FFDP: Blue on Black Garners Massive Global Impact In 5 Days; Video Reaches 9 Million Views, Song Hits Over 500K On-Demand Streams

ICYMI: the most important Country Rock collaboration in years, “Blue On Black” by Five Finger Death Punch featuring Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brantley Gilbert and  Brian May debuted last Friday, April 12 and is now the #2 on the iTunes All Genres Top Songs chart, #1 most-added song at Rock radioand the video for the song has already garnered 9 million views across the board. The song is also holding top chart positions around the world including #2 and #3 on the German and U.K. rock charts.
Watch the video for “Blue On Black” here:
Mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed), the artists merged country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song which was originally recorded and co-written by Shepherd.“Blue On Black” is out worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America). Listen to the song HERE.
Allen Kovac, CEO of Eleven Seven Label Group, Tenth Street Entertainment and Five Finger Death Punch’s manager for close to a decade adds: “From Johnny Cash’s, ‘I Walk The Line’ and The Rolling Stones’, ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ to The Eagles and Willie Nelson, country and rock have shared audience, and created some of the biggest and most successful records of all time. It’s time to bring it all back again for First Responders. Let’s tear down the walls!”
“We are proud of our nearly 12-year legacy with Five Finger Death Punch,” adds John Bowen, General Manager of Prospect Park, the band’s North American label. “We are excited to release a single that will open new eyes and ears to what we believe is an incredible song, interpreted with phenomenal skill by all of the artists involved. We are also proud of the conscientious nature of this release, in support of theGary Sinise Foundation. Rock is dead? We don’t think so.”
Proceeds from the collaboration version of “Blue On Black” will be donated to the GARY SINISE FOUNDATION which honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Watch Gary Sinise speak about “Blue On Black” HERE.