MULTI-PLATINUM HITMAKER ERNEST NOTCHES FOURTH #1 AS A SONGWRITER

CO-PENNED THIS WEEK’S COUNTRY RADIO #1 “BREAKING UP WAS EASY IN THE 90’S” (SAM HUNT)

 SECOND SEASON OF “JUST BEING ERNEST” PODCAST FIRES FULL-SPEED WITH GUESTS JASON ALDEAN, HARDY, LAUREN ALAINA, JORDAN DAVIS AND MORE

WELCOMED NEWBORN SON, RYMAN SAINT, 4/27

NASHVILLE, TENN. (May 18, 2021) – In-demand singer-songwriter ERNEST scored his fourth #1 hit this week, topping the Country Radio airplay charts as a co-writer of Sam Hunt’s “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90’s.” Previously notching credits on #1s including “I Love My Country” (Florida Georgia Line), “More Than My Hometown” (Morgan Wallen) and “Big, Big Plans” (Chris Lane), ERNEST has become one of Music City’s most sought-after songwriters, while carving a unique path as a Country artist in his own right.

Having co-written 11 tracks on Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, plus Lane’s current single “Fill Them Boots,” ERNEST’s impact is now extending beyond Music Row with writer credits on ZAYN’s “Tightrope” and his buzz-inducing collaboration with Diplo on “Bottle’s Bout Dead.” Racking up hardware, he scored a 3X PLATINUM smash with Diplo and Wallen’s hit “Heartless,” plus the Young Thug and Mason Ramsey remix of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ 14X PLATINUM “Old Town Road.”

Known for his one-of-a-kind lyricism and vocal flow, new music is coming soon for ERNEST as he follows up the hand-on-your-heart anthem, “Cheers,” a timeless toast that built on the lifelong Nashville native’s 2019 debut Locals Only (Big Loud Records).

The hyper-creative entertainer’s weekly podcast “Just Being ERNEST” is currently in its second season, providing a platform for relaxed conversation – tied together by his signature sense of humor and eccentric personality. High-profile past guests include Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, HARDY, Lauren Alaina, Diplo and more. Check out this week’s episode with Jordan Davis here.

Now a first-time father, ERNEST and his wife, Delaney, welcomed son Ryman Saint, born April 27. Read more in the PEOPLE.com exclusive here.