Ballard world premieres new vid
Monday, September 8, 2014
– Frankie Ballard will world premiere the music video for his hit "Sunshine & Whiskey" exclusively across CMT, CMT Pure, FrankieBallard.CMT.com and CMT Artists App today.
Filmed in a small Pueblo village outside of Los Angeles, director Jack Guy weaves together vignettes featuring a classic sports car, beautiful lady and whiskey, surrounded by Ballard and his guitar making it all come alive.
"Sunshine & Whiskey" has sold well more than 300,000 copies and follows his first number one, "Helluva Life." Both are from his second CD, "Sunshine & Whiskey." Ballard offers a bluesy take on country rock.
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