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Frankie Ballard Releases “Sunshine & Whiskey” Album

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Frankie Ballard released his album, Sunshine and Whiskey, yesterday through Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Marshall Altman, the 11-track collection features Ballard’s Top 10-and-climbing single, “Helluva Life.” The song is his fastest rising single to date, and has sold about 300,000 digital copies so far.

“I’ve wrenched and wrestled with this album for two years, and now it’s time for it to be in the judgement seat. I hope she is met with loving arms,” said Ballard. “People will learn a lot about me when they listen to this project.” Ballard played guitar parts for every song on the album, and also co-wrote “It Don’t Take Much.”

To celebrate the release, Frankie will be on Fox & Friends tomorrow so set your DVRs!

If “Helluva Life” is any indication for the rest of the album, Sunshine and Whiskey is sure to bring on even more success!

Track listing:

1. Young & Crazy
2. Sunshine & Whiskey
3. It Don’t Take Much
4. Helluva Life
5. Drinky Drink
6. Tell Me You Get Lonely
7. Sober Me Up
8. I’m Thinking Country
9. Tip Jar
10. Don’t You Wanna Fall
11. Don’t Tell Mama I Was Drinking

For upcoming tour dates and more info, visit: www.frankieballard.com. And don’t forget to purchase Sunshine & Whiskey on iTunes.

Frankie Ballard’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” Available Exclusive on Spotify

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Although Frankie Ballard‘s Sunshine & Whiskey may not officially hit stores until February 11, Spotify is giving fans an exclusive advanced listen to the entire Warner Brothers Records release. The exclusive stream also includes three bonus tracks, including live acoustic versions of “Helluva Life” and “Drinky Drink.”

Additionally, on Friday (2/7), fans will be able to chat with Ballard by tuning in to Spotify’s Soundrop app at 2:30PM Central. Additionally, Spotify is featuring a commentary album and playlist of Frankie’s Favorite Songs.

Listen to Sunshine & Whiskey here:

Frankie Ballard Reveals Album Cover and Track List

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On February 11, 2014, Frankie Ballard‘s highly-anticipated album, Sunshine & Whiskey, will hit stores, featuring 11 songs, including his rapidly rising Top 15 single “Helluva Life.”

“I’m really proud of this,” says Frankie of Sunshine & Whiskey to Country Weekly. “It’s got songs that really mean something to me and that I knew would mean something to other people. It‘s got lots of different emotions, from partying and having fun to some really deep stuff. It’s an emotional journey as well as a musical journey.”

Frankie Ballard Joins Rodney Atkins on Tour This Fall

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Things continue to look up for rising country star Frankie Ballard, who will join Rodney AtkinsTHE MOST HITS FOR YOUR MONEY TOUR. The tour kicked off earlier this month and will include shows in Florida, New Jersey, Michigan, New York, Ohio and North Carolina.

“Joy comes via one primary channel in my life … playing live music,” shares Frankie Ballard when asked about hitting the road on the new tour. “Just give me my guitar, my band, some country fans and let me fly.”

His first single “Helluva Life” was a Top 30 hit to pave the way for his forthcoming album to be released next year on  Warner Bros. Records. For tour dates and more, visit FrankieBallard.com.

Frankie Ballard, Miss Willie Brown & Jon Pardi to Tour

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Frankie Ballard, Jon Pardi and Miss Willie Brown are teaming up for a small Fall tour! The 12-city “Tie One On” tour kicks off October 4th in San Diego, California. It’s a package tour, and one that Frankie is especially excited to be a part of.

Frankie shares:

“I have always wanted to do an old school package tour. That’s what all my musical heroes did back in the day. Piled into two Cadillacs and hit the highway! At least we get to do it on a bus. Jon and the Miss Willie Brown clan are great people and I’m honored to share these dates with them…there’ll be no shortage of fun, hell, we’re tyin’ one on right?!

Check out the full list of dates below and let us know if you’re planning on going to any of them! What artists would you love to see team up together for a tour?

