Frankie Ballard (album)

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Frankie Ballard
Studio album by Frankie Ballard
Released May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
Genre Country
Length 27:26
Label Reprise
Producer Michael Knox
Frankie Ballard chronology
Frankie Ballard
(2011)
Sunshine & Whiskey
(2014)
Singles from Frankie Ballard
  1. "Tell Me You Get Lonely"
    Released: May 24, 2010
  2. "A Buncha Girls"
    Released: February 28, 2011

Frankie Ballard is the self-titled debut of American country music singer Frankie Ballard. It was released on May 24, 2011 (see 2011 in country music) via Reprise Records Nashville.

Content[edit]

The album includes the singles "Tell Me You Get Lonely" and "A Buncha Girls", both of which charted within the top 40 of Hot Country Songs. "Grandpa's Farm" was later recorded by David Nail on his 2011 album The Sound of a Million Dreams.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Roughstock 4/5 stars[2]

The album was rated three stars out of five on Allmusic, with reviewer Thom Jurek saying that it "doesn't have any inherently weak tracks, but it doesn't possess any extraordinarily strong ones, either." He thought that "A Buncha Girls" was the strongest song on the album, and that many of the songs showed a John Mellencamp influence.[1] Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave it 4 out of 5 stars, saying that "all eight songs are finely written and finely sung, showcasing his raw, gritty voice. The production is radio-friendly but still crisp, energetic and rocking, adding a high energy level to even the slower songs."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Buncha Girls"   Frankie Ballard, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip 3:34
2. "Single Again"   Akins, Craig Wiseman 3:20
3. "Place to Lay Your Head"   Akins, Davidson, Hayslip 3:05
4. "Tell Me You Get Lonely"   Davidson, Marty Dodson 3:08
5. "Get On Down the Road"   David Lee Murphy, Rivers Rutherford, Chuck Wicks 3:15
6. "Sober Me Up"   Davidson, Ashley Gorley 3:35
7. "Rescue Me"   Tim Nichols, Jonathan Singleton 3:43
8. "Grandpa's Farm"   Brent Cobb, Adam Hood, Jason Saenz 3:46
Total length:
27:26

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 33
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions
US Country
2010 "Tell Me You Get Lonely" 33
2011 "A Buncha Girls" 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Frankie Ballard review". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Peacock, Bobby (24 May 2011). "Frankie Ballard review". Roughstock. Retrieved 14 July 2013.