Watch Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt Perform ‘Wishful Drinking’ on ‘The Late Show’

Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt performed their duet, “Wishful Drinking” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday evening…


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January 18, 2022


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Sam Hunt, Ingrid Andress; Photo via Twitter

Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt performed their duet, “Wishful Drinking” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday evening (Jan. 17). 

The pair’s pre-taped performance continued with the ’70s disco vibes featured in the original music video and featured the artists performing the track in a retro-style room alongside Andress’ band. 


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“crushedddd ittttt. thank u @colbertlateshow for having me, @samhuntmusic and our disco ball last night ❄️,” Andress shared on social media on Tuesday alongside several photos from the performance 

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Released in August, “Wishful Drinking” 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. 

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“I’ve never done anything like ‘Wishful Drinking’ before,” Andress previously 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.” 

“Wishful Drinking” is Andress’ first collaboration since the release of her debut album, Lady Like. The song is at country radio now. 

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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.