After years of making a name for herself as an artist in the Pop and Rock world, Elle King has found her home in country music, and her full-length country debut, Come Get Your Wife, is out now.
The 13-track release showcases all sides of King’s vivacious personality, with tongue-in-cheek tracks like “Try Jesus” and “Tulsa” and sentimental ballads such as “Lucky,” a track co-written by King for her baby boy, Lucky.
With King co-writing eight of the 13 tracks, the record is incredibly personal for the songstress, who opens the project with “Ohio,” an ode to the place she used to call home.
“It’s where I grew up, it’s where I learned about music,” King explained in a statement. “It’s about rural living and my foundation and it’s where my Paw-Paw and my brother live. Ohio made me who I am.”
There’s something for everyone on Come Get Your Wife, including a cover of Tyler Childers’ “Jersey Giant,” and collaborations with Dierks Bentley (“Worth A Shot”) and Miranda Lambert (the chart-topping Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home”)).
King poured all of her “energy and love” into her first country project and lucky for fans, it appears she’s here to stay.
During an interview on Today’s Country Radio with Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music Country, Elle King shared her love for the genre and explained why it drew her in.
“I Can Be Myself”
“When I first started coming back here [to Nashville] and being a part of this, and I was coming from the rock and the pop world, I felt like I had to be someone that I thought that I had to be all the time. And it wasn’t until I started playing country shows and going on country tours and being much more part of this world that I felt like I didn’t have to wear that mask so much…,” she said. “That’s why I like it so much in country. Because I can be myself and nobody’s telling me that I need to change at all.”
Elle King has been welcomed into the genre with open arms and has already performed on some of country music’s biggest stages, such as the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMA Fest, and more.
“Lucky” Live On GMA
On Friday, the multi-platinum-selling star brought her music to the Big Apple when she celebrated the release of Come Get Your Wife with a performance of “Lucky” on ABC’s Good Morning America.
“‘Lucky’ is a song about reflecting back on my life and we feel so blessed that he chose us to be his parents and we named him Lucky because we felt like we got lucky when we had him,” she shared. “This song is about him, and I just love him so much.”
Along with Friday’s release, she also dropped a new video featuring personal footage of her son.
In just a few weeks, Elle King will bring the new record on the road when she launches her A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour. Presented by Slow & Low, the trek kicks off on February 14 in New Orleans and will also feature Red Clay Strays.
For a full list of dates, see below.
A-FREAKIN-MEN Tour Presented by Slow & Low:
Feb 14 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
Feb 16 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Feb 17 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Feb 18 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Feb 19 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
Feb 21 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Feb 22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Feb 24 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner
Feb 25 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
Feb 27 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
Feb 28 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
March 1 – Indianapolis, IN – “Old National Centre”
March 3 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
March 4 – Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed
March 5 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace
March 7 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
March 8 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
March 10 – Denver, CO – Summit
March 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
March 13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
March 14 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
March 15 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
March 17 – Stateline, NV – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room
March 18 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
March 20 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
March 22 – Dallas, TX – The Factory At Deep Ellum
March 23 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live At Moody Theater
March 24 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
March 25 – Bossier City, LA* – Margaritaville Resort Theater – Support TBD