Frankie Ballard’s ‘Sunshine & Whiskey’ Goes Gold
The single's success follows the Michigan native's first No. 1 song 'Helluva Life,' which hit the charts this summer.
"This is what I've always dreamed of," Ballard tells Nashville's Tennessean. "In the back of my mind, if I'm honest, when we were celebrating 'Helluva Life' being No. 1, it was an amazing moment, but you can't help but wonder, 'What if this is the last time that I get to experience something like this?' This at least takes that feeling away."
Ballard says that 'Sunshine & Whiskey,' which serves as the title song of his current album, is particularly special because he worked hard with producer Marshall Altman to create a branded sound for himself on the song.
"I felt like it put a stamp down for me," he says. "I just want to make the best music I can make, and I hope that country music fans love it as much as I do. Every guitar player, musician, singer, songwriter that makes music doesn't get to experience that because not everybody's music has mass appeal. That's a blessing to me, that the music I love and the music I make matters to people."