Not sure I ever saw the day this song would end up on CMT.
Elle King is taking the country music scene with full force. First, the announcement of her full country album, Come Get Your Wife, then covering Tyler Childers’ beloved unreleased song, “Jersey Giants,” and now rocking out at the CMT Campfire Sessions.
The session starts with King pulling up to the campfire in a Canadian jumpsuit, beginning her set with the pop single “Ex’s & Oh’s” and oh, is it good.
The acoustic version of this, combined with King’s slight twang on the vocals, gives the original pop song a new light.
After nailing this tune, she goes into a track from her new album titled “Tulsa.”
“It is one of my favorites off of my new record, which I can’t wait for you all to hear.”
I am INTO this tune. The banjo and bluegrass flare was not what I expected from King for her country debut, but I love it.
The chorus is catchy and has a 100% chance of getting stuck in your head.
She rounds out the performance with her tune, “Worth A Shot,” a song she cut with Dierks Bentley. Of course, Elle basically had her breakout into the country music scene with a feature on Dierks’ “Different For Girls” in 2016.
This is another one of those tracks where I didn’t know I needed an acoustic version with just Elle King on it. This is great. It’s simple and lets the words and King’s natural vocal ability shine.
This peak into a stripped-down version of Elle King has to be one of my favorites.
The peek into her album makes me excited to see what the rest of her country career will hold.