In the lead up to the release, he’s dropped 3 singles, “Unhang The Moon”, “Miss That Girl”, and my favorite “Songs We Used To Sing”, which he also included as part of his ongoing Salvage Sessionsseries.
His career as an artist has been on a steady increase ever since he and Morgan Wallen lit the genre on fire with their George Jones-inspired hit “Flower Shops,” and this upcoming deluxe project is sure to add fuel to that rise.
The other day, Ernest opened up about where this project came from and gave us a teaser of a pretty cool feature that will be included.
“Every song on this album has been true at one point or another in the last year.
It’s been a lot of ups and downs and I tried writing through it all. I owe a lot to country music and those that laid the road before me, so this album is an ode to the stuff I loved growing up.”
Every song on this album has been true at one point or another in the last year. It’s been a lot of ups and downs and I tried writing through it all. I owe a lot to country music and those that laid the road before me, so this album is an ode to the stuff I loved growing up.
If you’re somehow NOT familiar with Dean, you certainly are well versed in his work.
Dean is one of the most prolific songwriters in country music history, having been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2020.
His earliest success was co-writing David Allan Coe’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” and he went on to co-write a TON of George Strait’s hits, including “Ocean Front Property”, “The Chair”, and “Nobody In His Right Mind Would Have Left Her”. He also co-wrote Keith Whitley’s “Miami, My Amy”, Toby Keith’s “A Little To Late”, and Vern Gosdin’s “Set ‘Em Up, Joe”, just to name a few.
Yeah, the guy knows how to pen a tune…
Absolutely pumped for this project. Ernest has quickly turned into one of my favorite Nashville artists and I can’t wait to play this sucker front to back in a few weeks.