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Frankie Ballard Plays Sold-Out Nashville Arena Twice In One Week

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 music’s 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.

Ballard’s current single “A Buncha Girls” is his fastest rising single to date and already landed inside the Top 40. The song is from his self-titled debut set for release May 24. Ballard is currently featured as one of Country Weekly’s hottest bachelors, on stands now. Coming up in May, he will be opening superstar Taylor Swift on select dates on the North American leg of the “SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011.”
Ballard broke through the country music charts with his hit debut single, “Tell Me You Get Lonely,” and his debut music video was Top 5 on GAC’s fan-voted Top 20 Country Countdown. Hailing from Battle Creek, Michigan, Ballard brings a fresh new sound with his unique blend of edgy, country rock and sheer, fleet-fingered guitar skills. In 2008, Ballard won Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” regional competition and opened for Chesney at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids and Ford Field in Detroit.
For more information on Frankie Ballard, please visit www.FrankieBallard.com.