In-demand singer-songwriter ERNEST scored his fourth #1 hit this week, topping the Country Radio airplay charts as a co-writer of Sam Hunt’s “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s.” Previously notching credits on #1s including “I Love My Country” (Florida Georgia Line), “More Than My Hometown” (Morgan Wallen) and “Big, Big Plans” (Chris Lane), ERNEST has become one of Music City’s most sought-after songwriters, while carving a unique path as a Country artist in his own right.
Having co-written 11 tracks on Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, plus Lane’s current single “Fill Them Boots,” ERNEST’s impact is now extending beyond Music Row with writer credits on ZAYN’s “Tightrope” and his buzz-inducing collaboration with Diplo on “Bottle’s Bout Dead.” Racking up hardware, he scored a 3X PLATINUM smash with Diplo and Wallen’s hit “Heartless,” plus the Young Thug and Mason Ramsey remix of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' 14X PLATINUM "Old Town Road."
Known for his one-of-a-kind lyricism and vocal flow, new music is coming soon for ERNEST as he follows up the hand-on-your-heart anthem, “Cheers,” a timeless toast that built on the lifelong Nashville native’s 2019 debut Locals Only (Big Loud Records). 
The hyper-creative entertainer’s weekly podcast “Just Being ERNEST” is currently in its second season, providing a platform for relaxed conversation – tied together by his signature sense of humor and eccentric personality. High-profile past guests include Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, HARDY, Lauren Alaina, Diplo and more. Check out this week’s episode with Jordan Davis here
Now a first-time father, ERNEST and his wife, Delaney, welcomed son Ryman Saint, born April 27. Read more in the PEOPLE.com exclusive here





A Nashville native with an unpredictable style and personality to match, hitmaker ERNEST is now turning heads on both sides of the singer-songwriter game – and his career is just getting started. Currently one of the most sought-after co-writers on Music Row, he fuses a broad range of influence stretching from Eminem to George Strait, and has now scored four #1 smashes with Morgan Wallen’s “More Than My Hometown,” Florida Georgia Line’s “I Love My Country,” Chris Lane’s “Big, Big Plans,” and Sam Hunt’s “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s.” A MULTI-PLATINUM hit with Diplo and Wallen’s “Heartless” is also part of his growing catalog, and other notable cuts include Lane’s current single, “Fill Them Boots,” FGL’s “Blessings” and songs for Jake Owen, Mason Ramsey and more – including 11 tracks on Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album. As an artist, the eccentric free spirit released his vibrant debut album Locals Only on Big Loud Records in 2019, and followed up with the hand-on-your-heart anthem, “Cheers.” His podcast “Just Being ERNEST” kicked off in the spring of 2020 and has hosted big-name guests including Keith Urban, Diplo, Jason Aldean and more. With its second season now underway, a true Nashville maverick is coming into view.