Singer/songwriter preps for Saturday’s Christmas charity show, new single ‘It all Started with a Beer’ impacts radio
Frankie Ballard will be celebrating more than just the season this Saturday at his sixth annual Country Christmas Concert in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He learned Monday that his single “Sunshine & Whiskey” has received platinum certification from the RIAA.
The title track to Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville recording artist’s 2014 album, “Sunshine & Whiskey,” has now sold 1 million track equivalent units and counting as 2015 closes. He’ll share the excitement with fans at the sold-out State Theatre near his hometown of Battle Creek with proceeds benefiting the new Notes for Notes chapter based at the S.A.Y. Detroit PLAY Center. Notes for Notes is a CMA-backed nonprofit providing free access to instruments, instruction and studio environments to children so music can become a profoundly positive experience in their lives. Ballard recently helped opened the Detroit Notes for Notes studio as the guest of honor and chose Notes for Notes as the beneficiary for his Annual Holiday concert.
“Sunshine & Whiskey” was one of three No. 1 singles from Sunshine & Whiskey with gold-certified “Helluva Life” and “Young & Crazy,” which landed among the Top 3 Billboard Country Airplay songs of 2015. Ballard recently previewed his newest music for fans, releasing the first track, the sentimental “It All Started With a Beer,” from his as-yet-untitled 2016 album to country radio where it’s already easing into the Top 40 in just three weeks of release. The song is available at iTunes and Spotify.
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