Elle King Finds A Home In Country Music With Release Of New Album, ‘Come Get Your Wife’

King poured all of her “energy and love” into this project.

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 27, 2023

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Elle King; Photo by Matthew Berinato

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.

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Elle King; Come Get Your Wife Artwork - Photo by Matthew Berinato
Elle King; Come Get Your Wife Artwork – Photo by Matthew Berinato

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.”

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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. 

Elle King; Photo by Mary Kouw/CBS
Elle King; Photo by Mary Kouw/CBS

“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

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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. 

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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

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.