ERNEST Debuts Sentimental ‘American Rust’ Music Video

ERNEST brings his brand new single, “American Rust,” to life with a nostalgic music video that features an appearance from…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 11, 2021


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ERNEST; Photo Courtesy Big Loud Records

ERNEST brings his brand new single, “American Rust,” to life with a nostalgic music video that features an appearance from his wife, Delaney.

The just-released clip was directed by Justin Clough and takes viewers on tour of ERNEST’s hometown of Nashville, TN as the singer/songwriter visits spots that are personal to him, such as the field where he grew up playing baseball. 

The sentimental, must-see clip also features an appearance from his wife, who birthed their son, Ryman Saint, just three days after the music video was filmed. 

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Co-written by ERNEST alongside Rodney Clawson and Jordan Reynolds, “American Rust” serves as a testament to the fact that some things actually do get better with time, from Chevrolets to diamond rings. 

The song was produced by ACM Producer of the Year nominee Joey Moi and follows the release of ERNEST’s “Cheers.”

He recently earned his fourth No.1 as a songwriter with Sam Hunt’s “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s. ERNEST co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s “I Love My Country,” Morgan Wallen’s “More Than My Hometown,” and Chris Lane’s “Big, Big Plans.” Additionally, he had a hand in writing 11 song on Wallen’s chart-topping Dangerous: The Double Album

“American Rust” is available to download/stream HERE

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.