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Miranda Lambert, left, and Elle King perform at the 56th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. The awards show airs on April 18 with both live and prerecorded segments. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Miranda Lambert and Elle King Kick Off The ACM Awards With "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)"

Miranda Lambert hit the 2021 ACM Awards with Elle King and the two performers definitely kicked things off with a bang when they performed their duet "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)." As a nod to their '80s inspired music video, Lambert and King were dressed to kill when they came onto the stage in coordinating black leather jackets and dramatic sparkly bell bottoms. Not to mention they rolled up in a pink convertible...how amazing is that??

As the two traded off leading vocals during the performance, they each brought some sass while dancing, a nice compliment to the dramatic colored fringe cascading from their leather jacket arms. The song was written by Elle King and Martin Johnson and immediately became a fan favorite after its release in February. While Elle King is best known for being more of an Americana/rock artist, she has definitely dabbled in country music off and on. She's also the daughter of the comedian Rob Schneider. King really was a perfect pairing for Lambert in this fun duet you'll want to listen to over and over again.

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This is a big year of nominations for Lambert. She's nominated for Female Artist of the Year, Single of the Year for "Bluebird," Song of the Year for "Bluebird," and Video of the Year for "Bluebird." "Bluebird" is easily one of the most buzzed-about songs this awards season.

Lambert is the most-awarded artist in the history of the ACM awards.

See the full list of 2021 ACM Award winners here

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