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Country star Laney Wilson is asking fans to keep her family in their thoughts as her father, Brian, recovers from a medical emergency.
The “Things a Man Augta Know” singer, 30, shared a statement on social media Wednesday announcing the cancellation of two shows scheduled for this weekend in Iowa “due to a family emergency.”
“I’m so sorry for the last minute cancellation, but please believe I wouldn’t hold back if it wasn’t important,” she wrote. “Please keep my family in your prayers.”
Hours later, Laney shared a sweet photo with her father, showing him in a cowboy hat and with the caption: “My dad. My cowboy. Please keep raising him up in prayer. The toughest man I’ve ever met.” I know. ️”
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Wilson has long spoken about her close relationship with her father, and on Father’s Day she shared an adorable video of the pair on Instagram.
“Happy Father’s Day to the man who taught us what it meant to roll up our sleeves and get it done,” Laney captioned the post. “He likes to keep it a secret, but he also has a big ole heart. The real Brian Wilson.”
In an interview with People last year, the country star talked about growing up on a Louisiana farm where her father worked “every day from sunset to sunset.”
“I learned a lot growing up this way,” she recalled. “I knew from a very young age that nothing comes easy.”
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Laney spoke to Taste of Country in March after she was named New Female Artist of the Year at the 2022 ACM Awards, and she laughed about how much her parents enjoyed meeting other country artists on the show.
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“My dad, he’ll just take a little picture to show his friends back home and I’m like, ‘Can’t you please do this? He’s my friend now,'” she said.
The star also told the outlet how her parents were the first people she called after winning her first ACM award, and they’ve been her biggest supporters since day one.
“Any little singing competition around the house, or whatever my mama would take me, my dad would pay us to get there,” Laney said. “Helped me buy my camper trailer whenever I went to Nashville in 2011. Before anyone else thought I could do it, they did.”