Frankie Ballard

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.
Frankie Ballard Shares Sweet Proposal Story
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."
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.
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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