Sunshine and whiskey-two of my favorite things. They also just happen to be the title of Frankie Ballards’s new single. “Sunshine and Whiskey,” from the album of the same name, is the follow up to Ballard’s first ever #1 on country radio, “Helluva Life.”
“Sunshine and Whiskey” was written by Luke Laird and Jaren Johnston of The Cadillac Three (whose influence on the track is heard straight from the get go). The single is an ode to a kiss; comparing its effects to the biggest star in the sky and that intoxicating beverage. The track combines rock, soul, and country into a funky, breezy, slice of summer fun while Frankie’s gravely voice delivers the lyrics with the perfect mix of humor (DWK might just become the hot new acronym), swagger and sexiness.
“You hit me like fire, shot me like a bullet
Burned me up and down, no way to cool it
But every time you kiss me it's like sunshine and whiskey
It's like a bottle of Jack straight to the head
One shot, two shot, copper tone red
Every time you kiss me it's like sunshine and whiskey”
An early contender for song of the summer, “Sunshine and Whiskey” goes down as smooth as a double of your favorite brand on ice.
The single is available at retailers everywhere.