Kelsea Ballerini just dropped her fourth career studio album titled, Subject To Change, and one of the immediate standout tracks is one called, “You’re Drunk, Go Home.”
Featuring fellow country star Carly Pearce, and someone who I think needs to drop a a throwback ’90s country album, Kelly Clarkson, it’s a fun, pretty country, song about shutting down drunk creeps at the bar.
And fun fact about recording the song… Kelly was liquored up in the booth.
Kelsea confessed that she asked Kelly to come sing on this song, and Kelly showed up that same night to the studio.
Except, there was a little problem… well, not so much as a problem, but… Kelly had been drinking.
“I can’t actually tell that full story on TV, but it’s quite funny… that recording day for me.
“So, you know what? I’m going to give you a little bit of it. It’s my last day of work. I have told Trisha, my assistant in my group, I can’t do anything.”
I had literally been like, ‘look, this has to be on this day, then I’m off.’ I was like, ‘I promised myself this summer.’ And not only you text me but Shane McAnally, our friend who is also a singer-songwriter.
They’re both like, ‘Oh, we’ve got this song.’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, I love Kelsea. Okay. Let me just listen to it.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, I have to do this.’”
Except, Kelly had already started “celebrating” being off for the summer…
“I had already been celebrating that it was my last day of work. So I get to the studio here at this studio. With Jason, and I get in there and I’m like, ‘Look, I didn’t know I was going to be singing today.’
So I had to sing a song called ‘You’re Drunk, Go Home’ inebriated, trying to sing for soprano parts… like I’m fine. Like there is an actual full track we have to send to you of me just crying and laughing so hard I almost peed my pants.”
And while you can imagine that TONS of artists over the years have written, recorded and performed drunk off their ass, Kelly Clarkson isn’t really one that comes to mind.
But as it turns out, there’s a first time for everything.
“This has never happened to me in 20 years. I’ve never been inebriated while singing something. And I am… while singing ‘You’re Drunk, Go Home.’”
Sounds like it makes perfect sense to me…
And here’s the finished product: