ERNEST gives it up for "Nashville, Tennessee"
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ERNEST gives it up for "Nashville, Tennessee"

Friday, March 15, 2024 – ERNEST will release his sophomore album, "Nashville, Tennessee," on April 12 via Big Loud.

Produced by Joey Moi, the 26-track project pays homage in name and sonically to ERNEST's hometown city. The news was first revealed yesterday in a viral Nashville mayoral campaign video featuring ERNEST, who gave details of the upcoming album, including news of the release of five new songs from the project today.

ERNEST released the video and song for the traditional country song "I Went To College / I Went To Jail," featuring fellow Nashville-native Jelly Roll, as well as tracks "Ain't As Easy," "How'd We Get Here," "Ain't Too Late," and "Why Dallas (featuring Lukas Nelson)."

ERNEST previously released "Kiss Of Death" and "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room."

The new album will include additional musical collaborations with Lainey Wilson, Morgan Wallen, HARDY, and ERNEST's two-year-old son, Ryman.

"NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE" is the follow up to ERNEST's 2021 debut album, "FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM)," which featured the 2X Platinum title-track "Flower Shops (featuring Morgan Wallen)."

ERNEST has enjoyed much success as a songwriter, including: Jelly Roll's 2X Platinum "Son of a Sinner," Kane Brown's Platinum "One Mississippi," Sam Hunt's Platinum "Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's," Chris Lane's 2X Platinum "Big, Big Plans," and Wallen hits including 7X Platinum "Wasted On You," 4X Platinum "You Proof," 5X Platinum "More Than My Hometown," and Platinum "Everything I Love."

The track list is:
"I Went To College / I Went To Jail (feat. Jelly Roll)" (Ernest Keith Smith, Chandler Paul Walters, Rivers Rutherford, Luke Bryan)
2. "Ain't As Easy" (Ernest Keith Smith, Dean Dillon, Jessie Jo Dillon, Chandler Paul Walters)
3. "Why Dallas (feat. Lukas Nelson)" (Ernest Keith Smith, Chandler Paul Walters, Grady Block, Jordan Merrigan, Lukas Nelson)
4. "One More Heartache" (Ernest Keith Smith, Chandler Paul Walters, Jessie Jo Dillon, Dean Dillon
5. "Hangin' On (feat. Morgan Wallen)" (Ernest Keith Smith, Grady Block, Rhys Rutherford, Jacob Durrett, Rafe Tenpenny
6. "Did It For The Story" (Ernest Keith Smith, John Byron, Ryan Vojtesak, Blake Pendergrass)
7."How'd We Get Here" (Ernest Keith Smith)
8."Never Said I Love You" (Ernest Keith Smith, Chandler Paul Walters)
9. "Would If I Could (feat. Lainey Wilson)" (Dean Dillon, Donald Ewing II)
10."Honkytonk Fairytale" (Ernest Keith Smith, Rafe Tenpenny, Dallas Wilson, Brad Clawson)
11. "Smokin' Gun" (Ernest Keith Smith, Rhys Rutherford, Grady Block, Ryan Vojtesak, Blake Pendergrass)
12. "Twinkle Twinkle (Live At Fenway Park) [featuring Ryman Saint]" (Jane Taylor)
13. "Life Goes On" (Ernest Keith Smith, Ashley Gorley, Ryan Vojtesak)
14, "If You Don't Know By Now" (Clint Daniels, Dale Dodson)
15. "You Don't Have To Die" (Clint Ingersoll, Chris Stapleton)
16. "Redneck Sh*ttt" (Ernest Keith Smith, Mark Holman, Nicolle Galyon)
17. "Small Town Goes" (Ernest Keith Smith, Grady Block, Cody Lohden, Ryan Vojtesak, Chandler Paul Walters
18. "Kiss Of Death" (Ernest Keith Smith, Andy Albert, Ryan Vojtesak)
19. "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room" (John Clayton Mayer)
20. "Ain't Too Late" (Ernest Keith Smith, Grady Block, Chandler Paul Walters, Jordan Merrigan, Cody Lohden)
21. "Sayin' You Love Me" (Ernest Keith Smith, Mark Holman, James McNair)
22. "Summertime Flies" (Ernest Keith Smith, Rafe Tenpenny, Grady Block, Jacob Durrett, Ross Portaro)
23. "Ain't Right Ain't Wrong" (Ernest Keith Smith, Rhys Rutherford, Ryan Vojtesak)
24. "Creep (featuring HARDY)" (Colin Greenwood, Jonathan Greenwood, Albert Hammond, Michael Hazlewood, Edward O'Brien, Philip Selway, Thomas Yorke)
25, "Bars On My Heart" (Ernest Keith Smith, Mark Holman, Nicolle Galyon)
26. "Dollar To Cash" (Ernest Keith Smith, Grady Block, Rafe Tenpenny, Brett Tyler)

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