ERNEST recently announced plans to release his much-anticipated debut record, Flower Shops (The Album).
The project will be released on all platforms on Friday, March 11th. Flower Shops (The Album) will feature 11 songs, including the title track and first single off the album, “Flower Shops,” which features Morgan Wallen. “Flower Shops,” the single, immediately rose to number one at iTunes, Apple Music Country, and Spotify Country upon its release.
“I just wanted this album to be bulletproof when it comes to true honest country songs and storytelling,” ERNEST says. Flower Shops (The Album) includes tracks co-written by ERNEST alongside lauded songwriters like Ashley Gorley, The Warren Brothers, Rodney Clawson, Mark Holman, Ryan Vojtesak, Ben Burgess, and Lily Rose.
ERNEST will be headlining two sold-out shows at Nashville’s well-known venue, Exit/In on March 21st and 22nd. He will also be joining Chris Lane on the Fill Them Boots Tour and will be performing at several festivals throughout the remainder of the year.
“It’s a very good feeling to have this body of work ready to share with the world,” ERNEST shares. “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.”
FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM) Track Listing
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)