Wilson's Father?

Wilson told me later that "he spent two months in a hospital from a fungal infection that completely took out the left side of his face."

It's been two years since he got sick, and one year since we have had an update on her father.

How Is Lainey Wilson's Father Doing in 2024?

In speaking with the 2023 CMA Entertainer of the Year recently, Wilson was very appreciative that we asked how her dad was doing, and she was eager to share an update.

The "Wildflowers and Wild Horses" singer told Taste of Country Nights, "He is great. Mama sent me a video of him the other day, riding a horse in the front yard. He's back at it. I'm so thankful, it was a miracle."

Wilson continued, while grinning from ear-to-ear, "It has taken him about two years to get back up on his feet. He's back at it, though; you can't slow a cowboy down."

You certainly can't slow down the daughter of a cowboy, either. Wilson is fully booked for 2024 and already booking for 2025 and beyond.

She also shared with me that she is working on her next album, the follow up to her epic album Bell Bottom Country, which she released in 2022.

Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 130 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today's top stars, like Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, + more! 

20 Lainey Wilson Songs Every Fan Knows by Heart

From small town to the big city, Lainey Wilson has come a long way in her music career. A talented songwriter and an esteemed vocalist, it was only a matter of time before she got her time in the spotlight.

What makes Wilson so captivating is her ability to connect with her fans through her music. She writes songs that are honest and sings them with conviction. Wilson also remains one of the most humble individuals in the game, which only makes her more magnetic. 

These Cute Pics of Lainey Wilson + Devlin Hodges Are Workin' Overtime

Slowly, but surely, Lainey Wilson is becoming more comfortable sharing her relationship with former NFL player Devlin Hodges with the world. Although it's unclear when their romance began, the pair made their first pubic appearance together at the 2023 ACM Awards. Then, they attended the CMA Awards together that fall.

Wilson has spoken very little about Hodges, but she did share that she's not afraid to put him to work around her home in Nashville.

"I put him to work," Wilson told Taste of Country ahead of the 2023 CMA Awards. "Look, he's got a long list of things. I'm like, 'Take the trash out, mow the yard, do something with the flower beds, feed the dogs.'"

One things is for sure, these two make an adorable couple.

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Of all of the side hustles country artists could partake in, opening a bar or restaurant is the most fitting — and very common. After all, many of these stars got their start on a barstool, tip jar nearby, playing their music for anyone who would listen.

These places feel like home for many of these singers. Over the years, several artists have gotten into the bar or restaurant game, and for a select few, brands have turned into franchises with several locations and/or concepts — we're looking at you, Jimmy Buffett!

Let's take a look at the country star food and entertainment venues that have opened over the years.

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