Elle King, Dierks Bentley serve up ‘Worth a Shot’

Singers re-team for new single

Six years since Elle King and Dierks Bentley made waves with their Grammy-nominated, CMA Award winning, No. 1 hit “Different for Girls,” the entertainers are teaming up again for their new collaboration, “Worth A Shot.”

In the new track, the two sing of a relationship on the rocks and a whiskey-fueled reconciliation, with ice-melting vocals and a glass-raising chorus. The upbeat tune was first introduced at King’s sold out show at the Ryman Auditorium earlier this year as part of her headline Drunk And I Don’t Wanna Go Home Tour, where Bentley joined her on stage to perform.

“Dierks took a chance and brought me into the country world. I couldn’t make my own country record, which is my favorite album I’ve ever made, without including the person who gave me a seat at the table,” states King. “To be honest, Dierks and I just have fun no matter what we do, especially singing and performing great songs. This song is all about trying to get back to the beginning of something, and so it’s only right that we go back to where it all started for me.”

“Worth A Shot” is the follow up King’s smash single “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” with Miranda Lambert. The Grammy nominated, certified Platinum hit reached No. 1 on both Billboard’s Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Charts. The No. 1 marked the first woman-woman collaboration to reach the top spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart since Reba McEntire and Linda Davis’ “Does He Love Me” in 1993 which was also the only one on the 1990 launched airplay chart.

King and Lambert will perform “Drunk” this Sunday at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, where the song was named a finalist for Top Rock Song. It has also been nominated for a Grammy Award (King’s fourth nomination), a CMA Award, two CMT Music Awards and was the recent recipient of the Video of the Year Award at the 57th ACM Awards, a  second joint win for the pair. Additionally, the track hit No. 1 on both Billboard’s Rock Digital Sales Chart and Country Digital Sales Chart upon release and marked King as the first female artist in history to have scored four radio No. 1 singles on different formats including Adult Pop Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Alternative Songs and Country Airplay charts.

Earlier this year, King released her new track “Out Yonder.”

Following her headline Drunk And I Don’t Wanna Go Home Tour, King is currently hitting the road with Chris Stapleton as part of his All American Roadshow Tour.

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