ERNEST Announces the “Legalize Country Music Road Show” tour

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ERNEST is hitting the road in his “campaign” to legalize country music. The “Flower Shops” singer has announced the “Legalize Country Music Road Show” tour, which will see the artist stop in cities like Los Angeles, Fortworth, Knoxville, and Vancouver, BC. It’s ERNEST’s first headlining tour he’s ever embarked on since opening for acts like Brooks & Dunn, Jelly Roll, and Morgan Wallen.

“Legalize Country Music” is a phrase ERNEST used in promotional materials for his sophomore album, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, leading up to its release in April. His effort to preserve country music’s legacy signaled a return to more traditional sounds. During this 14-show run, fans can expect plenty of twangy guitars, fiddles, and delicate production.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, is a standout project for ERNEST. Our review highlighted how it “has a great shot at remaining firmly in the discussion for the greatest album in 2024. It’s full of character, striking confidence, and easy-going slice-of-life stories culminating in a nearly perfect LP with very little missing.” It leans heavily into the sounds of traditional country music, with songs like “Why Dallas” with Lukas Nelson, “How’d We Get Here,” and “Would If I Could” with Lainey Wilson painting a clear picture of Ern’s deep interest in classic ’80s and ’90s country aesthetics, while tracks like “Hangin’ On” with Wallen and “Ain’t Too Late” add the modern Nashville sound that’s taken over the airwaves around the world.

A full list of stops during the Legalize Country Music Road Show can be found below. For tickets and other information, visit ERNEST’s website.

  • September 4: Vancouver, BC
  • September 5: Kelowna, BC
  • September 6: Redmond, OR
  • September 12: Los Angeles, CA
  • September 13: Anaheim, CA
  • September 14: Modesto, CA
  • September 26: Fort Worth, TX
  • September 27: Stephenville, TX
  • September 28: Nacogdoches, TX
  • October 5: Grand Junction, CO
  • October 10: Des Moines, IA
  • October 11: Milwaukee, WI
  • October 12: Madison, WI
  • October 17: Knoxville, TN

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