Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

Country Mornings with Jonathan & Ayla

ERNEST has written songs for Morgan Wallen, Post Malone, Jason Aldean, and more.


He was born Ernest Keith Smith, but the world now knows him by his artist name, ERNEST, the songwriter behind your favorite Morgan Wallen Songs. ERNEST is a talented songwriter with a unique sound. He has captured the attention of music lovers all over the world. Born and raised in a Nashville, Tennessee, he was always fascinated by the power of music and the way it could bring people together. And over the years, it has!

As a child, ERNEST would spend hours listening to records and singing along to his favorite songs. He soon realized that he had a talent for writing his own music and began crafting his own melodies and lyrics.

In his late teens, ERNEST moved to the city of Nashville to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional songwriter. ERNEST has released his own music. But, he has also collaborated with other musicians and artists as a performer and a songwriter.

ERNEST The Songwriter

Over the years, ERNEST has become known for his soulful and introspective lyrics. He received a standing ovation at The Grand Ole Opry after performing his song, “Flower Shops.” His music is a unique blend of different genres, including folk, blues, and country.

Despite his success, ERNEST remains humble and committed to his craft. He continues to write and perform music that touches the hearts of his fans and inspires others to pursue their own passions.

ERNEST has released several albums over the years, each one showcasing his evolving style and artistic vision. His songs have been covered by other artists and featured in films and TV shows. He has written songs for Jason Aldean, Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen, Lauren Alaina and more. ERNEST is currently signed as a songwriter to BIG LOUD Publishing.

“Adopted at a mere three weeks old and the victim of a freak heart attack his senior year of high school, it goes without saying that surmounting ridiculous odds has always been a gift—not a curse—for Ernest.” – BIG LOUD PUBLISHING.

ERNEST Is More Than A Musician

In addition to his music career, ERNEST  is also known for his philanthropic work. He has donated time and resources to a variety of causes, including music education programs and organizations that support disadvantaged communities. He is married to Delaney and they have a son together. (You can see all of their adventures on his instagram page). Rumor is, he also played baseball in college too.

ERNEST and Morgan Wallen

While his voice can soar to the heavens like the best of country music, ERNEST can write songs like his soul depends on it.

ERNEST has written an impressive amount of songs, and many of them have already reached #1. He’s really coming up in the Nashville songwriting scene after writing songs for Morgan Wallen like, “Wasted on You,” “Dangerous,” “This Bar” and “More Than My Hometown.” ERNEST also wrote “Breaking Up In The 90’s” by Sam Hunt.

33+ HIT Songs ERNEST Wrote For Other Artists

  • Flower Shops (Feat. Morgan Wallen)

  • Dangerous (Morgan Wallen)

  • Wasted On You (Morgan Wallen)

  • I Love My Country (FGL)

  • More Than My Hometown (Morgan Wallen)

  • Big, Big Plans (Chris Lane)

  • One Thing At A Time (Morgan Wallen)

  • Cross Country (Breland)

  • What I get For Loving You (Seaforth)

  • Different Man (Kane Brown feat. Blake Shelton)

  • Livin' My Best Life (Dylan Scott)

  • You Proof (Morgan Wallen)

  • Stereotype (Cole Swindell)

  • Where We Started (Thomas Rhett)

  • Product Of A Small Town (Sean Stemaly)

  • Broadway Girls (Lil Dirk feat. Morgan Wallen)

  • Hide From A Broken Heart (Dallas Smith)

  • Sitting Pretty On Top Of the World (Lauren Alaina)

  • One Mississippi (Kane Brown)

  • Memory (blackbear feat. Kane Brown)

  • Remind Me Of You (Lily Rose)

  • That's What Mamas Are For (Chris Lane)

  • Fill Them Boots (Chris Lane)

  • Broken Up (Mitchell Tenpenny)

  • This Bar (Morgan Wallen)

  • Heartless (Diplo feat. Morgan Wallen)

  • Old Town Road - Remix (Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)

  • If I Know Me (Morgan Wallen)

  • Twang (Mason Ramsey)

  • Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's (Sam Hunt)

  • Son Of A Sinner (Jelly Roll)

  • Warning (Morgan Wallen)

  • This Bar (Morgan Wallen)

  • Heartbreak on the Map (Dan+Shay)

  • Is This Really Over? (Bailey Zimmerman)

  • Broken Up (Mitchell Tenpenny)

  • Anybody But You (Lauren Watkins)

  • I Had Some Help (Post Malone Ft. Morgan Wallen)

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