Who Does Country Singer Lainey Wilson Play on ‘Yellowstone’? Meet Abby

Warning; Spoilers for Yellowstone‘s Season 5 premiere ahead.

Yellowstone is back for its highly-anticipated fifth season, and on top of a jam-packed two-hour premiere, fans got to meet several intriguing new characters. Among the fresh faces was even a familiar one!

Country singer Lainey Wilson made an appearance in Season 5, Episode 1, “One Hundred Years is Nothing,” as a new character named Abby. Just like Wilson IRL, Abby is a singer on the show, and though it remains unclear how long her character will stick around, we have a fairly good idea of what could happen if she does, thanks to her scenes in the premiere.

So who is Lainey Wilson? And who is Wilson’s Yellowstone character, Abby? We’ve got all the answers you need, including some speculation on where Wilson’s character might go in Season 5, below.

Lainey Wilson on 'Yellowstone'
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Who Is Abby In Yellowstone‘s Season 5 Premiere?

Yellowstone‘s Season 5 premiere shows John Dutton (Kevin Costner) being sworn in as governor and throwing a great big inaugural bash back on the ranch. At this bash, we find Abby leaning against a fence, watching the bunkhouse boys be bunkhouse boys. She has her eyes set on Ryan (Ian Bohen), and as the two smile at each other, Beth (Kelly Reilly) struts over to Abby and asks, “That one yours?” referencing Ryan.

When Abby replies, “None of them are mine. I’m too smart to date a cowboy,” Beth asks why she’s looking at them before delivering a scathing burn about her outfit. “I sing later,” Abby replies. “Gotta wear something flashy onstage, something fun. Crowd likes it.”

As the two stand beside each other watching the guys play around with their lassos, Abby says, “I know cowboys. Cause they’ll always love the life more. The horse more. The job more. The rodeo more. I want to be first.”

“You do?” Beth replies, horrified. She looks at Rip sitting on a hill and says, “I prefer a man whose life is already full. That way he’s got something to share with me. You know what I mean? If I want blind adoration I’ll get me a dog. I’m gonna go sit with my cowboy now.”

When Beth leaves, Ryan walks up to Abby and she shoots him down immediately. “It ain’t gonna work,” she says before he even has the chance to open his mouth. “What ain’t gonna work?” he asks. She tells him she’s just window shopping and he asks her if she has any interest in a dance. She shoots him down again, but he says, “What if I insist?” and tosses his lasso around her body. Smooth move, dude! The two dance to Taylor Sheridan-approved band Shane Smith & The Saints, and honestly? They look cute as hell together.

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Who Is Lainey Wilson, The Country Singer Who Plays Abby in Yellowstone?

Lainey Wilson is a country music star from Louisiana who made her acting debut on Yellowstone right after winning two CMA Awards for New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. The 30-year-old singer and songwriter has released three studio albums — Tougher (2016), Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ (2021), and Bell Bottom Country (2022). The latter was released on October 28, less than a month before her appearance on Yellowstone.

If you want to stay up-to-date on Wilson’s music and acting announcements, you can follow her on social media, YouTube, and Spotify. She currently has 32,000 Twitter followers, 297,000 Instagram followers, 109,000 YouTube subscribers, and more than three million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Like Shane Smith & The Saints, Wilson’s music appeared in Yellowstone prior to her cameo. “I met [series co-creator and executive producer] Taylor Sheridan after he put one of my songs in the show,” Wilson told The New York Post. “He invited me out to Vegas to play a horse-riding competition. And we really kind of bonded over horses.”

Is Lainey Wilson’s Yellowstone Character Abby Sticking Around for Season 5?

While we’ll have to wait and see what’s in store for Abby (Wilson), it seems she’ll be back for more scenes in Season 5.

“I pretty much get to be myself,” Wilson told Country Now when asked about her character, Abby. “I get to wear my bell bottoms, I get to be me, I get to talk with an accent, I get to sing my songs.”

“In my mind, she’s maybe traveling through Montana, a musician, maybe finds a group of people who are really starting to dig her music and she stays for a while,” Wilson continued. So what’s in store for Abby? She’ll likely get to sing (Wilson’s original music) on the show, explore her spark with Ryan, and maybe even find a friend in Beth.

New episodes of Yellowstone premiere Sundays at 8:00 p.m. ET on Paramount Network.

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Man shot in face outside banquet hall among 6 hurt in latest NYC shootings

A man was shot in the face and another in the shoulder outside a Queens banquet hall – two of at least six people hurt in a slew of citywide shootings overnight, authorities said. 

The men were blasted in the doorway of the Starz Banquet Hall on Merrick Boulevard near 231st Street in Laurelton during a heated fight around 5 a.m. Monday, cops said. 

A 25-year-old man was shot in the face and a 34-year-old man struck in the shoulder, police said. 

The younger man was taken to Jamaica University Hospital Medical Center, and the older victim went to Mount Sinai South Nassau, both in stable condition, authorities said. 

They were not known to each other, police said.

