With her entertaining duet with Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” rising up the charts, Elle King is finally settling into the mainstream genre where she most makes sense: Country music. The song will officially go for radio adds June 14th.
A blend of musical influences has always been a hallmark of country music (or at least for the last 50 years), so it makes sense that Elle King is finally gonna work her unique brand of music at country radio and today her record label RCA Records partnered with the Sony Music Nashville to officially make this all a reality.
“I’ve met some of the most badass songwriters and artists and had some of the most rock & roll experiences of my life in country. So I think we’re gonna get along just fine,” laughs King. “Plus, I’m always trying to prove to my PaPaw in Ohio that I haven’t forgotten my roots or where I came from, so this helps a lot.”
“Drunk” came roaring out of the gate and has already racked up over 40 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.
Written by Elle King and Martin Johnson, “Drunk” was recorded in Nashville and New York pre-pandemic. Partnering with Miranda Lambert on the song made since as Miranda took Elle out on the road on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars tour and they scored award show nominations and a win for their collaboration “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” (which was recorded its Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tensile Towns and Caylee Hammack too). In 2016, Elle scored a #1 and won a CMA Award with Dierks Bentley for their duet “Different For Girls.”
Elle King will support Chris Stapleton on his “All-American Road Show” tour this summer.