Ballard starts it off with beer
Monday, November 2, 2015
– For Frankie Ballard's next album, it all started with a beer.
At least, that's the title of the new single from his forthcoming CD.
Ballard went to the Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas to record 14 new songs for his next album. The first single and was co-written by Jaren Johnston ("Sunshine & Whiskey") The Cadillac Three.
Ballard, a Michigan native, previously had hits with "Helluva Life," "Young and Crazy" and "Sunshine & Whiskey"). No date was set for the release of his third album.
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