born Frank Robert Ballard IV, is an American country singer-songwriter and musician from Battle Creek, MI currently based out of Nashville. He has released two albums, 2011’s self-titled debut under Reprise Records and 2014’s Sunshine & Whiskey under Warner Bros. Records. His second record peaked at number 5 on the US Country charts and number 35 on the US charts. It also produced his two most commercially successful singles, 2013’s “Helluva Life” and 2014’s “Sunshine & Whiskey” which peaked at numbers 8 and 9, respectively, on the US Hot Country charts. Frankie Ballard won the Michigan regionals in Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star competition in 2008 and subsequently supported Chesney at Michigan shows; he has also opened for Taylor Swift and Bob Seger.