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Just Being ERNEST

Pull up to the studio and hang with Big Loud Records artist, ERNEST, as he talks music, life, current events, and more with old friends and new. Bringing a guest list packed with musicians, athletes, business owners, and more, Ern will introduce you to the most interesting people from Nashville and beyond | New episodes drop every Monday, and make sure you catch the full video podcast on YouTube. | Follow the pod on social media for daily clips, bonus content, and updates (@jbepod) | Produced by: Big Loud, Ryan Kroon, Alex Lagos / Lagos Creative

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HARDY III

Episode 34 comes with a little surprise for you listenERNS. You are all familiar with this guest from his appearances in previous episodes, but he made an unexpected stop by the studio and decided to crash the pod once again: HARDYErn was expecting to do a solo pod until HARDY walked in and decided to hang for a while. They kick off by talking about HARDY's weird sleep habit, a failed golf trip with Michael Jordan, and their upcoming summer shows together. Next, they come up with a new band name, Ern tells a story of an intense rash-turned-yeast-infection, and HARDY teaches Ern how to take a shot without getting the "shivers." Lastly, they close out by talking about mini kegs, absinth, Kanye West's genius, and HARDY orders a bidet on the pod after ERNEST tells him how it has changed his life for the better.-----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Lagos CreativeThank you to our presenting sponsor, Goody's Hangover Powder

1hr 2mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Mike.

This week's guest was the first artist Ern ever toured with... Artist, entrepreneur, and podcaster: MIKE.Ern and Mike are quite literally rollin' from jump. Passing a blunt around the studio, they kick off the discussion by breaking down what their musical interests are at the moment, how Mike’s baseball career as a pitcher at Duke turned into a musical career, and Ernest’s experience on tour with Mike in 2019. Then Mike offers a hot take on Nashville, names his favorite spots to hang, and finds out he and Ernest are chasing different things downtown...Next, Mike goes into detail about why he changed his stage name and what his new music is leaning towards before he drops some entrepreneurial wisdom from his business ventures. Lastly, Mike shares a story about almost catching a felony on his 21st birthday and how that motivated him to pursue music with a whole new ambition.-----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Eyes Up EntertainmentThank you to our presenting sponsor, Goody's Hangover Powder

1hr 25mins

24 May 2021

Rank #2

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Jordan Davis

We are back with Episode 32! This week's guest is a 2x Platinum artist and possibly Dan Bilzerian's brother: JORDAN DAVISErn and Jordan jump in discussing their favorite artists, Jordan shooting his first animal at nine years old, and how Ernest is becoming a household name (which might be old news for some of us). Then, Jordan talks about his first few years in Nashville, and the two swap pickup lines. Next, Jordan shares how he and his college roommates were catfished by a guy they lived with for 2 years at LSU.Moving on, the two react to Fergie singing the national anthem, they take the Livin' La Vida Local segment for a spin around town, and Ern tells a story of a disaster avoided while out to eat. Lastly, they close out the episode with a New Orleans haunted hotel story, Ern talks about living in the Virgin Islands for a year, and Jordan's new music coming out soon!-----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Eyes Up EntertainmentThank you to our presenting sponsor, Goody's Hangover Powder

1hr 13mins

17 May 2021

Rank #3

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Jelly Roll (Pt. II)

PART 2 with JELLY ROLL! And whoever said sequels are never as good as Part 1 was WRONG.After a little smoke to kick off Part 2, Ern & Jelly pick up right where they left off. They start by discussing the creation of Ernest's album, "Locals Only," how the "Tropical Cowboy" brand came to be, and Jelly explains the two things he CANNOT STAND about artists. Then they debate the best songwriters in Nashville, Jelly throws some praise at Big Loud, and he tells the legendary story of watching the Music City Miracle from his cell in juvenile hall.They wrap up the episode with Jelly sharing his favorite books and movies (which brings Ernest to tears), they do a classic Livin La Vida Local segment, Ern tells a story about lighting a lawn on fire, and they share a laugh about an instance where they took "do whatever you want" a little too far.Enjoy!-----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Eyes Up EntertainmentThank you to our presenting sponsor, Traeger Grills

1hr 5mins

3 May 2021

Rank #4

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Jelly Roll (Pt. I)

This week's guest is a Nashville native, musician, reformed drug dealer, and definitely not a concrete expert: JELLY ROLLErn and Jelly kick off the episode with a hilarious story about how Jelly ruined a construction site on his way to the pod. Then, Jelly makes a bold claim about who the new country music outlaws are before remembering his own run-ins with the law. Next, Jelly drops some knowledge on the direction of his music career, why music should never be undervalued, and the importance of celebrating little victories. They close out the episode by sharing stories of their best and worst drug experiences, including an acid-driven adventure in Salt Lake City.TO BE CONTINUED: Look for Part II next week!-----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Eyes Up EntertainmentThank you to our presenting sponsor, Traeger Grills

