RCA Records and sister company Sony Music Nashville are partnering together to support Elle King’s career. The “Ex’s & Oh’s” singer remains signed to RCA Records, which released her debut EP in 2012.
Sony Music Nashville has already been working with King on her duet with Sony Music Nashville artist Miranda Lambert, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” which is at country radio now and has already topped Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales and Country Digital Song Sales charts. Though King broke through as a pop artist with 2015 hit, “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which earned her two Grammy nominations and topped the Hot Rock Song chart, her most recent successes have been in the country world.
King and Lambert collaborated with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Caylee Hammack on a remake of Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” which snagged an ACM Award last year as music event of the year. Additionally, King’s 2016 duet with Dierks Bentley, “Different For Girls,” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and also won a CMA Award for musical event of the year.
“I’ve met some of the most badass songwriters and artists and had some of the most rock & roll experiences of my life in country. So I think we’re gonna get along just fine,” said King in a statement. “Plus, I’m always trying to prove to my PaPaw in Ohio that I haven’t forgotten my roots or where I came from, so this helps a lot.”
King, who is managed by Nashville-based Mary Hilliard Harrington of Red Light Management, will open for Chris Stapleton’s tour this summer.