Elle King was 'really nervous' to ask Miranda Lambert to collaborate for 'Drunk'

'I just held my breath and texted her'

Being seven months pregnant isn’t slowing Elle King down one bit. While currently promoting her new collaboration “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) feat. Miranda Lambert,” the multi-genre artist joked that it’s the anthem she’ll need after having her baby.

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Elle and Miranda could be seen performing the new song to kick off this year’s 56th Annual ACM Awards, and it’s safe to say they brought the heat. Dressed in black leather with colorful fringe, the dynamic duo wow’d the audience as they gave a high energy performance while having the time of their lives.

“When we performed at the ACMs, I was losing my voice because I was laughing so hard,” Elle told Audacy’s Katie Neal about her experience. “I feel really lucky and blessed that she agreed to sing this song with me.”

King revealed she was really nervous to ask Lambert to collaborate for the song after Miranda had “already done so much” for her.

“I was really nervous to ask because she had already done so much for me and inviting me on this tour,” Elle said, making it clear how generous Miranda was when it came to sharing the spotlight. “I didn’t want it to seem like I was taking advantage or anything, but it just seemed like a good idea so I just held my breath and texted her and she said she liked the song.”

Lucky for Elle, and all of us, Miranda agreed and the pair hasn’t stopped having fun since.

“Not one ounce of it with her has felt like work,” said Elle. “It has been a complete joy from recording it, to the music video, to getting to do any press about it. She’s just this really bright light of a person. I love to be around her.”

Miranda isn’t the first Country artist to welcome King with open arms. She was also featured on Dierks Bentley’s song, “Different For Girls,” and has been on tour with Chris Stapleton, in addition to Lambert. So what keeps her coming back?

“Country knows what's up," King exclaimed. There’s a different vibe in Country... They want to know you as a person, not a song. She continued, "Country fans opening their hearts to me again and their ears it’s just so cool. I feel a lot of gratitude.”

Sounds like Elle has no plans on abandoning the format anytime soon, so what can we expect to see from her next?

“Bring on Reba,” she sang. “A girl can dream!”

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