Lainey Wilson Shatters Record at Great NYS Fair – See the Pics Here!
Lainey Wilson Shatters Record at New York State Fair
Before last night, when we last saw country star Lainey Wilson in Upstate New York, she was an "opener" on the Morgan Wallen show last July at SPAC. Wilson had a few big hits under her cowgirl belt at the time, but she was nowhere near the superstar she is just one year later.
While on tour with MW last summer, she wasn't even the "main" opening act, that spot was reserved for Hardy.
Needless to say, since then her rise has been meteoric.
With a starring role on the hit TV show Yellowstone, smash hits "Wait in the Truck" with Hardy, and "Heart Like a Truck", TV commercials, viral TikToks, and a new album, it's no wonder the breakout artist of 2022 is slaying it 2023!
On Wednesday, the bell bottom-wearin', country song beltin' superstar smashed the attendance record at the Great New York State Fair, Lainey Wilson drew 53,200 people, shattering the attendance record for a state fair concert. The previous high was 43,000 set by Nelly at last year's fair.
Ahead of Thursday night's show with Eric Church at SPAC, our fantastic resident photographer Claude Sawyer snapped these images of Wilson during her record-setting performance in Syracuse. Enjoy!
The New York State Fair's 2023 Country Concert Lineup
This year's Great New York State Fair runs from August 23 to September 4 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. As always, they have a bunch of great Country shows planned as part of their concert and entertainment lineup, which are included with fair admission! Check out all of the great artists coming this year, including Lainey Wilson, Tyler Hubbard, and more!
The 9 Best Fried Chicken Sandwiches in the Capital Region, Ranked!
Ever since Chic-Fil-A added two more restaurants in the Capital Region a few weeks back, there's been a lot of "clucking" in our area about who has the "best-tasting" chicken sandwich.
Recently, we posted the question on our various social media platforms, and the results were pretty interesting.
For the purpose of our survey, we didn't care if it was made at a local mom-and-pop style pub, tavern, or restaurant or if it was made by a multi-billion dollar national chain.
If Capital Region residents knew of a place that builds a delicious, golden-fried chicken sandwich, we wanted to hear about it.
Here are the Top 9 Chicken Sandwiches of the Capital Region, Ranked!