ERNEST Unveils Plans To 'Legalize Country Music' In These Destinations

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ERNEST is planning to “legalize country music” in more than a dozen cities on his fall headlining tour, the Nashville, Tennessee-born singer-songwriter announced on Tuesday morning (May 28). ERNEST will kick off “The Legalize Country Music Road Show” in early September in Vancouver, Canada, and will continue throughout the U.S. through the fall.

“The Legalize Country Music Road Show” follows ERNEST’s highly-anticipated sophomore album, titled as a nod to his hometown, which released last month. NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE is a 26-track project packed with star-studded collaborations — including Jelly RollLukas NelsonMorgan WallenLainey WilsonHARDY, plus a live recording of “Twinkle Twinkle” with ERNEST’s 3-year-old son, Ryman Saint — aiming to “legalize country music.” ERNEST announced the project after staging a press conference to announce his mayoral campaign. That video included nods to music legends Willie NelsonLoretta LynnGeorge Strait and George Jones.

“I was born and raised in Nashville,” ERNEST said in a statement when his album released. “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.”

Tickets to ERNEST’s “The Legalize Country Music Road Show” will be available on Friday (May 31) at 10 a.m. local time. See the dates below:

Sept. 4 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

Sept. 5 – Kelowna, BC – Community Theater

Sept. 6 – Redmond, Ore. – General Duffy's*

Sept. 12 – Los Angeles, Calif. – El Rey Theater

Sept. 13 – Anaheim Calif. – House of Blues

Sept. 14 – Modesto, Calif. – The Fruityard

Sept. 26 – Fort Worth, Texas – Billy Bob's

Sept. 27 – Stephenville, Texas – Twisted J's Live

Sept. 28 – Nacogdoches, Texas – Banita Creek Hall

Oct. 5 – Grand Junction, Colo. – Warehouse 2565

Oct. 10 – Des Moines, Iowa – Wooly's

Oct. 11 – Milwaukee, Wis. – The Rave

Oct. 12 – Madison, Wis. – The Sylvee

Oct. 17 – Knoxville, Tenn. – The Mill and Mine


*Already announced and on-sale