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An All-American original with several hits under to his credit, Frankie Ballard blends old school blues and country melodies with pop hooks to create his own brand of country music. Since his eruption on the scene in 2008, Ballard has been storming charts and concert halls alike with his punchy, energetic songs. Each Frankie Ballard tour is marked by upbeat and energetic live shows.
Frankie Ballard's background
Hailing from Battle Creek, Mich., Frankie Ballard is a Midwestern native with a down-home Southern spirit. His Michigan roots give his music a unique flavor, as influences like Kid Rock merge with the classic kings of country like Willie Nelson and Hank Williams, Jr.
Though he began his college career deeply entrenched in the world of baseball, Ballard began pursuing his passion for music in 2008 when he entered Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star competition. Ballard won first place in Michigan, allowing him an opening spot on Chesney's Michigan tour dates. This catapulted Ballard into the spotlight, and in 2011 he released his self-titled debut.
Frankie Ballard's biggest hits
In 2010, Frankie Ballard's single "Tell Me You Get Lonely" was an instant hit with both audiences and critics alike, scaling the Hot Country Songs chart to No. 33. "A Buncha Girls" also cracked the Top 40.
In 2013, Ballard released his second album, Sunshine and Whiskey, and in 2014 the single "Helluva Life" took the No. 1 spot on the Hot Country Songs chart. Ballard has a strong track record of No. 1 singles, with "Sunshine and Whiskey" and "Young and Crazy" also climbing to first place in the same year.
Frankie Ballard's career milestones
Frankie Ballard's first big milestone was his appearance on Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star competition in 2008, cementing him in the national consciousness as an up-and-coming country sensation. His self-titled debut album of 2011 effectively launched his career, and that same year, Ballard's tour with Lady Antebellum marked him as a young country icon.
Ballard's three chart-topping singles from Sunshine and Whiskey in 2014 were an enormous boost for a singer and provided the impetus for another album. Frankie Ballard released his third album, El Rio, in 2016.