ERNEST rang in the New Year releasing a fan-favourite from his live show, “Flower Shops (feat. Morgan Wallen).” Listen here. Hitting #1 at Apple Music Country, Spotify Country, and iTunes overall upon release, the track was written by ERNEST with Ben Burgess and Mark Holman and produced by Joey Moi.
“‘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.”
ERNEST is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on January 8. He’ll then hit the road for Chris Lane’s FILL THEM BOOTS TOUR starting January 13 at House of Blues in Boston, MA.