Elle King brought a star-studded list of friends out as surprise guests during her headlining show in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday evening (Feb. 28).
Throughout King’s sold-out concert at The Ryman Auditorium in Downtown Nashville, King shocked fans with some of her famous friends, including Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, who joined her for some show-stopping duets.
McBryde, who was in attendance as a friend and longtime fan of King’s, joined the four-time GRAMMY nominee for a cover of Charlie Daniels Band’s “Long Haired Country Boy,” a track from their 1974 album, Fire on the Mountain.
“Come on out. I just haven’t seen you in so long and I heard you were here. You know this song… you look good. You look good, girl,” King said to McBryde.
“Well this is actually amazing, because we have something cool to tell you guys…” King told the cheering crowd. “We have a new song together everybody. It’s a song called ‘Worth A Shot.’”
The pair, who previously released “Different For Girls,” a duet released in June 2016 as the second single from Bentley’s eighth studio album, Black (2016), then went on to perform the unreleased new tune.
“It might be in a bottle / a little proof from the past / might be at the bottom of an empty glass / Don’t know if the whiskey can fix it or not / but baby it’s worth a shot / one shot from the top of the shelf / maybe two, what the hell / sleeping on the rocks / one shot maybe all that we got / I don’t know about you but I think it’s worth a shot,” King and Bentley sing in perfect harmony on the chorus of the unreleased track.
King and Lambert teamed up during the sold-out concert to perform their chart-topping party anthem, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”
“So bartender, take my keys / What do you want from me? / Baby, I’m drunk, and I don’t wanna go home / Not staying in to fight / I’m staying out all night / Baby, I’m drunk, and I don’t wanna go home,” King and Lambert sing on the chorus of the tune.
Following King’s headlining concert, she and Lambert were surprised with a plaque to commemorate their Top 10 duet being certified Platinum by the RIAA.
In addition to the shining new Platinum certification, “Drunk” has amassed over 210 million on-demand streams to date and is nominated for Video of the Year at the 57th Annual ACM Awards, airing Monday, March 7.
Elle King is currently in the midst of her headlining Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) tour, which kicked off in San Diego, CA on February 15 and will wrap up on March 28th at Los Angeles’ iconic The Fonda Theatre. See a full list of King’s tour dates below.
March 3, 2022 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
March 4, 2022 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
March 5, 2022 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
March 6, 2022 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
March 9, 2022 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 10, 2022 Detroit, MI MotorCity Casino Hotel Sound Board
March 11, 2022 Chicago, IL Metro
March 12, 2022 Minneapolis, MN The Fillmore
March 14, 2022 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
March 15, 2022 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
March 16, 2022 Kansas City, MO The Truman
March 18, 2022 Englewood, CO The Gothic Theatre
March 19, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
March 21, 2022 Seattle, WA The Showbox
March 22, 2022 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
March 24, 2022 San Francisco, CA The Warfield
March 25, 2022 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
March 26, 2022 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
March 28, 2022 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda