Elle King and Miranda Lambert Team Up For Fiery ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)’ Performance at BBMAs

Elle King and Miranda Lambert joined forces for a performance of their chart-topping hit, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 16, 2022

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Miranda Lambert, Elle King; Photo by: Rich Polk/NBC

Elle King and Miranda Lambert joined forces for a performance of their chart-topping hit, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday evening (May 15). 

The pair sported custom coordinating outfits with Lambert donning a black jumpsuit adorned with fringe and colorful accents and King wearing a custom pant and jacket set with a green bustier.  

King’s outfit even paid homage to her baby boy, Lucky, with patches on her pant legs. 

Surrounded by lights, the superstars strutted onto the stage for a sassy performance of their chart-topping hit. King and Lambert traded verses before blending their signature vocals together for the chorus as fire erupted in the background.


Ahead of the fiery performance, the longtime friends walked the red carpet together, posing for photos along the way. 

King and Lambert recently brought “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” to the top of the country radio charts, marking the first solo female duet to reach No. 1 on country radio since Reba McEntire and Linda Davis’ “Does He Love You” in 1993. 

Miranda Lambert and Elle King; Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC
Miranda Lambert and Elle King; Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC

Earlier this year, King and Lambert were surprised with a platinum plaque commemorating one million sales of “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” while backstage at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. 

Co-written by King and Martin Johnson, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” took the country music scene by storm.

The collaboration went No. 1 on both Billboard’s Rock Digital Sales Chart and Country Digital Sales Chart upon release. The single has also 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. 

“The true story of this song sums up our wild friendship,” Elle King previously 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 precede 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.”

The superstars brought the song to life with a rowdy music video showcased the pair at a 1980s-style wedding. Click above to re-live the clip.

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