LISTEN: ERNEST and Morgan Wallen’s ‘Flower Shops’ Is Pure Country
“It’s a bad day for love/ But a good day for flower shops…”
ERNEST, Morgan Wallen ;
A true country love song, the ERNEST, Ben Burgess and Mark Holman-penned tune finds the pair crooning over the potential demise of a relationship. With hopes to salvage what’s left of their love, the character in the song heads to a local florist to purchase as many flowers as possible to potentially rectify his wrongdoings and win his lady over once again.
“Mister I’ll take your roses/ If you cut off the thorns/ She can’t take no more/ I’ll buy violets and daisies/ To hide all the crazy/ It’s gonna take all you’ve got/ Awe It’s a bad day for love/ But a good day for flower shops,” ERNEST and Wallen sing on the chorus.
Sonically, “Flower Shops” leans on the more traditional side of country and even features 30-time CMA Awards nominee Paul Franklin on steel guitar.
Along with the midnight release of the apologetic track, ERNEST debuted the official “Flower Shops” music video featuring Wallen.
The clip showcases the talented singer/songwriters performing the track alongside a classic car surrounded by flowers.
Watch the “Flower Shops” Music Video
“Flower Shops” became an instant fan-favorite earlier this year when ERNEST shared the live debut of the track during Whiskey Jam’s 10-year anniversary show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Wallen later performed the song during a surprise appearance at Losers Bar & Grill in Nashville and revealed that he would be appearing on the track with ERNEST.
The duo joined forces to perform the song live later in the year when ERNEST joined Wallen for a run of sold-out concerts.
Ahead of the official “Flower Shops” release, Wallen shared his excitement over the song, telling fans on Instagram, “I’m really excited to see what you think about this song. I’m really fired up for it and really grateful that ERNEST asked me to be on it with him. It’s kind of like the opposite of ‘Broadway Girls,’ we just went a really traditional country direction, and I’m super fired up for it. Hopefully you guys enjoy it as much as we do.”
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As a solo artist, ERNEST may be relatively new to the country music scene, however, fans already know his music.
He’s quickly become one of the genre’s most sought after songwriters after penning hits such as Wallen’s “More Than My Hometown,” Florida Georgia Line’s “I Love My Country,” Sam Hunt’s “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ‘90s” and Chris Lane’s “Big, Big Plans” (just to name a few).
Named one of Country Now‘s Artists to Watch in 2022, ERNEST is poised for breakout success in the new year.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.