Elle King and Miranda Lambert Surprised as ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’ Goes Platinum
Superstars Elle King and Miranda Lambert had a lot to celebrate at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on Monday evening (Feb….
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Superstars Elle King and Miranda Lambert had a lot to celebrate at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on Monday evening (Feb. 28) as their hit duet, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” officially reached Platinum status.
The superstars were surprised backstage with plaques commemorating more than 1 million sales/equivalents of the fan-favorite track and celebrated with a performance of “Drunk” on the historic stage.
King and Lambert’s surprise on-stage collab took place during King’s headlining show, which also featured surprise performances from Dierks Bentley, who joined Elle on stage to perform an unreleased new collaboration for the first time, and Ashley McBryde, who Elle called down to the stage from her balcony seat to help her sing “Long Haired Country Boy.”
On top of the brand new Platinum certification, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” continues to climb the country charts and is currently in the Top 10 at country radio. The song has now amassed over 210 million on-demand streams to date.
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“Drunk” is nominated for Video of the Year at the 57th Annual ACM Awards, airing Monday, March 7 on Amazon Prime Video.
Lauren Jo Black
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.