Frankie Ballard

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Frankie Ballard
Frankie Ballard - Highline Ballroom.jpg
Ballard performing at Highline Ballroom, New York, NY, April 24, 2014.
Background information
Birth name Frank Robert Ballard IV[1]
Born (1982-12-16) December 16, 1982 (age 32)[2]
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2007–present
Labels Reprise Nashville, Warner Bros.
Associated acts Kenny Chesney

Frank Robert "Frankie" Ballard IV (born December 16, 1982) is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released one album each for Reprise Records and Warner Bros. Records, and has charted three singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Music career[edit]

Ballard performing at Great River Days, Muscatine, Iowa, July 27, 2013.

In the summer of 2008 he signed up for Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star competition.[3] After winning the competition for Michigan in 2008,[4] 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."[5] 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."[6] "Tell Me You Get Lonely" debuted at Number 59 on the Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending June 12, 2010[7] 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.[8] Also in 2011, he opened for Lady Antebellum.

In 2013, Ballard moved to Warner Bros. Records and released his third single, "Helluva Life". It is the lead single to his second album, Sunshine & Whiskey. It became his first number 1 single in early 2014. Later in the year, the album's title track also went to number 1. "Young & Crazy" is the album's third single.

Ballard co-wrote "I Came to Git Down" on Big & Rich's 2014 album Gravity.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[9]
US
[10]
US
Heat

[11]
Frankie Ballard 33 6
Sunshine & Whiskey 5 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Hot Country
[14]
US Country Airplay
[15]
US
[16]
CAN Country
[17]
CAN
[18]
2010 "Tell Me You Get Lonely" 33 Frankie Ballard
2011 "A Buncha Girls" 27
2013 "Helluva Life" 8 1 51 8 67 Sunshine & Whiskey
2014 "Sunshine & Whiskey" 5 1 57 4 75
2015 "Young & Crazy"A 30 20 116 40
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent single.[22]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2010 "Tell Me You Get Lonely"[23] Marcel Chagnon
2011 "A Buncha Girls"[24] Jim Wright
2013 "Helluva Life"[25] Mason Dixon
2014 "Sunshine & Whiskey"[26] Jack Guy
2015 "Young & Crazy"[27] Glen Rose

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 Biography". Great American Country. 
  4. ^ "Frankie Ballard kicks off tour with free show at The Intersection in Grand Rapids". Mlive.com. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Frankie Ballard biography". Warner Music Nashville. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Ward, Kyle (15 June 2010). "Frankie Ballard — "Tell Me You Get Lonely"". Roughstock. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Morris, Edward (5 June 2010). "Miranda Lambert's "House" Claims Highest Address on Country Songs Chart". CMT. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Frankie Ballard biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. 
  13. ^ Matt Bjorke (March 18, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report For March 18, 2015". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  14. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Frankie Ballard Album & Song Chart History - Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  19. ^ "American single certifications – Frankie Ballard – Helluva Life". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Frankie Ballard – Sunshine %26 Whiskey". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Frankie Ballard – Sunshine %26 Whiskey". Music Canada. 
  22. ^ "R&R :: Going For Adds :: Country". Radio & Records. Retrieved December 5, 2014. 
  23. ^ "CMT : Videos : Frankie Ballard : Tell Me You Get Lonely". Country Music Television. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  24. ^ "CMT : Videos : Frankie Ballard : A Buncha Girls". Country Music Television. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  25. ^ "CMT : Videos : Frankie Ballard : Helluva Life". Country Music Television. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : Frankie Ballard : Sunshine & Whiskey". Country Music Television. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  27. ^ "CMT : Videos : Frankie Ballard : Young & Crazy". Country Music Television. Retrieved 28 February 2015. 

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