Road Dog Media Group at CRS with David Ball
There are certain moments in this line of work, and I use that term very lightly, that you can not believe you are standing with country music royalty until you go back through the editing and review process after interviews and reality starts to set in of "who" you were talking to and the impact their songs have in your life. David Ball definitely fits in that category.
Ball, who is a multi-platinum singer, songwriter and entertainer is a gem in the music industry as a whole, not just country. Ball's place in music has been carved with so many amazing moments for him and those who meet him and yet, he shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.
With a new album, Come See Me, a new single, "Pretty Baby," a 25th Anniversary of his well known hit, "Thinking Problem" around the corner and a very busy touring schedule, I am so honored be were able to spend a few minutes with him during Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.
Check out our interview and learn more about this amazing artist with all the links below. Get out to a show soon and stay tuned, I am sure he will continue bringing us new music and new memories to celebrate another anniversary.
David, thank you for spending some time with us during CRS. We look forward to seeing you at a show very soon!
More About David Ball:
Multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and performer David Ball has released his highly anticipated new record, "Come See Me Soon," on Public Records. It’s David’s first new music in eight years.
Recorded at his home in Franklin, TN, this may be David’s most personal record yet. He wrote and produced every song. He describes the music this way: “This is melodic, hooky country music, the kind I grew up on. It’s fun to listen to. This is under-produced, non-corporate country music.”
His previous studio release, Sparkle City (2010) was described this way by the Austin Chronicle “...he glides between swing, honky-tonk, blues, and even a touch of Tex-Mex with the ease of George Strait, the difference being Ball composes his own material.” “Hot Water Pipe” was a satellite radio hit from this record.
Fourteen of his singles have entered the Billboard charts, including “Thinkin’ Problem” and “Riding With Private Malone,” which made Ball one of the first artists to take an indie single to the Country Top 5. He has recorded a total of nine studio albums, including his platinum certified "Thinkin’ Problem." The title track was the top selling country song of 1994.
David grew up in Spartanburg, SC where he learned to play guitar but later honed his skills on the upright bass, which led to a gig playing bass in Uncle Walt’s Band, credited as the first Americana act. The legendary trio was headed by Walter Hyatt and also included Champ Hood. A solo career led Ball to Nashville where he signed a publishing deal and later, a recording contract. David’s music came full circle when Lyle Lovett reached back into Uncle Walt’s Band repertoire to include one of David’s early songs, “Don’t You Think I Feel It Too” on his 2009 disc, "Natural Forces." A first-ever compilation, titled Anthology: "Those Boys From Carolina, They Sure Enough Could Sing," was released by Omnivore Recordings, March 2018.
In 1997 Bob Dylan invited David to join artists like Jerry Garcia, Bono, and Willie Nelson to celebrate "The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute" (1997). Later that same year, Dylan became the first rock star ever to receive Kennedy Center Honors, considered the nation’s highest award for artistic excellence. David joined Bruce Springsteen that evening, as they sang in tribute. Exactly twenty years later, The Kennedy Center invited David back to perform at the JFK Centennial Celebration in May of 2017.
David won a Grammy Award for the song “Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)” from the album "Beautiful Dreamer - The Songs of Stephen Foster." (2005)
In 2011, David released his first ever collection of Christmas music, "The Greatest Christmas." In addition to a few holiday favorites, 6 compositions are brand new David Ball classics! As a special Christmas present to his fans, he’s also included previously unreleased versions of two of his biggest hits.
In 2013 David Ball became one of the first living members to be inducted into the Historic Spartanburg Music Trail in his hometown of Spartanburg SC, joining other notables such as Hank Garland, Don Reno, Buck Trent and the Marshall Tucker Band.
Look for David in multiple episodes of RFD-TV’s Country’s Family Reunion, available on DVD. He was featured in “God Bless America Again” (2014), “Tribute to Ray Price” (2015), “Honky Tonk Reunion” (2015). He debuted on Larry’s Country Diner, October 2015.
David continues to honor our military by participating in fundraisers for veterans’ charities around the country, and playing tribute shows for veterans and active duty service members. On Dec 16 2016, David was honored with the Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award. https://www.musicrow.com/2016/12/charity-notes-indo-nashville-charlie-worsham-operation-troop-aid
“With a rich and storied career spanning multiple decades, David Ball STILL remains a breath of fresh air. He is a joy to speak with on a personal level, the live show is fantastic and the fans are never disappointed. I wish they still made more of them like that guy.” – Matt Davis, GM, Main Street Crossing, Tomball TX
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