Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt Drop Surprise Duet, ‘Wishful Drinking’

Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt teamed up for a brand new, surprise duet, “Wishful Drinking.”  The just-released collaboration is described…


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August 2, 2021


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Sam Hunt, Ingrid Andress

Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt teamed up for a brand new, surprise duet, “Wishful Drinking.” 

The just-released collaboration is described by the pair as a “sad bop” and is available everywhere now

“I’ve never done anything like ‘Wishful Drinking’ before,” Andress shared in a statement. “I’ve always wanted to work with Sam and have been such a fan of his for a long time. I admire how he stays so true to himself and am so happy to have him join me for my first collaboration. The song was co-written by my friend JP Saxe, and it became this amazing sad bop, which we all know I love.”

“I heard Ingrid’s music a while back and knew right away she was a very talented singer and songwriter,” Hunt added. “I met her not long ago at a Nashville Sports League kickball game and I really enjoyed getting to know her a little bit. When the opportunity came along to be a part of this song with her, I was all in.” 

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The song tells the story of a couple who is trying to move past a breakup and find themselves thinking of one another when they drink. 

“Maybe I’m just wishing drinking/ Give my hear something to sink in/ Better make it two, nothing I won’t do/ For another round of me and you/ I get hopeful when I’m tipsy/ Thinking you might actually miss me/ It’s 100 proof, nothing I don’t do/ For another round of me and you/ I’m wishful drinking,” they sing on the chorus. 

Along with the release of the song, the artists shared a music video to accompany to track. 


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Filmed at the Flamingo Cocktail Club in Nashville, clip is a throwback to the 1970s with a modern twist. The video finds Andress and Hunt performing the heartbreak song across the room from one another then come together to sing on the stage in the moody barroom. 

Click above to watch the “Wishful Drinking” music video. 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.