LISTEN HERE: https://smarturl.it/DrunkAcoustic
Nominated for “Musical Event of the Year” at the 55th Annual CMA Awards
(New York, NY/NASHVILLE, Tenn. – September 10, 2021) —Today, Elle King and Miranda Lambert release an acoustic version of their “glass raising anthem” (Billboard) and “exhilarating duet” (Rolling Stone) “DRUNK (AND I DON’T WANNA GO HOME).”
Listen HERE: https://smarturl.it/DrunkAcoustic
This new acoustic version follows the news yesterday of their 2021 CMA Award Nomination for “Musical Event of the Year.”
Elle King also shared other major news over the holiday week, about the birth of her first child Lucky Levi with her fiancé Dan Tooker. Check out her lovely post on Instagram.
King and Lambert’s hit single “Drunk” came roaring out of the gate upon release and has already racked up over 150 million streams globally. The single debuted at No. 1 in early March on both Billboard’s Rock Digital Sales Chart and the Country Digital Song Sales Chart. Additionally, King is the first female artist in history to have scored four radio No. 1 singles on different formats including Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts.
Listen/Watch the official music video HERE.
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” was clearly THE party everyone was missing. Upon its release, Stereogum wrote “this may end up being a Top 10 pop song, country song, and rock song of 2021,” and iHeart Radio called it “a party anthem all about living your best life on the spur of the moment.” “Drunk” was the top-selling song performed at the recent ACM Awards according to Billboard. Watch their performance HERE.
“Drunk” was co-written by Elle King with Martin Johnson, who also produced the track, and was recorded in Nashville and New York pre-pandemic. This is the second time King collaborated with Lambert, having recorded together their first release “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” (along with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack) which became “Music Event of The Year” at the “2020 ACM Awards.” Elle also was a special guest on Miranda’s 2019 Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour. In addition, King’s 2016 collaboration with Dierks Bentley on “Different for Girls,” also scored a No. 1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck and Billboard country airplay charts and won a CMA Award for “Musical Event of the Year” the same year.
About Elle King:
Multi-platinum, award-winning recording artist Elle King has enjoyed over 1.7 billion streams worldwide.
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 single “Shame,” featured on her second studio album Shake The Spirit marked King’s fourth radio #1 single. Prior to the release of her hit single “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” King released her latest EP Elle King: In Isolation last summer, a collection of raw demos/songs she’s recorded acoustically while quarantining at home.
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), 3 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.
The celebrated singer/songwriter released her seventh studio album, Wildcard, in 2019, which was declared one of the year’s best albums by GQ, Variety, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Slate, and many more. Wildcard features GRAMMY Award-nominated single “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” plus her No. 1 smash hit “Bluebird” and Top 5 “Settling Down.” Lambert’s seventh consecutive No. 1 album, Wildcard joins 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, as well as The Marfa Tapes, a critically-acclaimed, raw and intimate recording with collaborators Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
Her clothing and cowboy boot collection, Idyllwind, is a private-label brand sold at all Boot Barn stores nationwide. www.idyllwind.com
Miranda’s MuttNation Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, is celebrating its 11th Anniversary. Since its inception in 2009, MuttNation has raised over $5 million in support of its mission to promote the adoption of rescue pets, support animal shelters across the country, advance spay & neuter, and assist with the transport of animals during times of natural disaster. www.muttnation.com