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FRANKIE BALLARD CONTINUES #1 STREAK WITH “SUNSHINE & WHISKEY”
Gold-Selling Smash Marks Second Consecutive #1 Single
Photo Credit: Sam Erickson
Nashville, TN (November 17, 2014) – Warner Bros. Records’ Frankie Ballard returns to the top with “Sunshine & Whiskey” taking the #1 spot on both the Mediabase and Billboard
Country Airplay Charts this week. The infectious anthem marks the
singer-guitarist’s second consecutive #1 smash and has sold well over
500,000 copies to date.
“I’m so grateful to be here at the top again! We’re still celebrating
‘Helluva Life’ and now we're back... I’m feeling VERY blessed! This is
what you dream of and work for and I'm so grateful to Country Radio for
playing my music and the fans for supporting me,” shares Ballard.
Ballard will celebrate with fans nationwide on his first headlining trek
– LIGHT ‘EM UP Tour - as part of the exclusive Live Nation Ones To
Watch tour with Skype. The run stops in 19-cities through December with
upcoming shows in Houston, TX (11/19), New Orleans, LA (11/20), and San
Antonio, TX (11/21).
Ballard is basking in the success of “Sunshine & Whiskey” after
making the move to Nashville in 2009 from Battle Creek, MI, to pursue
music. Drawing on his working class values, he performed every chance he
could and honed in his guitar and songwriting skills. He steadily built
a loyal fan base and took the time to grow as an artist and an
individual. All of these experiences culminated in the release of his
current album, SUNSHINE & WHISKEY, which delivered his first
#1, GOLD-certified smash “Helluva Life,” debuted in the Top 5 on the
Billboard Country Albums Chart and was noted as “required listening” by ROLLING STONE.
Produced by Marshall Altman (Marc Broussard), the album captures
Ballard’s unique blend of blues-infused, country rock and his undeniable
guitar prowess on every song. Previously opening for Jake Owen, Rascal
Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and longtime idol Bob Seger, the
talented showman will amp it up even further next year on the Florida
Georgia Line 2015 ANYTHING GOES Tour.