ERNEST’s new song “American Rust” is available now, June 4th, on all streaming platforms, take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new song.
Ernest Keith Smith, known professionally as ERNEST, is one of Big Loud’s predominant songwriters, penning hits for country music’s biggest stars including Morgan Wallen, Chris Lane, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Mitchell Tenpenny, and more. ERNEST co-wrote 11 tracks on Wallen’s 10 week-number one project Dangerous: The Double Album. Simultaneously, the successful songwriter is building his own solo career as an artist with his new song “American Rust,” out today on all platforms. The new track serves as the follow-up to his latest single, “Cheers,” which came out just before the New Year.
In “American Rust,” written by himself with Rodney Clawson and Jordan Reynolds, he gets nostalgic and pays homage to small-town life. Behind classic fiddle and steel guitar, he admits that some things get better with age, including beer, country songs, trucks, and love. Produced by ACM Producer of the Year nominee Joey Moi, ERNEST expresses the joy of life’s little pleasures.
ERNEST 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.” He recently celebrated another number-one hit with Sam Hunt’s “Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90’s.” Along with songwriting, ERNEST stays busy with his podcast, Just Being ERNEST, where he talks music, life, current events, and more with old and new friends. He has had several fellow country artists on, including HARDY, Jason Aldean, Lauren Alaina, Mason Ramsey, Lainey Wilson, and more.
As ERNEST continues to release new music, he looks to have a promising career as an artist as his songs resonate with country fans everywhere.
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“American Rust” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.