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Ernest Keith Smith, known professionally as Ernest K. Smith or simply Ernest (stylized in all caps), is an American hip hop and country music artist.

After writing songs for Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, and Chris Lane, he signed a recording contract with Big Loud in 2019.

Ernest Keith Smith was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee.At age 19, he suffered a heart attack brought on by a viral infection, and developed a drug addiction while in college.

After recovering, he moved back to Nashville and began writing and recording songs with Matt Royer, a friend of his who owned a recording studio. This association led to him co-writing the title track of Florida Georgia Line's 2016 album Dig Your Roots.

Ernest had further success as a songwriter in 2020 with Lane's "Big, Big Plans", Morgan Wallen's "More Than My Hometown", and Sam Hunt's "Breaking Up Was Easy in the 90s".

This was followed in 2021 by two more singles; the first was "American Rust", issued in June.[ It was followed in December by "Flower Shops", a duet with Wallen. -Wikipedia

Birth name:
Ernest Keith Smith

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.

Hip hop, country


Years active:

Associated acts:
Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, Morgan Wallen

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