(New York – February 26, 2021) Today, two PLATINUM selling artists Elle King and Miranda Lambert reunite with the infectious new collaboration “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).” Listen HERE. The song was co-written by Elle King with Martin Johnson, who also produced the track, and was recorded in Nashville and New York pre-pandemic. The release follows an exciting morning as Lambert earned five nominations for the 56th ACM Awards, including Female Artist of the Year and Single, Song, and Video of the Year for her No. 1 hit “Bluebird.”
This is the second time the two female powerhouse performers have recorded together with their first release “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” (along with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, and Caylee Hammack) going on to win the 2020 ACM Award for “Music Event of The Year.” Elle also was a special guest on Miranda’s 2019 Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour.
To accompany the track, the pair met up in Nashville to film an 80s-inspired wedding video starring Elle as the bride and Miranda as her Maid of Honor complete with a cameo from Elle’s real-life fiancé as the groom. The video was shot in January by directing duo Running Bear using strict COVID protocols.
Watch the video HERE.
Elle King offers: “The true story of this song sums up our wild friendship. Miranda is someone I have looked up to as a songwriter, musician, performer, and human being for a long time. So our tumbleweed snowball story of getting to know each other is the ultimate real deal kinda thing. Nobody revs me up, kicks my ass on stage, or treats me more like family than Miranda Lambert. Our rowdy reputations proceed us, so who else could sing this song together besides us? Crawling out of such a crazy year, still full of so many unknowns, I ultimately couldn’t think of another person I’d rather come out singin’ and swingin’ with than the most badass chick I know. Miranda.”
Miranda Lambert adds: “I think this fun song was born from our becoming friends over the last couple of years. We are new friends but it really feels like we are old friends and I felt like that immediately when I met her at one of her shows. Since then, we’ve toured together and sang on stage together, hung out and partied together, recorded together, and so much more. This song just feels like the natural transition to the after party.”
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
About Elle King:
Multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Elle King has enjoyed over 1.5 billion streams worldwide. Her latest EP Elle King: In Isolation was released in the summer of 2020 and is a collection of raw demos/songs she’s recorded acoustically while quarantining at home in Los Angeles.
Her debut album Love Stuff featured her breakthrough single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned her two GRAMMY nominations and is certified 4x times platinum. The breakthrough single hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs Chart, topped the AAA, Hot AC, and Alternative Radio charts, leading King to become the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at the latter format. Her 2016 collaboration with Dierks Bentley on “Different for Girls,” also scored a No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts and won the CMA Award for “Musical Event of the Year.”
Her single “Shame,” featured on her second studio album Shake The Spirit marked King’s fourth radio #1 single and marking Elle the only act in history to have scored No. 1 singles on the Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts. Rolling Stone wrote, “Elle King is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, but ultimately, she’s punk as fuck.” Variety wrote “…King churned the clotted cream of punkish country, raw R&B, crotchety rock and deep blues into rich, buttery musical drama…(she) belted, crooned, purred, sauntered and swaggered her way through a tautly rocking set…one thing became very clear: nearly every song was equally contagious, catty-cool, and hit-worthy.”
About Miranda Lambert:
Vanner Records/RCA Nashville superstar Miranda Lambert’s storied career has spanned seven No. 1 hit radio singles, seven consecutive No. 1 albums, more than 70 prestigious awards and honors, and countless sales certifications, earning the Texan a reputation as “the most riveting country star of her generation” (NPR).
The most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music, Lambert has earned 35 ACM Awards (including a record-setting 9 consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 14 CMA Awards (Country Music Association), 2 GRAMMY Awards, the Nashville Symphony Harmony Award, ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award, ACM Song of the Decade Award, and was named 2019 RIAA’s Artist of the Year. She is the youngest artist ever to serve as the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Artist in Residence, joining a legendary list of predecessors including Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Tom T. Hall, Jerry Douglas, Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Connie Smith, Roseanne Cash, and more.
Lambert’s seventh studio album, Wildcard (2019) was declared one of the year’s best albums by GQ, Variety, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and many more and features GRAMMY Award-nominated single “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” plus her No. 1 smash hit “Bluebird” and “Settling Down.” Wildcard is her seventh consecutive No. 1 album to join her lauded discography that includes The Weight of These Wings (2016), Platinum (2014), Four The Record (2011), Revolution (2009), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007) and Kerosene (2005). In addition, she released three albums with her trio, the Pistol Annies.