Ernest is one of the most gifted and successful songwriters/artists in today’s Nashville. He’s written so much of Morgan Wallen’s music that it’s hard to separate them. I met Ernest nearly ten years ago at a high school baseball game. He gave my son Sage hitting lessons, and Sage and my whole family fell in love with him and his music. Brett and I had the honor of introducing Ernest to the music biz and signing him to his first publishing deal with Sony. He’s like my brilliant little brother, and I’m honored to have him on the show. He and Sage were close, and he sang at Sage’s funeral. We share a lot of laughs, some sad times, hope for the future, and an honest love for my boy. Ernest is all 3 of my son’s favorite recording artists, and he has a way of making every room happier. Any day with him in it leaves me with a smile; this day was no exception. - Brad
Nashville’s most unpredictable hitmaker ERNEST is “The Charmer” (MusicRow), a triple threat talent and one of Music City’s on the rise artist/writers that’s changing the status quo.
As a chart-topping songwriter, he fuses influences ranging from Eminem to George Jones, creating a twist-heavy verse style that’s become his signature, proving its mettle, and earning him seven #1 hits to date.
The eccentric free spirit and 2022 CMA Triple Play Award winner launched his debut single to country radio “Flower Shops” feat. Morgan Wallen in January to 88 first week stations, the #1 most added single of the week. The Top 20 track continues to make waves, hitting another benchmark with RIAA platinum certification.
His debut full-length album of the same name - Flower Shops (The Album) – is out now, showing off the more classically country side of his craft. Nashville’s “busiest – and most consistently successful – creative force” (Tennessean) just wrapped his first-ever sold-out headlining Sucker For Small Towns Tour, spanning college towns nationwide.