Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” is officially reached the top of the charts.
The song took the No.1 spot on the Mediabase Country Airplay chart on Sunday (April 10) and is expected to top the Billboard Country Airplay chart on Monday, according to radio insider Chris Owen.
This marks the first solo female duet to reach No. 1 on country radio since Reba McEntire and Linda Davis’ “Does He Love You” in 1993.
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 and has already accumulated well over 210 million on-demand streams worldwide.
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 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 hit went on to earn several nominations at some of music’s most coveted award shows, including the GRAMMY Awards, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, among others, and is currently nominated for Top Rock Song at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.