If a few days of recent, pleasant Spring weather haven't already relegated this year's rotten Winter to rear-view mirror status, give Frankie Ballard's "Sunshine & Whiskey" a listen or two. It will put any remnants of the polar vortex out of its misery once and for all. Programmers have told us and it's true: "This is a perfect follow up to 'Helluva Life,'" Ballard's debut #1 single off his new album, also titled, "Sunshine & Whiskey." These two songs and this entire album for that matter, make you scratch your head and ask, "Now, why didn't this guy bust through in 2010 again?" Take Ballard's advice and "Crank it up to 100 degrees," then live vicariously through this description: "Body like an hourglass, sand on her feet/I can't help but stare 'cause I got the best seat." It's hooky, timely, catchy, clocks in under three minutes and includes a Tom Petty reference. What's not to love about all that? Impacting now.
By: RJ Curtis