Country Music Chat is excited to welcome Frankie Ballard for a #CMchat Twitterview on Monday December 9 at 6pPT/9pET.
I am really excited about getting to know Frankie better.
You can download Frankie’s new single “Helluva Life” on iTunes and join us for some chitter on twitter next Monday!
Frankie Ballard’s transition from Michigan-based singer/guitar slinger to major-label recording artist was, by most standards, an enviable one. His debut album, Frankie Ballard, produced two Top 30 singles, “Tell Me You Get Lonely” and “A Buncha Girls.” He gained national media exposure, appeared on the Grand Ole Opry and played packed arenas opening for Kenny Chesney and on major tours with Taylor Swift and longtime idol Bob Seger.
But for Ballard, a music junkie with a restless spirit, there was still too big a gap between that first taste of success and the dreams he’d nurtured working 230 nights a year in crowded clubs back home. Call it a working man’s sense of mission, call it a gut check, but Ballard took time out to step back and to reassess where he’d come from and where he was going.
“I was disappointed those two records weren’t bigger hits,” he says, “and I looked at everything that had gone into them.”