WATCH: ERNEST Reacts To Hearing Morgan Wallen Collab, ‘Flower Shops,’ on the Radio for the First Time

Rising country singer/songwriter ERNEST is no stranger to hearing songs he wrote on country radio. He’s written a handful of…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 7, 2022


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ERNEST; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Rising country singer/songwriter ERNEST is no stranger to hearing songs he wrote on country radio. He’s written a handful of hits, including Morgan 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). But on Friday (Jan. 7), ERNEST experienced a new kind of excitement when he heard himself on the radio for the first time ever. 

“Flower Shops,” ERNEST’s duet with his longtime friend and collaborator Wallen, officially hits country radio on January 24, however, Nashville’s WKDF has already added the song into rotation. ERNEST happened to hear the song on the radio while he was driving and was over the moon with excitement. 

He documented the moment on Instagram with a video and the caption, “crazy.” 


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“First time hearing myself on the radio” he shared. 

In the clip, ERNEST can be heard saying “Let’s GO!” as he sings along to the track. 

“Flower Shops” was released on December 31. The song was co-written by ERNEST with Ben Burgess and Mark Holman. 

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“Flower Shops” finds ERNEST and Wallen 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,” they 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. 

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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.