Frankie Ballard

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Frankie Ballard
Birth nameFrank Robert Ballard IV[1]
Born(1982-12-16) December 16, 1982 (age 31)[2]
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2007–present
LabelsReprise Nashville, Warner Bros.
Associated actsKenny Chesney
 
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Frankie Ballard
Birth nameFrank Robert Ballard IV[1]
Born(1982-12-16) December 16, 1982 (age 31)[2]
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2007–present
LabelsReprise Nashville, Warner Bros.
Associated actsKenny Chesney

Frank Robert "Frankie" Ballard IV (born December 16, 1982 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American country music singer. He is signed to Reprise Records Nashville, for which he has released three singles and an album. Frankie also sounds like and performs music that closely resembles the style and sound of country great Gary Allen.

Biography[edit]

After winning Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star competition for Michigan in 2008,[3] Ballard also opened shows for Chesney at Michigan venues.

He signed to Reprise Records Nashville in 2010 and released his debut single "Tell Me You Get Lonely."[4] The song received a four-star review from Kyle Ward of Roughstock, who praised Ballard's voice and called the song "an above average debut effort."[5] "Tell Me You Get Lonely" debuted at Number 59 on the Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending June 12, 2010[6] and peaked at Number 33 in early 2011.

Ballard released his second single, "A Buncha Girls", in early 2011. This song has also made top 40. Both of his singles are included on his self-titled debut album, which was released in May 2011.[7]

In 2013, Ballard released his third single, "Helluva Life", via Warner Bros. Records. The song became his first Top 20 hit in December 2013.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

TitleDetailsPeak chart
positions
US Country
[8]
US
Heat

[9]
Frankie Ballard336
Sunshine & Whiskey[10]To be released

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart positionsAlbum
US Country
[11]
US Country Airplay
[12]
US
[13]
CAN Country
[14]
2010"Tell Me You Get Lonely"33Frankie Ballard
2011"A Buncha Girls"27
2013"Helluva Life"A17167343Sunshine & Whiskey
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

YearTitleDirector
2010"Tell Me You Get Lonely"[15]Marcel Chagnon
2011"A Buncha Girls"[16]Jim Wright
2013"Helluva Life"[17]Mason Dixon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Frankie Ballard Bio". Frankie Ballard.com. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Frankie Ballard Keeps Grandmother's Memory Alive". The Boot. December 16, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Frankie Ballard kicks off tour with free show at The Intersection in Grand Rapids". Mlive.com. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Frankie Ballard biography". Warner Music Nashville. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Ward, Kyle (15 June 2010). "Frankie Ballard — "Tell Me You Get Lonely"". Roughstock. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (5 June 2010). "Miranda Lambert's "House" Claims Highest Address on Country Songs Chart". CMT. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Frankie Ballard biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (December 9, 2013). "Ballard’s ‘Sunshine & Whiskey’ To Release in February". MusicRow. Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Frankie Ballard : Tell Me You Get Lonely". Country Music Television. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Frankie Ballard : A Buncha Girls". Country Music Television. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "CMT : Videos : Frankie Ballard : Helluva Life". Country Music Television. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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