Grammy Award winning country artist David Ball has launched the “Hangin’ In, Hangin’ On” Challenge, based on his 1996 single of the same name.
As our country presses the pause button, Ball explains, “Our ship isn’t sinking. We’ll get through this. We have to be safe & stay close to our families. Cooking at home and sharing those meals with the ones we love isn’t a bad thing. And keep the music playing!”
Ball is asking all friends, fans and music lovers around the world to post pictures and videos to his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms, as they are hangin’ in and hangin’ on, and he will repost his favorites. Tag #hanginhanginon #ninetiescountry
“… With some faith and some trust
Build a future for us
And hangin’ on … “
Excerpt from “Hangin’ In, And Hangin’ On,” written by Terry McBride, Ray Herndon, Billy Thomas, Gary Nicholson. Warner Brothers Records 1996.
About David Ball:
David Ball 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. 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) 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 seven studio albums, including his platinum certified Thinkin’ Problem. The title track was the top selling country song of 1994. 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. He won the 2016 Operation Troop Aid Chris Kyle Patriot Award, for his extensive work with our active duty servicemen and women. In 2018, Ball released his 10th studio album, Come See Me. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Grammy-nominated album “Thinkin’ Problem” in 2019, Omnivore Recordings reissued a deluxe package with additional songs and photos from the Warner Brothers vault, in addition to new liner notes written by many country artists, who were impacted by that record.