The album is also available for pre-order beginning today and is set to release everywhere on June 10. Named one of Rolling Stone’s “35 Most Anticipated Country Albums of 2016,” El Rio was recorded at the famed Sonic Ranch, just south of El Paso in Tornillo, Texas. A six minute documentary piece entitled “Journey To Sonic Ranch: The Making Of El Rio” chronicles the record-making process in Texas where Ballard, his bandmates and his producer Marshall Altman immersed themselves in creating this album 24/7.
Fans who pre-order the album today will receive an instant grat track of “It All Started With A Beer” and “El Camino.” The first 250 pre-orders placed through his official online store will receive a limited edition autographed copy of the El Rio poster.
El Rio Track Listing
El Camino (Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton)
Cigarette (Kip Moore, Chris Stapleton, Jaren Johnston)
Waste Some Of Mine (Jimmy Yeary, Craig Wiseman)
Little Bit Of Both (Ben Hayslip, Chris Janson, Craig Wiseman)