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Big Loud signs Ernest

Thursday, September 26, 2019 – Ernest, an artist who has had cuts recorded by Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane, has signed with Big Loud Records, the label announced today.

Growing up in Nashville, he was inspired by everyone from Eminem to George Strait to Jimmy Buffett. Florida Georgia Line selected Ernest's "Dig Your Roots" as the title track of their 2016 album. Jake Owen also has recorded an Ernest song.

"I'm super blessed to call Big Loud my team. They're like family to me, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else," said Ernest. "We share the same vision, and most importantly, they let me be me. I'm a very eccentric person, and they encourage me to really dig in to everything that makes me unique."

"We are longtime fans of Ernest and his songwriting. Over the past few years, we've watched him develop his vision and channel his creative flow," said Big Loud partner Kevin "Chief" Zaruk. "He's truly a one-of-a-kind artist and we cannot wait to introduce the world to Ernest and his music."

Ernest will hit the road on two coast-to-coast tours lined up this fall and winter. First, he'll join Mason Ramsey for How Ur Girl & How's Ur Family Pt.2, starting Wednesday in Athens, Ga. and ending Nov. 2 in Minneapolis. He then joins Lane's Big, Big Plans Tour in Morgantown, West Va. with dates running through Feb. 22 in Detroit.

Ernest is working on his debut with producer Joey Moi. Ernest will release the tropical two-stepper "I Think I Love You" and "Insane," an R&B-based song, next Friday.

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