Ernest (Ernest Keith Smith) is a nationally recognized Nashville recording artist and songwriter. He’s created cuts for a number of major artists like Diplo, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, and Morgan Wallen, to name a few.

In the first Nashville Ranch episode, Ernest joins Mike to talk about recent achievements in his career and what it’s been like living in Tennessee. They touch on everything from their songwriting process to pinpointing moments in Ernest’s career he saw as openings for growth. Ernest also became a dad this past year—he tells Mike what he’s found fatherhood to be like.
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