Police officers stand outside of Starz Banquet Hall in Laurelton, where one man was shot in the face and another in the shoulder early Monday.
Police officers stand outside of Starz Banquet Hall in Laurelton, where one man was shot in the face and another in the shoulder early Monday.
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Crime scene tape at the scene where two men were shot in the doorway of Starz Banquet Hall on Merrick Boulevard near 231st Street in Laurelton.
Shots rang out in the doorway of the banquet hall during a fight, police said.
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Hours earlier, around 8 p.m. Sunday, a 20-year-old man was blasted in the leg and a 32-year-old guy in the arm on Beach Channel Drive near Beach 81st Street in Far Rockaway, Queens, cops said. 

The younger man was taken to Jamaica and the older man to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, both in stable condition, police said. 

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Two men were hurt when gunfire broke out around 8 p.m. Sunday at Beach Channel Drive near Beach 81st Street in Far Rockaway.
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The motive for the gunplay was not immediately known. 

Nine shell casings were recovered at the scene. 

Earlier in the evening, around 6:30 p.m., another 20-year-old man was shot in the stomach and a 21-year-old male victim grazed in the face at East 149th Street and Jackson Avenue in the Mott Haven section of The Bronx.

The younger man was taken to Lincoln Medical Center in stable condition, cops said. 

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One man was shot and another guy grazed at East 149th Street and Jackson Avenue in Mott Haven on Sunday evening.
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The other wounded man refused medical attention for his graze wound. 

The suspect fled on a moped, and police found 10 shell casings at the scene. 

The motive is unclear. 

No arrests have been made in any of the cases.

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FTX, the Democrats’ Money Laundering Operation

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Crypto crashes and crypto-exchange schemes come and go. I had assumed that the Mt. Gox disaster of 2014 would be the last, teaching investors to keep their own custody and watch the exchanges (the on and off ramps to the ecosystem) very carefully.
Keep your funds in your possession, the old guard has been screaming for ten years. Use the exchanges as necessary but remember that they are not magic money-making machines. And yet here we are, with yet another meltdown of a magic money-making machine.
Sadly, the Mt. Gox event proved to be a foreshadowing. The eye-popping mess of FTX and its valorized founder Sam Bankman-Fried is turning out to be one for the ages. From zero to $32 billion and back to zero again in a mere three years. It’s impossible for those of us fascinated by the sector to stop digging and looking….

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‘No Justification’ for Medically Assisted Suicide for Babies, Says Conservative MP

A doctor from the Quebec College of Physicians recently suggested to a parliamentary committee that medical assistance in dying, or MAiD, could be made available for disabled babies or those suffering greatly shortly after birth—a premise with which Conservative MP Garnett Genuis disagrees.
“Disability is no justification for killing children. There is never a justification for killing children,” said Genuis in a video posted to YouTube on Nov. 12.
“I can’t believe I have to say this: Killing children is always wrong.”
Dr. Louis Roy told the parliamentary joint committee on MAiD in October that the availability of medically assisted death should be considered for “emancipated minors between the ages of 14 and 17.”…

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Biggs Hints at Bid to Challenge McCarthy for House Speakership

WASHINGTON—Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Nov. 14 appeared to hint at the possibility that he might run against House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to become the next speaker of the House, amid reports that the Arizona congressman is weighing a leadership challenge.
In response to The Epoch Times’ inquiry whether Biggs would challenge McCarthy for House speakership, Biggs’s office said in an email, “The speaker doesn’t have 218 votes, and there will be an alternative challenger.”
The comment came as the House GOP is slated to hold leadership elections on Nov. 15. While McCarthy needs only a simple majority in this vote to become the Republican nominee for speaker, Housse’s speakership won’t be confirmed until the next Congress session in January. Then, any candidate will have to get 218 votes on the floor to claim the gavel….

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Dave Chappelle accused of normalizing anti-Semitism in ‘SNL’ monologue

Dave Chappelle is being accused of normalizing anti-Semitism while hosting “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend.

The CEO of the Anti-Defamation League publicly criticized Chappelle, 49, after the comedian spent the majority of his 15-minute monologue discussing his friend Kanye West and the trouble that the rapper, 45, found himself in after tweeting in October that he wanted to go “death con 3” on Jewish people.

“We shouldn’t expect @DaveChappelle to serve as society’s moral compass, but disturbing to see @nbcsnl not just normalize but popularize #antisemitism,” Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted on Sunday.

The executive, 51, then asked, “Why are Jewish sensitivities denied or diminished at almost every turn? Why does our trauma trigger applause?”

Dave Chappelle talking on "Saturday Night Live."
Dave Chappelle is being criticized for his “Saturday Night Live” monologue.
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Chappelle also faced swift backlash from various publications and writers.

“American comedian Dave Chappelle said during his SNL monologue that he ‘denounces antisemitism in all its forms’… before promptly engaging in antisemitic tropes,” the Jerusalem Post tweeted.

