Frankie Ballard’s Texas-Recorded “El Rio” Due June 10

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Frankie Ballard traveled to the Sonic Ranch south of El Paso, Texas, to record his new album, El Rio, due out June 10.  

“I’m very proud of the work [producer] Marshall [Altman] and I did on El Rio. We busted our a** to be better,” he says candidly. “It’s been a spiritual journey. This album has already changed my life, and nobody’s heard it yet.”

The record’s lead single, “It All Started with a Beer,” has already cracked the top 25.

“On the surface, it’s a love story about two folks meeting in a bar and having a beer,” Frankie esays.  “From there, the relationship blossomed into something long lasting and now they’re looking back, going, ‘Man look at this great relationship we got, and it started so simply, with just a beer.’ So many people can relate to the idea. But also, one of the deeper meanings of that song is sometimes the biggest s*** that happens to you in life doesn’t start in a big way. That makes me hopeful for the future.”

You can check out the video for the “Sunshine & Whiskey” singer’s latest hit on YouTube now.

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