01/03/2022

DONíT FORGET THE FLOWERS: HITMAKER ERNEST RELEASES "FLOWER SHOPS (FEAT. MORGAN WALLEN)" ALONG WITH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW

Big Loud Records MULTI-PLATINUM artist and songwriter ERNEST rang in the New Year releasing a fan-favorite from his live show, “Flower Shops (feat. Morgan Wallen).” Listen here. Notching #1 at Apple Music Country, Spotify Country, and iTunes overall upon release, ERNEST paints a not-so-rosy picture of a breakup in the thorny track, a classic done-her-wrong ballad arranged with timeless Country beauty. Featuring weeping steel guitar and a slow-and-sorry beat, the melancholic ode was written by ERNEST with Ben Burgess and Mark Holman and produced by Joey Moi. Watch the official music video below now.

 

 

“’Flower Shops’ is a song that isn’t over-written or over-complicated,“ explains ERNEST. “It’s a sad song with a wink; an honest song about messing up a good thing and running out of sorrys. I wrote it with Ben Burgess and Mark Holman after being on a George Jones/sad Country song kick. I didn’t have a hard time going there because I know damn well what it’s like to run out of apologies, and though flowers aren’t ever going to fix it, it’s just about all you can do sometimes. It’s one of my favorite songs, if not my favorite song, I’ve written to date. The response on social media and from fans has been incredible, especially for being an unreleased song up until now. I’m excited for it to be out in the world and even more excited to have one of my best friends, Morgan, hop on it and sing it with me. I am a big believer in Country music remaining honest, regardless of sonics. And this is as honest as it can get.”

The hit-making songsmith recently wrapped Season Three of his Just Being ERNEST podcast where he hosted up-close chats alongside trailblazers such as Bobby Bones, John Crist, Craig Wiseman, Morgan Wallen, future tour-mate Chris Lane and more. Past seasons have featured artists and creators from Diplo to HARDY to John Daly and Taylor Lewan. Watch visually through YouTube HERE.

Also to kick off 2022, ERNEST is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on January 8. He’ll then hit the road for Chris Lane’FILL THEM BOOTS TOUR starting January 13 at House of Blues in Boston, MA. Trekking from coast-to-coast, ERNEST will be performing his authentic tracks, including “Cheers,” “American Rust,” along with fan-favorites from his 2019 release Locals Only (Big Loud Records). Adding to his touring resume, the Nashville native will headline hometown hot spot Exit/In for two nightsMarch 21  and March 22, with tickets on sale this Friday (1/7). Check out all upcoming tour dates HERE

With an ever-growing portfolio of hits, ERNEST is one of the most in-demand songwriters and his profile only continues to rise. Spotlighted as “The Charmer” in MusicRow’s 2021 October/November print issue, he has penned FOUR #1 singles for artists Sam HuntChris LaneMorgan Wallen, and Florida Georgia Line. ERNEST’s credit is also on Kane Brown’s chart-rising “One Mississippi.” Check out Apple Music’s ERNEST: Songbook for his growing list of cuts. 

 

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ABOUT ERNEST:
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,” Kane Brown’s “One Mississippi,” FGL’s “Blessings,” 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 anthems, “Cheers,” and “American Rust.” He also appeared alongside 90s country legend David Lee Murphy and Big Loud Records labelmate Ben Burgess on the HIXTAPE: Vol. 2 track “Red Dirt Clouds.” 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. Now in its third season, a true Nashville maverick is coming into view. His brand-new track “Flower Shops (feat. Morgan Wallen)” is out now.