Elle King and Miranda Lambert Attend a Wild ’80s Wedding In ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’ Music Video

Things get a little wild in the just-released music video for Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s new duet, “Drunk (And…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 26, 2021


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Things get a little wild in the just-released music video for Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s new duet, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”  

The retro clip brings the high octane collaboration to life and showcases the pair at a 1980s-style wedding, with King as the bride and Lambert as her maid of honor (King’s real-life fiancé plays the groom). 

All bets are off after Lambert’s character spikes the punch, resulting in a wedding party like no other. 

Watch it all go down in the clip below. 

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“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” was co-written by Elle King with Martin Johnson, who also produced the track. 

“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,” King shared in a statement. “Nobody revs me up, kicks my ass on stage, or treats me more like family than Miranda Lambert.”

King went on to explain how she couldn’t imagine singing this song with anyone else. 

“Our rowdy reputations proceed us, so who else could sing this song together besides us,” she said. “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.”

Elle King, Miranda Lambert
Elle King, Miranda Lambert

“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,” Lambert added. “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.”

Elle King previously collaborated with Dierks Bentley on the track “Different For Girls.” She also toured with Lambert on the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour and appeared alongside Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack on the ACM and CMA-nominated “Fooled Around and Fell In Love.” 

“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” is available to stream/purchase HERE

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.