Lainey Wilson and Terri Clark Team Up for “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me” Duet at CMA Fest

CMA Fest in Nashville is the ultimate gathering for country music fans, showcasing performances from every big name in the genre. This year was no different, with numerous standout acts and surprising, memorable collaborations. One highlight was Lainey Wilson joining Terri Clark on stage for a powerful rendition of Clark’s hit, “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.”

Though often associated with Terri Clark, “Poor Poor Pitiful Me” was originally written and released by Warren Zevon in 1976 on his self-titled album. Linda Ronstadt popularized the song with her successful cover in 1978. It wasn’t until 1996 that Clark’s version, released as the lead single from her album *Just the Same*, soared to the top of the American music charts, becoming her second number-one hit.

Wilson and Clark’s duet was a perfect blend of modern and classic country, delighting the crowd at Nissan Stadium during country music’s biggest weekend.

In recent months, Lainey Wilson has been making waves with her appearances at CMA Fest and her “Country’s Cool Again” world tour. Her most significant achievement, however, was being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Wilson received the prestigious invitation during the Season 25 finale of *The Voice* on May 21, where she performed her new song, “Hang Tight Honey.” Country legends Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood officially inducted her as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry on June 7.


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