Newcomer Ruthie Collins, who made a splash on the country music scene with her modernized version of Hank Williams Jr.’s “Ramblin’ Man,” is slowing things down a bit with the release of her new single, “Get Drunk and Cry.”
Collins, who hails from Fredonia, N.Y., began her country music career in a duo called Wild Honey with her friend Victoria Gibson. Since focusing on her solo career, Collins released a self-titled six song EP, which includes”Get Drunk and Cry,” “Ready To Roll,” “Heartstrong,” “Train Wreckin” and “Vintage,” all of which were co-written by the singer.
The latest offering from Collins tells the story of a woman who finds herself out at a party, having a good time, when things take a turn. The woman unexpectedly runs into an ex-boyfriend, who showed up to the party with another girl. How she copes with the run-in lends it’s name to the title of the song.
“I’m gonna get drunk and cry / Lock myself in a bathroom / With a bottle of wine / I wasn’t supposed to see you / So just walk on by, don’t look me in the eye / Just let me be a mess tonight I’m gonna get drunk and cry / But I’m gonna be alright,” Collins sings in the chorus.
Who of us hasn’t been in that situation? The woman will eventually be alright, but not before she takes a moment to just “get drunk and cry.”
Collins is currently working on a new full-length album, due out later this year. You can also catch Collins as she hosts her own DIY mini-show, “Home.Made,” which airs on A&E.