Luke Combs and Lainey Wilson are both up for the prestigious Entertainer of the Year award at this year's 2024 ACM Awards.

We sat down with ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee for a one-on-one about his brand-new song, "Ain't No Love in Oklahoma," which comes out Thursday (May 16). It's a featured song on the soundtrack for the upcoming movie, Twisters.

Within that, we asked him his thoughts on Wilson, as they both came up in the same circle of writers in Nashville.

What Does Luke Combs Think About Lainey Wilson?

The "Hurricane" singer said, "She was just always a hustler, man. She's always been so respected, in my opinion. We have a lot of the same mutual friends, we kind of came up in the same writing circles and hung out at the same places."

Combs continued gushing about his friend, Wilson.

"She's always just been a writer's writer, an artist's artist. She's someone that is impossible to not root for. She's such a great person, and she's always been that. "

Combs kept the compliment train rolling.

"She's everything she claims to be, which I think there are so many people that aren't that. She's an elite songwriter. That's the thing that I think people may not know, is that she's just an all-around insane talent, and definitely deserves everything that's come her way."

Who will win the 2024 ACM Entertainer of the Year award? We will all find out together on Thursday when the ACM Awards stream live on Amazon Prime Video beginning at 8PM ET/7 PM CT/5 PM PT.

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! 

See the Most Played Country Song from the Year You Were Born

Who had the most played country song during the year you were born? This list is a fascinating time capsule of prevalent trends from every decade in American history. Scroll through to find your birth year and then click to listen. Some of these songs have been lost through the years, many of them for good reason!

Men named Hank dominated early before stars like Freddie Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson Clint Black took over to close the 1980s. More recently it's been Tim Mcgraw, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen. Did the most-played country song from the year you were born become a favorite of yours later? All info comes from Billboard's country airplay charts.

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32 Times Lainey Wilson Stunned in Bell Bottoms

Lainey Wilson has exploded onto the country scene in the past few years. In 2023, she became the CMA Entertainer of the Year.

Ever since she stepped onto the big stages, Wilson has always rocked a pair of bell bottoms. It has become her signature look. Let's take a look at 32 times Lainey Wilson stunned in bell bottoms.

Gallery Credit: Evan Paul

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. 

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