Frankie will be joining us on-board the Blake Shelton Cruise this October! The 7-night cruise is the biggest country music line-up to ever set sail! Blake will perform on two nights on the cruise, as will special guest Trace Adkins. Frankie will be performing along with some of the brightest, and newest, stars in country music. Make sure you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation to receive a special gift from us on-board! Space is running out, and so is time, so make sure your book your cabin today at blakesheltoncruise.com

 

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Frankie Ballard

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Frankie Ballard is one of those artists that should be getting more attention than he is. I was at the Warner Music Nashville party on my birthday when Roughstock‘s editor, Matt Bjorke, told me to get up close and watch Frankie Play. Frankie didn’t disappoint – with guitar skills that might rival even some of the top guitar players in Music City, Frankie will be one of the interesting acts to watch over the next few years to see where his career will take him. I sat down with Frankie less than 24 hours after he impressed me with his short 2-song set in downtown Nashville.

His talent was quickly picked up in Nashville, and he was signed to his first song publishing company after only one showcase. The country music singer released his self-titled debut album on the major label last year, and he’ll be making an appearance at this year’s CMA Fest on the Bud Light stage on Friday, June 8th at 2:45 pm outside Bridgestone Arena.

Frankie has just been announced as part of the line-up for the Blake Shelton Cruise. Are you thinking of going? Check out our interview with Frankie below, and join us on the cruise! If you mention Keepin’ it Country on your new reservation, you qualify for a free gift from us on-board the ship! Get to know the latest addition to the Blake Shelton Cruise below, and get ready for a one-of-a-kind party on the seven seas this October. For more information on the Blake Shelton Cruise, or to book your reservation, visit blakesheltoncruise.com.

Find out what Frankie’s dream tour was that he got to be a part of, what his goal for the year is, how he relieves stress at home, and how he got signed so fast in Nashville:

 

Frankie Ballard Added To Blake Shelton Cruise

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The Blake Shelton Cruise made an exciting announcement this morning with the addition of Frankie Ballard and McKenna Faith to the already star-studded line-up. There will be more artists announced this week, and we’ll have them here for you on Keepin’ it Country!

We have an interview with Frankie which you’ll see here later tonight. Stay tuned for that!

Are you thinking of the Blake Shelton Cruise? We’ll be there! The Blake Shelton Cruise is already the largest live country music line-up ever to hit the seven seas. Each night will be filled with live entertainment, music, and live performances from Blake Shelton and his friends. Other artists already part of the line-up and who will be performing include Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, Neal McCoy, Lee Brice, and many more. If you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation, you qualify for a free gift from us on board! We’ll also be having a party for the whole ship to attend during the cruise so it’s guaranteed to be a good time. For more information on the cruise, or to book your cabin today, mention us in your booking at blakesheltoncruise.com.

Who do you want to see added to the amazing line-up?

Frankie Ballard Surprises Nashville Teacher

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Frankie Ballard made a surprise appearance at a Nashville-area elementary school last Wednesday, giving $1,000 worth of school supplies to to an unsuspecting teacher. The McGavock Elementary school teacher, Josh Wright, was also given an award during the surprise donation which included a printer, digital camera, desk chair and essential school supplies. The appearance was part of the Office Max “A Day Made Better” campaign.

The donation was made to celebrate Josh going above the call of being a teacher to help bring the best possible education to his students in his classroom. He was one of many teachers who spend $1,000 out-of-pocket annually on classroom supplies for their students. OfficeMax and Adopt-A-Classroom partnered up for the “A Day Made Better” campaign to help stop teacher-funded classrooms.

Frankie Ballard To Appear on “Southern Fried Flicks”

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Frankie Ballard’s set to appear on August 6th’s episode of CMT’S “Southern Fried Flicks.” He’ll appear alongside Hazel Smith on the episode airing at 8 pm EST. You can catch the re-run on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm EST on CMT. The “A Buncha Girls” singer released his self-titled album earlier in the year. The show features Hazel introducing one of her favorite movies, as well as Southern cooking recipes and tips from her kitchen with country stars.

His next tour date is a headlining concert August 11th in Kansas City, MO at the KC! Live Power & District. The show is a 21 and over event.

Lineup For Free Riverfront Concerts at CMA Fest Announced

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This year’s CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss this great lineup for the Chevrolet™ Riverfront stage! The lineup for the free daily concerts is packed with more than 50 artists, from Country music legends to the brightest up-and-coming stars.

CMA Award nominees Big & Rich will kick off the festival on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 AM central time. “Big & Rich will bring a great energy to the official start of the Festival, and I know our fans will not want to miss their performance,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Those scheduled to perform at the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage include Frankie Ballard, Big & Rich, Danielle Bradbery, Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Charlie Worsham, and Wynonna.