Elle King celebrates her 35th birthday today (7/3). King, who has moved from pop to country, is currently touring with Jelly Roll. In January of this year, she released her debut country album Come Get Your Wife and has been a fixture in country music ever since.
Elle played a show at the San Diego Fair a couple of days ago and ran into a fan she has known for a while. King posted an image of her and the fan hugging on Instagram.
She captioned the photo, “I met this lil mama at 9 years old. I saw her front row singing every word to my songs and brought her up on stage. Since then, Olivia and I have become family, along with her whole entire blended family. It’s what I love about touring the most. The people who make an impact on your show, which turns into the person who makes an impact on your life. I love you, Olivia. I love your family.”
She added, “Thank you to people who come to my shows. Thank you to the people who become more than fans. You inspire me, you drive me, and you remind me that the reason we do this is connection. I love you forever.”
As Elle, country music’s newest musical transplant, celebrates her 35th birthday today (7/3), we gathered five songs from her debut country project that we believe are her very best.