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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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Jimmie Allen

Jimmie Allen

2021-06-1401:02:55

This week's guest is a former American Idol contestant, a national anthem pro, and a platinum country artist who rocks gold boots (and gold solo cups) better than anyone: JIMMIE ALLENThese two start off hot from the jump, discussing the current climate of being easily offended, racism, and their perspective on religion. They dive in even deeper, talking through their spirituality and how Jesus was definitely not a pasty white guy with long, flowing hair. Next, Jimmie and Ern discuss how Jimmie is a bit of a breakfast diva, they both have the same favorite Tik Tok account, and they both had heart attacks at almost the same time. They close out the episode by dropping some crucial advice for new artists, realizing how basketball announcers are hilariously inappropriate, and tackling a new segment called, "Good News."-----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
HARDY III

HARDY III

2021-06-0701:02:04

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
Mike.

Mike.

2021-05-2401:25:08

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
Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis

2021-05-1701:13:31

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
Jelly Roll (Pt. II)

Jelly Roll (Pt. II)

2021-05-0301:05:09

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
Jelly Roll (Pt. I)

Jelly Roll (Pt. I)

2021-04-2601:15:32

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
Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson

2021-04-1901:09:40

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
Adam Bobo

Adam Bobo

2021-04-1201:07:07

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
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
HARDY II

HARDY II

2021-03-2901:18:04

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
Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean

2021-03-2259:531

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
Sean Stemaly

Sean Stemaly

2021-03-1556:35

This week's guest is a good ol' country boy who knows his way around a Deere, loves the smell of diesel in the morning, and strikes fear in the hearts of ducks everywhere: SEAN STEMALYERNEST and Sean talk about what it was like to move to Nashville from Southern Indiana, how Sean grew up driving tractors, and why Sean's history of building some very impressive engines is going to come in handy when Ern lets Sean do some work on his new truck. Then, they discuss who keeps a fire lit under their asses when it comes to songwriting, how social media has changed the music industry as a whole, and the two talk about their favorite Nashville bars. Finally, while he pours some refills on their tequila, Ern puts Sean's duck hunting knowledge to the test with a little pop quiz.-----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
Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina

2021-03-0801:13:42

This weeks guest is the runner up on the 10th season of American Idol, she's allergic to sunscreen, and loves a good burger: LAUREN ALAINAERNEST and Lauren talk about Nashville, Lauren strutting around Music row at 12 years old, and new music coming out. They hit on their favorite restaurants in Nashville, some of Lauren's most memorable talk show moments, and they review throwback SNL auditions.Finally, they close out the episode with a little surprise for ERNEST. 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, Kong Beer Bong
Ward Guenther

Ward Guenther

2021-03-0101:06:16

Today's guest is the creator of Whiskey Jam, host of his own Apple Radio show, and late-night chicken expert: WARD GUENTHERERNEST and Ward open up with some sneaker talk, then they dive into the history of Whiskey Jam, and Ward explains how he built what has become one of the most well-known events in Nashville. Next, Ern talks about trying to clean up his vocabulary, they explore the definition of some interesting words, and Ward tells some stories about the many wild experiences he had working jobs before he launched Whiskey Jam.Finally, the two wrap things up with a hilarious segment of Redneck or Naw that leaves them both in stitches. 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, Kong Beer Bong
Story Time

Story Time

2021-02-2242:52

No guest on the pod today. Instead, we get a hilarious storytelling session.ERNEST shares a tale from the road (literally) where he got hit by a van outside of Fenway Park. Then, he talks about the time he went to Kid Rock's house and they ended up freestyling. Next, he tells a story about getting recognized while on tour with Chris Lane in LA. Finally, Ern wraps up by roasting a girl for getting mad at him for making memes out of her engagement photos, and we introduce a new segment that might be our best one yet. 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, Kong Beer Bong
Filmore

Filmore

2021-02-1501:07:54

Today's guest is one of Nashville's rising country artists and the creator of "the bullet" (a bun/mullet combo): FILMOREERNEST and Filmore start by talking about how TikTok and other social media platforms have changed music, then they discuss what it's like to come up in the Nashville country scene.Next, Filmore talks about selling his car to buy back his masters, Ern speaks on wanting to release music more frequently, and they both rate some outfits worn by country stars.Finally, Ern and Filmore compare their unique haircuts in an epic conversation to wrap things up. 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, Kong Beer Bong
Taylor Lewan

Taylor Lewan

2021-02-0801:09:27

Today's guest is Nashville's Dad, your favorite offensive lineman, and co-host of Bussin' With The Boys: TAYLOR LEWANERNEST and Taylor kick things off by discussing how cool it is to have a friend group of podcasters in Nashville, how we will look back on 2020 as a monumental year, and what Ern plans on naming his future kid.Next, Taylor opens up about his biggest regret, what it's like to play for Mike Vrabel, and what type of music Taylor would make if he was to take up a music career after football.Finally, ERNEST exposes which pop star he believes stole a MASSIVE hit from him... 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, Kong Beer Bong
Tyrone Carreker

Tyrone Carreker

2021-02-0101:02:21

Welcome back listenERNs! Our guest today is Sam Hunt's GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and creator of the most luxurious candles on Earth: TYRONE CARREKERERNEST and Tyrone jump right in with some good vibes and talk about what got them into music, which leads to a conversation about what they grew up on, then they rank their favorite rappers of all-time. Next, Tyrone explores the spiritual side of music, why music makes you "feel," and how some songs just write themself.Finally, the two discuss a Drake-scented candle, a vagina-scented candle (yup, you read that right), and Tyrone and Ern read the wildest Missed Connections we've had so far. Enjoy!27.9 Candles-----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, Kong Beer Bong
Mason Ramsey

Mason Ramsey

2021-01-2501:02:46

For weeks, listenERNs have been asking: "Who will be the first guest of Season 2?" Well, today, you get your answer. Our first guest of Season 2 is... MASON RAMSEYERNEST and Mason start by discussing the Burger King commercial, the viral video that blew Mason up, Mason's favorite trucks and cars, his favorite video games, and they remember some of their favorite moments from touring together.Next, Mason talks about the time he fangirled for NBA superstar, Kevin Durant, the first time Mason and Ern recorded together, working on the Old Town Road Remix, performing at the GRAMMYs, and meeting BTS.Finally, Mason slides into Millie Bobby Brown's DMs and finishes up with a few segments: Name That 'Toon, Livin' La Vida Local, and What Are Those.-----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, Kong Beer Bong
The Reboot

The Reboot

2021-01-1901:08:05

Ernest is back with a solo pod to kick off Season 2 of Just Being ERNEST with a bang.First, Ern leads with some catch-up by giving an update on where he's been since the end of Season 1, what he's been up to, and he drops a major life announcement. Next, he shares stories from the golf course where he found out John Daly might be his father and met Kid Rock. Finally, he introduces some hilarious new segments that have him and the crew falling out of their chairs, and he wraps things up when a surprise guest who isn't old enough to drive but still crashes the podcast... 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, Kong Beer Bong.
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