Ernest is dropping his full-length debut, Flower Shops (The Album), on March 11 via Big Loud Records.
The 11-track album was entirely co-written by Ernest with collaborators including Ashley Gorley, The Warren Brothers, Rodney Clawson, Mark Holman, and Ryan Vojtesak, as well as labelmates Ben Burgess and Lily Rose.
Listeners got a first taste of the new album on New Year’s Eve when title track “Flower Shops” feat. Morgan Wallen skyrocketed to No. 1 at iTunes, Apple Music Country, and Spotify Country. The album preview continues with three new songs being released today: “Some Other Bar,” “Feet Wanna Run,” and “What It’s Come To,” available everywhere now.
“It’s a very good feeling to have this body of work ready to share with the world,” Ernest says. “This album came together organically over the course of a year or so. It feels like there’s a shift happening in country music and the people want to hear more honesty in songs, and with honesty comes pain—sometimes we need to feel that too. I hope this project provides a little sepia tone world for the listener to escape to and go on a journey of their own…feeling everything from love to lost. This is Flower Shops.”
Ernest will perform his new set to a hometown crowd at back-to-back sold-out shows at Nashville’s Exit/In on March 21-22.
Flower Shops (The Album) Track List:
1. Sucker For Small Towns (Ernest Keith Smith, Jacob Durrett, Ashley Gorley)
2. Tennessee Queen (Ernest Keith Smith, Dan Isbell, Jordan Schmidt)
3. Classic (Ernest Keith Smith, Jacob Durrett)
4. Feet Wanna Run (Ernest Keith Smith, Chris LaCorte, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
5. Comfortable When I’m Crazy (Ernest Keith Smith, Rodney Clawson)
6. Flower Shops (feat. Morgan Wallen) (Ernest Keith Smith, Ben Burgess, Mark Holman)
7. Did It With You (Ernest Keith Smith, Rodney Clawson, Nathan Spicer)
8. What It’s Come To (Ernest Keith Smith, Lily Rose, Ryan Vojtesak)
9. If You Were Whiskey (Ernest Keith Smith, Michael Carter, Ben Hayslip)
10. Some Other Bar (Ernest Keith Smith, Ashley Gorley, Ryan Vojtesak)
11. Flower Shops (feat. Morgan Wallen) [Acoustic] (Ernest Keith Smith, Ben Burgess, Mark Holman)
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