2X 2023 ACM NOMINEE WILL LIGHT UP THE ROAD THIS FALL WITH SUPPORT FROM JAKE WORTHINGTON, JOHN MORGAN, AND CODY LOHDEN
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NASHVILLE, TENN. – “Country star du jour” (American Songwriter) ERNEST is on fire. Announcing today his fall headlining This Fire Tour, the country music visionary is bringing the heat with an 15-show run that launches in Oxford, Ohio on October 18. Keeping the flame burning through the end of November, the singer/songwriter sparks excitement with a blazing lineup, “leading the charge toward real country music” (Saving Country Music) and adding fuel, enlisting fast-rising country traditionalist Jake Worthington, 2X #1 hit songwriter John Morgan, and ERN’s Cadillac Music songwriter Cody Lohden for support across.
“I’m really excited to get the ERN show back on the road with the fellas,” ERNEST shares. “The show’s gonna be a hell of a time! Anytime we get to play to a room full of people who come to hear our music – it’s an unmatched feeling. The tour last year was a blast, and since then we dropped another 13 songs. If you haven’t yet, go listen to Two Dozen Roses, then come out and sing some country music with us.”
Concertgoers can join ERNEST’s community to receive a code for tomorrow’s (4/25) pre-sale by texting (615) 235-5823. Subscribers will receive the code in the morning before the pre-sale goes live at 10 a.m. local time. General on-sale goes wide Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. local time. Exclusive pre-show VIP Experience Packages are available for all shows at point of purchase, including: one general admission ticket, private pre-show performance, group photo with ERNEST, signed This Fire Tour poster, VIP-exclusive gift item and laminate, early entry into the venue, and advance tour merchandise shopping before doors.
“ERNEST Creates A Sound All His Own” (Pollstar), both as a decorated songwriter and as one of the genre’s most promising rising artists. Claiming eight #1 hits to date as a writer, the 2X CMA Triple Play Award winner just released the deluxe version of his critically acclaimed debut album FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM), cleverly rebranding the collection FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM): Two Dozen Roses and doubling its track list, adding 13 fresh cuts where “the whole project melds traditional country with shades of sleek pop-country (Billboard).
Proving that “he’s poised to have a huge year” (Country Living), ERNEST is nominated for two 2023 ACM Awards – New Male Artist of the Year and Artist-Songwriter of the Year, named a member of the 2023 Opry NextStage class, and is currently on the road as direct support on Morgan Wallen‘s One Night At A Time World Tour.
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Nashville’s most unpredictable hitmaker ERNEST is “The Charmer” (MusicRow), a triple threat talent and one of Music City’s on the rise artist/writers who is changing the status quo. A two-time 2023 ACM Award nominee, 2022 Variety Hitmaker, the chart-topping songwriter fuses influences ranging from Eminem to George Jones, crafting a twist-heavy verse style that’s become his signature, proving its mettle, and earning him eight #1 hits to date. The eccentric free spirit and 2X CMA Triple Play Award winner just dropped the deluxe edition of his critically acclaimed album FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM), rebranding the collection FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM): Two Dozen Roses, doubling its track list with 13 fresh cuts. The March 2022-released original has been praised as one of Holler and The Tennessean‘s best albums of the year, showcasing the more classically country side of his craft. Nashville’s “busiest – and most consistently successful – creative force” (The Tennessean) wrapped his first-ever sold-out headlining Sucker For Small Towns Tour this past fall. Continuing to put on a show that proves “ERNEST creates a sound all his own” (Pollstar), he delivers dynamic performances while on the road, now as direct support on Morgan Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour, and on his forthcoming fall headlining This Fire Tour.
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ABOUT JAKE WORTHINGTON
For La Porte, Texas native Jake Worthington, traditional country music has been ingrained in his DNA since childhood. Raised on his grandfather’s porch performances of Ray Price, Merle Haggard, and George Jones, he soon picked up his own Gibson acoustic and realized the breadth of his soon-to-be-classic, wide, and wild voice. Now, Worthington breathes fresh life to dance halls, beer joints, and ballrooms from Texas to Tennessee with his just released 13-song, self-penned debut album, Jake Worthington. Captivating the masses with his honky-tonk stylings, the singer-songwriter has already started bringing two-step anthems to venues across the country, opening for Cody Johnson, Riley Green, Pat Green, Hank Williams Jr., and more. With headline dates on the horizon for 2023, Worthington will hit the road this fall as a part of ERNEST’s This Fire Tour. Worthington is also a newly sought-after feature artist across the Nashville landscape, including guest spots on Hixtape: Vol. 2 with Ronnie Dunn and Jake Owen on the rowdy “Jonesin’,” Ronnie Dunn’s 2022 album 100 Proof Neon on “Honky Tonk Town” and ERNEST’s 2023 extension FLOWER SHOPS (THE ALBUM): Two Dozen Roses on “Heartache In My 100 Proof.” “I believe in country music as much as I believe in my next breath,” Worthington declares, and “blame it on my raising, but I think there ought to be room for country in country music.”
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ABOUT JOHN MORGAN
With a style that’s defined by melodic grit and a craftsman’s approach to songwriting, John Morgan brings a blue-collar toughness to Country that’s pulled straight from the only life he knows. Hailing from a tiny town called Sylva, deep in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, John grew up immersed in Bluegrass tradition and even toured the festival circuit each summer in a family band, before diving into songwriting, inspired by six-string legends from Tony Rice to John Mayer. More than a year after selling everything he had to follow his dream, an only-in-Nashville story involving Uber drivers and impressive demos led to a writing session with Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy—two incredible songwriters and longtime bandmates of Country superstar Jason Aldean. That session led to the superstar cutting eight songs written by John, including his recent No. 1 “Trouble With A Heartbreak” and the GRAMMY® nominated ACM Single of the Year No. 1 smash hit with Carrie Underwood, “If I Didn’t Love You,” and Aldean signing John to Night Train Records, his imprint with BBR Music Group. The sought-after songwriter has released a trio of “Sad Boy Country” songs including “Coldest Beer in Town,” “Right In The Middle,”and “Good With Goodbye.” Having just wrapped Aldean’s 2022 Rock N’ Roll Cowboy Tour, John made his first pivot from heartbreak into party starter territory, dropping the anthemic “Friends Like That” and unapologetic “Sorry Not Sorry,” as he readies his Grand Ole Opry debut for Friday, May 19 and even more new music later this year.
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ABOUT CODY LOHDEN
On-the-rise singer/songwriter Cody Lohden is bursting onto the country scene as a lyrical force to be reckoned with. His heart for making music grew after picking up the guitar at age 12 and strengthened quickly, playing live shows with his father who instilled and encouraged his passion for the craft early on. After a TikTok video showing off his vocal chops blew up on Barstool Sports, the rising talent caught the attention of Music City tastemaker ERNEST and took a leap to move to Nashville and pursue his dream. Releasing original music for the first time in 2022, Lohden took his tunes on the road, touring with in-demand artists like Bailey Zimmerman and Walker Hayes. Set for an even bigger 2023, Lohden started the year off strong, announced exclusievly by Billboard as one of the flagship songwriters signed to ERN’s Cadillac Music, a publishing partnership with Big Loud Mountain Music. Building momentum, Lohden will put his voice and gift for a lyric on display opening ERNEST’s 2023 fall headline This Fire Tour.
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