ERNEST, White, Ivey, Dean release new sounds
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ERNEST, White, Ivey, Dean release new sounds

Friday, March 11, 2022 – Ernest Keith Smith, better known as ERNEST, is out with "Flower Shop (The Album)." The title track was recorded as a single with Morgan Wallen. Ernest, a Nashville native, has penned songs for Chris Lane and Jake Owen, which led to a deal with their label, Big Loud. He later wrote the hits Lane's "Big, Big Plans," Wallen's "More Than My Hometown" and Sam Hunt's "Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s."

Drake White is out with his second studio disc, "The Optimystic." White suffered a stroke while onstage in August 2019 and had to learn to walk again, which he did with the help of his wife, Alex. The songs focus on White's healing and the struggle of recovering from the stroke. The 38-year-old Alabama native co-wrote 12 of 14 songs on the release, which was produced by The Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston. White debuted in 2016 with "Spark."

Jeremy Ivey is out with his third release, "Invisible Pictures," today on Anti-. Ivey, who is married to and plays guitar for Margo Price, melds a variety sounds together including British Invasion to Americana.

The Shires, the UK's best-selling country music duo of all time, is out with "10 Year Plan." The duo is comprised of Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle. The 13-track project was produced by Lindsay Rimes (Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett). Earle had a hand in writing 12 of the songs, including five on his own.

Newcomer Jackson Dean makes his full-length debut with "Greenbroke" on Big Machine Records. The Maryland native helped write all 10 songs. Luke Dick produced the collection. The first single is "Don't Come Lookin'," which also was featured in the TV show "Yellowstone and Netflix' "The Ice Road."

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