One thing is for certain about Frankie Ballard’s choices for single releases off his album Sunshine & Whiskey — they have staying power. So much, in fact, that Frankie has been able to let each run its course for several months, even overlapping the release of subsequent singles because his music has the legs to run forever.
While the title track off Sunshine & Whiskey is at Number 1 on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown, the third single off the album is impacting radio. “Young & Crazy,” penned by a powerhouse of songwriters, Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, and Shane McAnally, is the next on Frankie’s list of soon-to-be successful songs.
A mid-tempo track, “Young & Crazy” celebrates that time in your life when you can be wild, free, and make mistakes, because it’s the mistakes that help you grow into a standup human being. Not to mention, it’s those late nights that turn into early mornings which leave you with stories to tell for a lifetime. The chorus showcases the song’s mentality:
I wanna sit out on the porch telling stories ’bout my glory days when I’m pushing eighty. How am I ever gonna get to be old and wise if I ain’t ever young and crazy?
The collaboration of Frankie Ballard’s pure country vocals and the trifecta of songwriters on this tune is a partnership that will pave a path to the top of the charts. This is an inevitability that radio stations are already recognizing, as “Young & Crazy” is one of the most added songs to radio in early 2015.
While Frankie is paying homage to those young and crazy times in life with his new release, his resounding musical success proves that he couldn’t be more poised and focused on his career. Rest assure, Frankie; at the rate you are going, you will have a “helluva life” and plenty of glory days to tell your grand-babies about on that porch.