Pictured (L-R): Warner Music Nashville President & CEO John Esposito & Frankie Ballard at Bob Seger show
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Music Nashville
Warner Bros. Records guitar slinging newcomer Frankie Ballard has certainly become country musics one to watch for in 2011 as he warmed up the sold-out crowd for two Nashville events at the Bridgestone Arena this past week. Ballard opened for Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger on Thursday, April 21 and got the crowd on their feet with his upbeat new single A Buncha Girls, the foot stomping Get On Down the Road and his cover of Creedence Clearwater Revivals Fortunate Son. On Sunday April 24, Ballard returned to Bridgestone Arena to help kick off the Nashville Predators sixth winning playoff game versus the Anaheim Ducks as part of the first-round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoff series. The country heartthrob performed the National Anthem on electric guitar a la Hendrix style during the opening ceremony.