1hr 15mins

26 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Lainey Wilson

This week's guest is a fellow singer/songwriter who has become a mainstay on various "Artists to Watch" lists. She's got a southern accent as pure as they come, knows her away around a farm, and started her hustle performing as a Hannah Montana impersonator: LAINEY WILSONERNEST and Lainey start things off by talking about what it was like growing up in small-town Louisiana with a population of 300 people. This leads them to reveal Ern's inability to read a map as well as the beginning of Lainey's performing career as a Hannah Montana look-alike. Then they discuss the time Lainey's "Deddy" (that's southern for "Daddy") found a gun in her Camaro, the early days of Lainey's career in Nashville when she was living in a trailer, and why playing at nursing homes is an extremely high-pressure gig.After laughs throughout, the two close out the episode with some discussion on Chet Hank's "White Boy Summer" movement and why this guy should definitely not be anyone's spokesperson.All that and MUCH more. Enjoy your Monday, listenERNs!-----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Eyes Up EntertainmentThank you to our presenting sponsor, Traeger Grills

1hr 9mins

19 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Adam Bobo

This week's guest is the man to call if you're a touring musician, athlete, or just had a few too many drinks last night. He's your favorite athlete's favorite IV guy, he's all about his drip (IV's and fashion), and he's the unofficial Mayor of "It Nashville": ADAM BOBOBobo and ERNEST dive into why Bobo moved to Nashville, what he was up to before he launched his concierge IV company, Arete, and what it takes to make it in Nashville. Then, the two discuss how Bobo discovered this need for dehydration-focused treatment, why it can be effective for everyone, and why fighting should be allowed (and even encouraged) in all sports. Finally, they wrap up with some enema discussion, the importance of sleep, and the many health benefits of using a certain substance that you don't want to miss. -----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Eyes Up EntertainmentThank you to our presenting sponsor, Traeger Grills

1hr 7mins

12 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Myles Montplaisir (The You Betcha Guy)

This week's guest is a proper Midwest fella hailing from Fargo, North Dakota. He’s a content mastermind, knows his way around a Fleet Farm, and loves a good Busch latte: MYLES MONTPLAISIR (aka the You Betcha guy).Myles and Ernest discuss the beginning of Myles' career as a content creator, what he used to do before You Betcha, how it came to be, and what he hopes it will become. Then Myles drops some wisdom that blows Ern's mind, they realize something incredible that they have in common, and Ern explores some teenage trauma. Finally, they close out the episode with a trip down memory lane to look at some old college photos, Myles explains what it takes to go viral, and they both test out a new segment.-----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Eyes Up EntertainmentThank you to our presenting sponsor, Traeger Grills

1hr 4mins

5 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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HARDY II

A good friend, fellow Big Loud artist, and multi-platinum singer-songwriter, today's guest has a recent hole-in-one under his belt, knows how to get high off deet, and has an IV in for about 75% of the episode: HARDYHardy and Ern discuss Hardy's recent hole-in-one and whether or not it's really valid (it definitely is), and the two swap their most brutal hangover stories, including what had to be done to cure them. Then Hardy shares a few redneck tales involving a pond, a horse, and getting high off deet. Next, Hardy and Ern discuss their softball league, the ridiculous things they did as kids (like eat jerky chew and huff bonfire smoke), and Ern makes an outfit change mid-pod. Lastly, they close out the episode with a little admiration for the future of Big Loud, introduce a hilarious new segment, and Ern caps things off by seeking redemption against the beer bong.-----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Eyes Up EntertainmentThank you to our presenting sponsor, Traeger Grills

1hr 18mins

29 Mar 2021

Rank #9

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Jason Aldean

This week's guest is one of the most legendary country artists of all time. He is a 4x platinum artist as well as ACM's Artist of the Decade. He is an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, owner of countless businesses, and knows how to have a damn good time: JASON ALDEANFirst, Jason and ERNEST talk about Jason's first few years in Nashville and what had to happen for him to find his footing in this industry. Then, they jump into his country music "freshman class" and what it was like performing with Ludacris at the CMT awards. Next, they answer some fan questions, discuss why Tyler Farr's property is excellent for slinging mud as well as getting a tan by the horse trough, and we hear about Jason's ventures in the music industry. Finally, they close out the episode with how Jason's outdoor brand, Buck Commander, came to be, the two discuss their favorite artists (Jason's pick may surprise you), and Jason describes which awards have meant the most to him.Oh yeah, and disaster finds ERNEST while recording…-----Catch the video podcast on YouTube, and follow us on social media (@jbepod) for clips, bonus content, and updates throughout the week.FOLLOW ERNEST ON:SpotifyApple MusicInstagramTwitterTikTokFacebookYouTubePRODUCED BY:Big LoudRyan KroonAlex Lagos / Eyes Up EntertainmentThank you to our presenting sponsor, Traeger Grills

59mins

22 Mar 2021

Rank #10