David Ball is the self-titled debut album from American country music artist David Ball. He recorded the album in 1989 for RCA Nashville. Three singles from it charted between 1988 and 1989: "Steppin' Out", "You Go, You're Gone" and "Gift of Love", which respectively reached numbers 46, 55, and 64 on the Billboard country charts. Despite these three singles, however, the album was not released by RCA until late 1994, by which point Ball had been signed to Warner Bros. Records for the release of his breakthrough album Thinkin' Problem.
The track "I Was Born with a Broken Heart" was previously a number 75 single in 1989 for Josh Logan from his album Somebody Paints the Wall, and would later be a number 38 single for Aaron Tippin from his 1992 album Read Between the Lines. In addition, Ball re-recorded "Texas Echo" for his 2001 album Amigo.