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Frankie Ballard

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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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Country Stars Confess Secret Misdeeds to Mom for Mother’s Day

We all have that one thing we did in high school, elementary school — or maybe even last week — that we kept from mom. So do your favorite country stars, like Carrie Underwood, Frankie Ballard and Sam Hunt!

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Frankie Ballard Announces More Tour Dates in Europe

Following a successful stint in Europe earlier this year, Frankie Ballard has announced that he will be heading back overseas this fall for a 10-date tour.

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Frankie Ballard Reveals Brooding ‘El Rio’ Album Cover

Frankie Ballard shows off his brooding smirk in his new album cover for El Rio, his upcoming third record.

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Frankie Ballard Shares a Glimpse of the Studio in ‘It All Started With a Beer’ Video [Watch]

Frankie Ballard is sharing the studio life with fans in his new music video for "It All Started With a Beer."

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Frankie Ballard to Reveal New ‘El Rio’ Album This Spring

Frankie Ballard is gearing up to release his third album, El Rio. The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, and was produced by Marshall Altman.

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CMA Fest 2016 Adds Stadium Performers

The star power at CMA Music Festival's Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium cannot be denied.

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Dolly, Lauren, Frankie + More Make Fashion Confessions at the ACM Awards

Carrie Underwood described red carpets perfectly when she talked about the mayhem that happens before, and while, those glamorous-looking photos are taken. Country singers have their secrets, and we weren't afraid to ask.

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10 Albums We Can’t Wait for in 2016

There are ten country albums on the 2016 calendar and more than a dozen more planned, but not yet scheduled, plus those we just know are going to drop. Like Miranda Lambert? She has to release an album filled with emotional love and heartbreak songs this year, right?

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Gary Allan, More Artists Announced for 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival

Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Frankie Ballard and more top country artists have been added to the lineup at the 2016 Taste of Country Music Festival.

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The Showdown: Frankie Ballard vs. Luke Bryan

Congratulations are in order for Eric Church, who has entered the Showdown Hall of Fame with his latest single, "Mr. Misunderstood." We're starting a brand-new Showdown with a face-off between Frankie Ballard and Luke Bryan.

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