Watch ERNEST's Lively 'Texas Swing' Performance On Late Night Talk Show


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ERNEST said he doesn’t know “how many times there’s been a Texas swing song” performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, “but by God,” the breakthrough country artist delivered one on the late night talk show on Tuesday night (April 23).

ERNEST posted a photo with host Jimmy Kimmel and shared the video on Instagram of his rendition of “Why Dallas,” one of 26 tracks to appear on the singer-songwriter’s latest album that made its debut earlier this month. The project, titled as a nod to ERNEST’s hometownNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE — features “Why Dallas” as a collaboration with Lukas Nelson. It’s one of several collaborations on the album, along with tracks featuring Jelly Roll, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, HARDY, and ERNEST’s nearly 3-year-old son, Ryman Saint, who delivers a live-recorded rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle.”

“I was born and raised in Nashville,” the 2024 ACM New Male Artist of the Year and Artist-Songwriter of the Year nominee said in a statement when his album released on April 12. “I love this city, it's the country music capital of the world, and this album is a positive affirmation in the name of country music. That country at its core, the songwriting and storytelling, is popular again.”

Watch ERNEST’s performance of “Why Dallas" on Jimmy Kimmel Live here: