Following the announcement of their 2021 CMA Awards nomination for Musical Event of the Year, powerhouses Elle King and Miranda Lambert surprised fans with a new version of their fan-favorite duet, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”
Click below to hear the new acoustic version now.
Co-written by King and Martin Johnson, the collaboration took the country music scene by storm and has already accumulated over 150 million streams worldwide. Debuting at the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Rock Digital Sales Chart and the Country Digital Song Sales Chart, the single has gained King the honor of being the first female artist in music history to secure four radio No.1 tracks on formats including Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts and became the top-selling song performed at the most recent ACM Awards.
It’s no surprise the upbeat party single has gained so much traction, as the two country firecrackers have a history of successful collaborations with their track ““Fooled Around and Fell in Love” (along with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack).
“The true story of this song sums up our wild friendship,” King shared in a press release. “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.”
Fans can tune in to the The 55th Annual CMA Awards in November to see if King and Lambert take home the Musical Event of the Year trophy.