Ballard goes for "Sunshine & Whiskey"
Monday, April 14, 2014
– After scoring his first number one with "Helluva Life," Frankie Ballard is hitting country radio with his new single, "Sunshine & Whiskey."
Co-written by hit songwriters Luke Laird and The Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston, the song captures the innocence of summer love and serves as the title track for his current album.
"Man, it has been a crazy cold winter this year, and I feel like we are all ready for a little sunshine and whiskey to warm us up," said Ballard. "From the first time I heard this song, I knew I had to record it, and I can't wait to share it with everyone."
Ballard worked with producer Marshall Altman on the 11-song disc.
The Michigan native is currently playing headline shows and will join Jake Owens Days of Gold Tour for select dates through the summer.
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