Elle King: What Put Her At A ‘Loss For Words’
Elle King added hosting to her CMA Fest 2023 activities as she, Dierks Bentley, and Lainey Wilson hosted the CMA Fest Nissan Stadium for an ABC TV special to air in July. Apparently, Elle enjoyed herself. She posted a photo of herself and Faith Hill backstage to Instagram.
King captioned the post on Instagram, “There have been some insane moments this week for the INCREDIBLE @cmafest. I will never forget @faithhill coming in and saying my name. The brightest lights touch so many… but you never forget how a person makes you feel. I am rarely at a loss for words. Sometimes just being present in the moment and experiencing is expressing.”
She continued, “People always ask me, what is it that you love so much about country music? It’s not that I get to meet my heroes or the great legends. It is that we’re all together in the experience. #Lucky doesn’t describe the way I feel. Blessed might be more on point. Thank you to the FANS, to Nashville, to country music. You all truly make my heart whole heart.”
See that post here.
Before she began her CMA Fest hosting duties last week (6/8) she stepped backstage to chat with us. Elle said she loves her co-host for the TV special, and when asked about Lainey Wilson, she said she would love to do more than TV hosting with her.
She told us, “I would do anything with Lainey, and she might be the most country person I’ve ever met in my life. She’s just badass. I won’t wear tight pants next to her, but I’d sing with her.”
King also talked about how her life has changed since making the move to Nashville and recording her first country album, Come Get Your Wife. She explained, “My life has changed exponentially, I think. I don’t know if it was just timing, like right after I had my baby and I made the country record, I just felt so drawn back here (Nashville).”
She added, “My whole band moved here, so I have my whole touring family here with me, and I feel very accepted by Nashville, by country music, and I’ve just never been happier. I think I owe a lot of that to Dierks Bentley.”