Frank Robert “Frankie” Ballard IV (born December 16, 1982) is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released one album each for Reprise Records and Warner Bros. Records, and has charted three singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. He played college baseball at Mott Community College. He then continued to pursue college baseball by playing in the NCAA with Western Michigan University.
In the summer of 2008 he signed up for Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star competition. After winning the competition for Michigan in 2008, Ballard also opened shows for Chesney at Michigan venues.
He signed to Reprise Records Nashville in 2010 and released his debut single “Tell Me You Get Lonely.”The song received a four-star review from Kyle Ward of Roughstock, who praised Ballard’s voice and called the song “an above average debut effort. “Tell Me You Get Lonely” debuted at Number 59 on the Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending June 12, 2010 and peaked at Number 33 in early 2011.