Award-winning country and pop-rock sensation, Elle King, isn’t your typical singer and songwriter. She began writing songs at the young age of 13 and by 16, had her own residency at the now closed Spike Hill in Brooklyn, New York. One day a kid name Cranston showed up with a banjo, which put her whole life in order. Only, the business where she had her residency had other ideas advising the blonde with the tattoos and a wide-open spirit to “tone down the country and play up the rock and roll stuff.” Suddenly an alternative icon – scoring Best Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song Grammy nomination for “Ex’s & Oh’s” – Elle toured with some of the biggest – male fronted – alternative rock bands, where she held her own.
King’s latest album, Come Get Your Wife, features appearances by country forces Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, with hit songs “Worth a Shot” and “Drunk (And I Don’t Want to Go Home)” – garnering King multiple music industry recognitions such as CMA’s Vocal Event of the Year, a 2021 ACM Award, CMA Vocal Event nomination and set streaming records.
Come Get Your Wife draws on the ups and downs of King’s life – and how she got here. Teaming with two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Ross Copperman, the pair worked in two-day blasts to create an album that was bright and aggressive, smart and porous. They enlisted some of Nashville’s best roots players – Fred Eltringham and Nir Z on drums, Kenny Greenberg, Ilya Toshinskiy and Rob McNelley on electric, two-time CMA Musician of the Year Jenee Fleanor on fiddle and mandolin, and Linda Ronstadt veteran Dan Dugmore on steel. It lends the dreamy gratitude of “Lucky,” the cowgirl power-strumming self-assessment “Bonafide” and the steamy Etta James-evoking blues soul “Love Go By”.
Learn more about Elle King at www.ElleKing.com.