As part of the Opry NextStage Live show, Ernest told the Nashville crowd that "after tomorrow, [his] new album will be done," signaling that the celebrated singer-songwriter was putting the finishing touches on the project.
After serenading the Opry with the swaying 'Tennessee Queen', Ern treated attendees to a performance of his breakout tune 'Flower Shops' as well as his newest song, 'Kiss Of Death', which fans are hoping will be included on the upcoming record.
Before leaving the stage, he also shared that a special live performance from his recent show at Boston's famed Fenway Park will be making its way onto the album.
While opening up for Morgan Wallen on his One Night At A Time Tour this fall, Ernest's son Ryman joined him on stage to sing a heartwarming version of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".
The emotional moment has been living in our heads rent free since then, and as the man himself confirmed, we'll soon be able to listen to it on repeat.
In recent months, the 'Miss That Girl' songsmith confirmed that the new record will also feature HARDY, as well as outlined his ideal list of features for the project, which includes Wallen, Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll and Lukas Nelson.
Excitedly, just this week, he and fellow Nashvillian, Jelly Roll, revealed that a collab is in the works. The new song, which appears to be called ‘I Went To College, He Went To Jail’, pivots around Ern and Jelly's heartwarming friendship, with the two artists first meeting almost fifteen years ago.
Also expected to make the new album's track listing are the touching ‘Takes After You’ and a pair of unreleased songs – ‘Hangin’ On’ and ‘Summertime Flies’ – which he's previously teased across socials.
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