Warner Bros. Records guitar slinging newcomer Frankie Ballard is giving country fans a buncha reasons why he is the One to Watch For in 2011. Few debut artists can compare to Ballards impetuous breakthrough in the country scene as the heartthrob, in just one year, has already scored a Top Five video hit with his debut single Tell Me You Get Lonely, toured with rock star Uncle Kracker, starred in his own GAC web series, wrote a song on Billy Currington’s new CD, issued A Buncha Girls as his second radio single and staged his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. And if that wasnt enough, Ballard is gearing up for the release of his self-titled debut album, available everywhere beginning May 24, 2011.
Produced by Michael Knox (Jason Aldean), this singer-songwriter brings a bluesy, rocking edge to the country scene that resonates through all eight songs featured on his debut. His talents as a vocalist, songwriter, instrumentalist and showman have already made him one of the genres most memorable new personalities.
Country music fans across the country will have the chance to get to know his magnetic personality as he opens select dates for Rock N Roll Hall of Famer Bob Seger and superstar Taylor Swift on her upcoming 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 GACs 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 Chesneys 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 and additional tour dates, www.FrankieBallard.com.
TRACK LISTING for Frankie Ballard:
1. A Buncha Girls
2. Single Again
3. Place To Lay Your Head
4. Tell Me You Get Lonely
5. Get On Down The Road
6. Sober Me Up
7. Rescue Me
8. Grandpa’s Farm