ACM Awards 2021: Fans Shower Miranda Lambert and Elle King with Praise for ‘Drunk’ Performance

by Jon D. B.

With an absolute powerhouse performance of “Drunk,” Miranda Lambert & Elle King just cemented 2021’s triumphant ACM Awards with one of the best openers in the show’s history. And fans are absolutely here for it.

“I love @ElleKingMusic and @mirandalambert so much my heart is going to burst,” tweets country fan Nicole. It’s a sentiment echoed over and over on Twitter as we speak. The hashtag #ACMAWARDS is chock-full of ecstatic fans celebrating this iconic life performance as the ACM Awards rock CBS Sunday night.

“Great start with Elle and Miranda to the ACM Awards,” tweets Chaston Tavares. The man is correct, too, as these two Country Queens absolutely crush their opening performance.

“Girl power,” adds ACM Awards viewer Misty with a few stellar shots of Lambert & King in action. Isn’t that the damn truth. Look at these two absolute powerhouses rock the stage:

“HOLY DAAAAYUUUUM Miranda Lambert AND Elle King JUST KILLED IT!” fan Kelly tweets in reaction.

Right behind her is fellow country fan and “Morning Show” co-host Michelle Rodriguez. “Allllll the fringe! How about Miranda Lambert and Elle King for that ACM Awards open!? You watching!?” Rodriguez lauds. Of course we are, Michelle! What Outsider isn’t!?

Lambert & King Crush ‘Drunk’ at 2021 ACM Awards

” This song is such a fun, jump around song!! @mirandalambert and @ElleKingMusic started off the #ACMAwards off perfectly!!!,” reacts ACM viewer Maggie.

We dare anyone to disagree! One of the best country songs to hit in the last decade, “Drunk (And I Dont Wanna Go Home)” is a genre-defying banger of a good time.

Miranda Lambert & Elle King, former tourmates, teamed up for their newest duet after their CMA-winning smash cover of “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.”

According to Rolling Stone‘s praise-filled review of the track, Elle King wrote the “uptempo “Drunk” with Martin Johnson (who also produced the track) and it was recorded pre-pandemic in Nashville and New York.”

Fans finally heard the hit for the first time come February 2021 – and the genre hasn’t been the same since.

And as brilliant as the song is – the music video is even more glorious. Check it out for yourself below, and stick with for all the best from the 2021 ACM Awards!