45 episodes

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

Just Being ERNEST ERNEST

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 231 Ratings

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

    Lauren Lane

    Lauren Lane

    This week's guest is a BIG Kevin Costner fan, a new mother, wife of Chris Lane, and star of The Bachelor's 20th season: LAUREN LANE
    Ern and Lauren kick off the episode with some discussion about Yellowstone and Kevin Costner. Then, the two new parents discuss the different aspects of raising a kid, such as drinking more and sleeping less. They follow that up with some laughs about the trouble they got into in high school, Ern's security breach at a Nelly concert, and Ern lays out a hilarious scenario in which he sneaks onto the Bachelorette. They close out the episode talking about Lauren's experience on The Bachelor, what it was like "winning" the show, the snack situation on set, and how ERNEST would do things differently if he was allowed to host the show.

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    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:
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    PRODUCED BY:
    Big Loud
    Alex Lagos / Lagos Creative

    • 59 min
    Craig Wiseman Pt. 2

    Craig Wiseman Pt. 2

    The Big Loud Shirt, Craig Wiseman, is back in the studio for Part 2! What you will realize in Part 2 is that Craig's last name is quite fitting, as he is one extremely wise man.

    Part 2 kicks off with laughs about PR training and the inspiration and soul that goes into songwriting. Then, Ern and Craig dive into some of Craig's biggest hits, such as "Live Like You Were Dying" and "The Good Stuff." Craig explains how each of those songs came to be and what the process of writing them was like. Next, Craig plays two verses of an iconic unreleased song that has been labeled a "career-ender," Craig crushes a ChugBud in the Truth or Chug segment, and ERNEST shares a hilarious story of a time he and HARDY were writing with Craig. The episode closes with some wisdom that you can't get anywhere else, a discussion on how to make it in Nashville, and how self-awareness is a curse that crushes all creativity. This is our wisest episode yet. Enjoy!

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    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:
    Spotify
    Apple Music
    Instagram
    Twitter
    TikTok
    Facebook
    YouTube

    PRODUCED BY:
    Big Loud
    Alex Lagos / Lagos Creative

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Craig Wiseman Pt. 1

    Craig Wiseman Pt. 1

    This weeks guest is a Nashville Music icon, songwriter & producer, owner of Big Loud record label, and The Big Loud Shirt himself: CRAIG WISEMAN
    This episode is a two-parter, so don't worry, there is more of Craig's wisdom to come. The two kick off the episode by talking about the first time Craig heard ERNEST/Sno rap, a funny story of Ern breaking the bank on a Los Angeles visit, and the genius of Craig's songwriting ability. Next, Craig talks about the beginning of his time in Nashville, his first gig, and the one time he considered giving up and heading back to Mississippi. Then Craig shares about how he stays motivated in Nashville, and his recent desire to tuck back into songwriting harder than ever. Ern and Craig close out the episode with some wisdom on appreciating your blessings, being authentic in your work, and the commitment success in Nashville requires

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    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:
    Spotify
    Apple Music
    Instagram
    Twitter
    TikTok
    Facebook
    YouTube

    PRODUCED BY:
    Big Loud
    Alex Lagos / Lagos Creative

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Chris Lane

    Chris Lane

    This week's guest is a fellow Big Loud artist and a JBE first-timer. He sucks at What Are The Odds, is a new father, and uses sayings you have never heard in your life: CHRIS LANE

    All of our episodes are special, but this one hits a little different for some reason! You’ll have a six-pack by the end of this we promise.
    Chris and Ern kick off the episode with a discussion about both being very new fathers, wine night, and Chris’ injury-prone behavior on the softball field. Next, they discuss Chris' early days as a cover band, his love for Jason Aldean, and what Chris' pre-show day looks like. Chris and Ern take on a new segment, Truth or Chug, and more beer is spilled in the studio. Our two dads wrap it up with some laughs from previous tour stories, the need for big dude models, and some freestyle rapping. Enjoy Episode 42 with Chris Lane!

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    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:
    Spotify
    Apple Music
    Instagram
    Twitter
    TikTok
    Facebook
    YouTube

    PRODUCED BY:
    Big Loud
    Alex Lagos / Lagos Creative

    • 1 hr 9 min
    John Crist

    John Crist

    This weeks guest is an award-winning stand-up comedian, TikTok superstar, comedy sketch artist, and an all-around good guy: JOHN CRIST

    This episode Ern and John jump into conversation on some serious topics that we can ALL relate to, but naturally, the two sprinkle hilarious comedic relief throughout. Some of those topics include: shame, shedding childhood trauma and lies, the Amish, the struggle of comparison, being “right," and learning to get out of the never-ending rat race and actually enjoy yourself.

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    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:
    Spotify
    Apple Music
    Instagram
    Twitter
    TikTok
    Facebook
    YouTube

    PRODUCED BY:
    Big Loud
    Alex Lagos / Lagos Creative

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Bobby Bones

    Bobby Bones

    It's not a Bones day, it's a Bones week! Just Being ERNEST is back for Season 3, and the first guest of the season is iconic radio host, American Idol mentor, Dancing With The Stars Champion, and the main character in his very own TV show: BOBBY BONES

    These two kick it off with a discussion on country music: The evolution of the genre, the "that ain't country" delusion, and what it takes to push the envelope. Next, Bobby shares some of his struggles upon arriving in Nashville, how he had to acclimate to a town that didn't particularly welcome him, why he was fined $1 million, and which legendary stunt he had to pull to make sure everyone in Nashville knew his name.

    Then, Bobby goes into some detail about the country music charts, specifically the politics behind the number one spot. Lastly, the two wrap it up with talk of the difficulties of stand-up comedy, Bobby's love for the Grand Ole Opry, and an interview Bobby did with ESPN that, to his dismay, did not go as he had hoped.

    Season 3 kicks off with a bang, enjoy!

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    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:
    Spotify
    Apple Music
    Instagram
    Twitter
    TikTok
    Facebook
    YouTube

    PRODUCED BY:
    Big Loud
    Alex Lagos / Lagos Creative

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 Ratings

AndraBeth ,

Sounds like backyard fun banter over cornhole

Love the ease of listening for this podcast. Entertaining. FYI: I am a former collegiate golfer and coach. So if you need an ‘a’ player for a scramble I will come to TN from TX…DOUBLE BONUS: I can tee off from the chick tees 🙌🏼 keep up the great work in the studio

Perpetual Listener ,

SLAPS

New favorite podcast. I’m an engineer in Nashville and for me this is simply a great time. Feels like I’m hangin with the homies just talking music but I get a songwritERNS perspective which is great for me. I usually learn a little something and always get a good laugh. Still catching up on old episodes 🤙🏼 keep em comin!

RiverBandit1979 ,

ERNEST IS THE MAN

Never listened to podcast until I discovered Ernest 🇺🇸 Feels like I’m sittin with friends talkin and blazin💯 Being from Tennessee and only 1.5 hrs away from Nashville I can relate to the things he talks about. Favorite Episode?? JELLYROLL!!! Been down with Jelly since he started. Thank you Ernest and keep em comin!!!

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