“That Dave Chappelle SNL monologue probably did more to normalize anti-Semitism than anything Kanye said,” Time Out New York theater editor Adam Feldman echoed, adding in another tweet that while West is “nuts,” Chappelle “posits himself as a teller of difficult truths,” which is “worse.”

The former “Chappelle’s Show” star began his monologue on Saturday by taking out a folded piece of paper and reading aloud a statement “denouncing anti-Semitism in all forms,” but the crowd found it to be more funny than an actual statement of his beliefs.

“And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time,” Chappelle said after reading the two-sentence note.

Dave Chappelle talking on "Saturday Night Live."
Chappelle jumped right into his monologue with a two-sentence statement denouncing anti-Semitism.

The stand-up comic then talked in detail about Jewish people in Hollywood as well as West’s controversial remarks, which have caused the Yeezy designer to lose lucrative deals with Adidas and other companies.

“Early in my career, I learned that there are two words in the English language that you should never say together in sequence. Those words are ‘the’ and ‘Jews,’” he said.

Chappelle explained that he “grew up around Jewish people,” so he is “not freaked out by your culture.” He then referred to Shabbat, Judaism’s day of rest, as “Sha na na.”

Dave Chappelle talking on "Saturday Night Live."
The stand-up comedian has not responded to the backlash.
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The “Dave Chappelle’s Block Party” star also dove into how West broke “show business rules.”

“You know, the rules of perception. If they’re black, then it’s a gang. If they’re Italian, it’s a mob. But if they’re Jewish, it’s a coincidence and you should never speak about it,” he said.

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Chappelle told “SNL” viewers that West broke “show business rules.”

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Chappelle told “SNL” viewers that West broke “show business rules.”

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“I’ve been to Hollywood, and — no one get mad at me — I’m just telling you what I saw. It’s a lot of Jews. Like, a lot. But that doesn’t mean anything! You know what I mean? Just because there are a lot of black people in Ferguson, Missouri, it doesn’t mean we run the place.”

Chappelle said “it’s not a crazy thing to think” about how Jewish people “run show business,” but it is a “crazy thing to say out loud in a climate like this.”

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Chappelle also addressed why he didn’t rush to West’s side like he did in 2020.

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Chappelle previously flew to Wyoming to see West after Ye went on a Twitter rant, but he explained on “SNL” that he did not “pull up immediately” to see him this time.

“I don’t think Kanye is crazy at all,” he clarified. “I think he’s possibly not well.”

Chappelle’s hosting gig was met with mixed reviews after he faced severe backlash for making transphobic and homophobic jokes in his 2021 Netflix special.

A source recently told Page Six that some of “SNL”‘s writers were so upset by the decision to tap the divisive funnyman as host that they were “not going to do the show.”

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New Democrats Call for Independent Review of Government’s COVID-19 Response

It’s time for Canadians to find out how well the federal government handled COVID-19 with a public inquiry into Canada’s pandemic response, says the NDP.
With the final federal public-health restrictions having been lifted in September, NDP health critic Don Davies said it’s about time for the government to look back at whether appropriate actions were taken to manage the crisis.
“It’s time to have a proper, comprehensive, full examination of the federal preparedness and response. And the only way to do that is by calling an official inquiry,” he said in an interview.
Davies said it was clear at the onset of the pandemic that Canada was not well-equipped to handle the strain caused by COVID-19. He said a public inquiry can answer questions about everything from the early detection of the virus to personal protective equipment shortages and domestic vaccine production capabilities….

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Katharine McPhee reveals what she’s gifting husband David Foster for holidays

Katharine McPhee and husband David Foster are gearing up for a particularly festive holiday season, with their first Christmas album coming Nov. 25 — along with an accompanying six-city tour.

So it’s no surprise the couple are experts when it comes to gifting. And while McPhee tells Page Six Style her spouse already gave her the best present possible last year — their son, Rennie — she knows exactly what she wants to unwrap this December.

“This is so bougie, but I’ve become obsessed with Baccarat [crystal],” the “Scorpion” actress and singer, 38, says.

“It’s so classic, and you can keep it forever and pass it down. So I would love to get a whole set of Baccarat glasses. We’re building a house, so my mind is definitely on pieces to fill up a home!”

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McPhee and Foster, 73, are also planning to treat each other to a family getaway on the slopes.

“I think we’re going to take a ski trip with some friends — like, ‘You buy the lift tickets, I’ll get the hotel,’” she says.

And the parents are gifting 20-month-old Rennie his very own drum set this season, since the toddler’s already following in his parents’ musical footsteps.

“He is obsessed. He’s been [drumming] since 14 months. It’s pretty wild!” McPhee says.

As for the other friends and family on her gifting list, the newly minted jewelry designer will be doling out a combination of robot vacuums ($200) — a recent Amazon obsession — and, fittingly, bling.

“Jewelry is always my go-to,” she says. “There’s a place in LA called XIV Karats that I love; they have everything and can make anything.”

McPhee and Foster welcomed a son in 2021.
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