With two consecutive No. 1 gold-certified singles from his current album SUNSHINE & WHISKEY, Warner Bros. Records’ Frankie Ballard released his brand new single, “Young & Crazy” to country radio today becoming the most added male artist this week. Ballard recently previewed the new track exclusively on Jimmy Kimmel Live! which can be watched here and will also re-air tonight on ABC.
"I just want to have some good stories to tell my kids someday and I know I wouldn’t want to hear it from someone who hasn't lived it,” says Frankie. “This song is all energy, and full of lightning. I can't wait for people to take a big ole bite of it!"
This Thursday, January 15, fans can catch Ballard out on the road with Florida Georgia Line on their ANYTHING GOES tour, kicking off at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. The dynamic tour will stop in 24-cities across the country, wrapping its first leg on May 8th in Atlantic City, NJ.
SUNSHINE & WHISKEY is now available on iTunes.
Ten months after playing his first Number One single, "Helluva Life," during an episode of Conan, Frankie Ballard hit the late-night talk show circuit again last night. Armed with a four-piece road band, he ripped into his second chart-topper, "Sunshine & Whiskey," kicking off the New Year with twin shots of guitar-fueled country twang and low-simmering soul. Watch the performance here.
It was Ballard's first public appearance since December 20th, when the Michigan-born musician returned to Kalamazoo for his annual hometown holiday show. Later this month, he'll join Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes tour, serving as the opening act for a string of arena gigs that stretch from mid-January to late-June. For Ballard — a multi-instrumentalist who doubles as his band's lead guitarist — hitting the road is a chance to show off the fretwork that helps differentiate him from the rest of the pack.
Speaking of guitar chops, "Sunshine & Whiskey" was co-written by Cadillac Three lead singer Jaren Johnston, whose own band is also gearing up for a gig-heavy year. Meanwhile, Luke Laird, the song's remaining writer, is knee-deep in recording sessions for Kacey Musgraves' second album, which is due out later this year.
Tune in to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Thursday to catch Frankie Ballard performing his hit single "Sunshine & Whiskey" on the show! It's airs on ABC at 11:35/10:35c.