Every year country music artists can be seen getting into the spirit of Halloween, posting pictures across their social media pages that show them dressed in various costumes ranging from silly to scary to out of this world. Some stars have even uploaded images online that show their families dressed up for the spooky holiday.
It turns out ERNEST is also getting into the action of sharing snapshots of his Halloween festivities. Or perhaps his son is – as the latest attire may find fans doing a double-take.
For Halloween, ERNEST’s baby boy Ryman Saint Smith dressed up as his country star dad. And the pictures are absolutely adorable!
“Happy Halloween! Guess who Ryman is…. (📷: @delaneyroyer ),” a caption reads alongside a carousel of photos that show the child in every single shot.
The first photo in the spread has the tyke holding a microphone while donning his famous dad’s look of a Stevenson Ranch hat and cowboy boots. He also stands amid a group of men wearing white T-shirts. Those men are likely ERNEST’s band, who also dress in white for their shows.
Friends and artists were quick to comment on all the cuteness with reality star Shannon Ford writing, “I. Cannot. Handle. This!!!! @delaneyroyer will you just have all my babies for me so they’ll be this cute.”
An image on ERNEST’s wife Delaney Royer’s Instagram also shows how close the parents got to replicating the full-band look with their son as the frontman.
Another snap from the photos featured on ERNEST’s social media page shows the child screaming at the top of his lungs with a big smile spread on his face as if he’s singing just like his father does. Other pictures show the little one looking happy as a clam as he dons his dad’s look while keeping the mic tucked in his back pocket. The final image in the spread has little Ryman posing alongside his father. The two are twinning as they sport the same flowing blonde locks and identical arm tattoos.
“Hahaha, dude. That’s incredible! Your mini me ❤️,” fellow country star Chris Lane commented on the post, while Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers simply wrote, “Iconic.”
Given the timing of the posts, which were shared, on Oct. 31, it’s no doubt the pictures were supposed to represent Ryman in costume. But it’s not far out of reach to assume the baby boy will one day follow in his dad’s footsteps. ERNEST has previously shared that his son does, in fact, take an interest in music.
“Natural,” he once uploaded a video of his child picking on some guitar strings.
“We’ll see. He does gravitate toward – like, I’ll just have my guitars out, and he’ll walk up and start smacking them and stuff,” ERNEST previously told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m open to supporting him with whatever he wants to do. If music is it, I’ll be his coach. If baseball is it, I’ll be his coach. If he wants to go do ballet, then, I’ll find him a coach.”
ERNEST and Delaney welcomed Ryman on Tuesday (April 27). Ryman was born at 12:08 p.m in Nashville, weighing 6 lbs., 10 oz., and measuring 18.75 inches long.
“Delaney and I have always loved the name Saint, having spent a lot of time in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. We were married there in January 2017, and frequent the island regularly,” ERNEST previously told People of the meaning behind his child’s name. “As for Ryman, the Ryman Auditorium is a staple in Nashville, where Delaney and I were born and raised. It’s unique, and having the last name Smith kind of forced us to think outside the box for names.”
ERNEST is currently embarking on his sold-out headlining Sucker For Small Towns tour with his next scheduled tour date taking place on November 3 at The Blue Room in Statesboro, Georgia.