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Frankie Ballard’s authentic country voice and exceptional guitar skills have made him one of the most promising up-and-coming artists in country music. The Michigan native first came to prominence by winning Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star competition in 2008, and signed with Reprise Records in 2010. He released his self-titled debut album in 2011, and promoted two singles from it, but it wasn’t until 2014’s ‘Sunshine & Whiskey’ that he really broke through at country radio. He scored hits with the title song, “Helluva Life” and “Young & Crazy,” and recently released “It All Started With a Beer,” the lead single from his upcoming third studio album, ‘El Rio.’

  • Full Name: Frank Robert Ballard IV
  • Birth Date: Dec. 16, 1982
  • Top Songs: "Sunshine & Whiskey," "Helluva Life," "Young & Crazy"
  • Did You Know? Ballard played college baseball for Western Michigan University.
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Frankie Ballard on Newlywed Life: ‘Every Day Feels Like a Honeymoon’

Frankie Ballard fans were a bit surprised to see he got married recently since he didn’t post publicly about the engagement. The artist says he’s all-in, and the new marriage is blissful.

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Frankie Ballard Shares Sweet Way He Proposed to His Wife

Frankie Ballard took country music fans by surprise with his marriage to Christina Murphy in early 2017. Now the "You'll Accomp'ny Me" singer is opening up to Taste of Country about his sweet proposal and how he knew she was "the one."

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Stealing, Streaking and Speeding: It’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ ACMs Edition [Watch]

Josh Turner, Justin Moore and Frankie Ballard brought their wives along to play Never Have I Ever on the red carpet of the ACM Awards, and they weren't alone. It was a revealing conversation to say the least, perhaps too revealing.

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Frankie Ballard on His Spiritual, Muddy Wedding Day: ‘It Was Perfect’

Frankie Ballard recently tied the knot with Christina Murphy, and their wedding day was nothing short of magical, the singer tells Taste of Country.

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Frankie Ballard Gets Married!

Frankie Ballard is a married man. The country singer and guitarist posted to social media on Sunday (March 12) to announce that he had married Christina Murphy.

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2017 Headwaters Country Jam Announces Full Lineup

The Headwaters Country Jam will celebrate 10 years in 2017 with a stacked lineup. The music and camping festival, which is set in the picturesque countryside of Western Montana at the Bridge near Three Forks, Mont., returns this summer from June 15-17.

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Frankie Ballard, ‘You’ll Accomp’ny Me’ [Listen]

Frankie Ballard's Bob Seger cover turns the volume up on a great classic rock track. "You'll Accomp'ny Me" is flush with electric guitar solos that are only matched in intensity by the singer's vocals.

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Headliners Announced for Headwaters Country Jam 2017

Chris Young, Randy Houser and Frankie Ballard have been announced as the headliners for the 2017 Headwaters Country Jam, set to take place in Montana in June.

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Frankie Ballard Says ‘Cigarette’ Shows Who He Really Is

Frankie Ballard is not a cookie-cutter country artist. Fans know that now more than ever thanks to his new single “Cigarette,” which the artist says is more representative of his true musical style and the rest of his record, El Rio, than his first release “It All Started with a Beer."

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Frankie Ballard, ‘Cigarette’ [Listen]

Frankie Ballard's "Cigarette" represents who the singer truly is and where he's headed. The song is raw, guitar-driven and daring. Fans can argue if it's his best ever or not, but it's definitely his most honest single of the seven he's released to country radio.

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