[Exclusive Chat] Frankie Ballard Made a Run for the Border to Record New Album

Frankie Ballard made a run for the border to record his upcoming album, El Rio. The singer took his producer and went South of El Paso to create his latest project, which includes the debut single “It All Started With a Beer.” “I’ve recorded a lot in Nashville and I get distracted,” Frankie told One … Read more

Frankie Ballard’s New Video for “Cigarette” Features Strippers and One Cigarette

After speeding out of town in “El Camino,” Frankie Ballard is ready to settle down with a cigarette and some killer guitar riffs. The video for “Cigarette” is labeled as “Volume II” and is the second track on Ballard’s upcoming El Rio album. It’s heavy on the rock and feels like a Kip Moore single, … Read more

Frankie Ballard Announces 24-Hour Stream Of New Album ‘El Rio’

In a first-of-its-kind partnership with Apple Music, country music artist Frankie Ballard will be streaming his new album El Rio for a full 24-hours on Apple Music Connect starting April 22. The album can be heard in its entirety. The album is also available for pre-order and is set to release everywhere on June 10. … Read more

Frankie Ballard’s New Album ‘El Rio’ Coming in June

New music is on the way from Frankie Ballard. For his third album, El Rio, the Michigan native chose to leave the comfort of Music City and record the album at the famed Sonic Ranch, outside of El Paso. “I’m very proud of the work [producer] Marshall [Altman] and I did on El Rio,” Frankie … Read more

14 Most Memorable Male ACM Fashions

Who says fashion is just for the ladies? The men of country music — and those who just visit one night a year — know how to draw attention with their threads as well. From Nudie suits to bow ties, country men take vastly different approaches to their awards attire. As we anxiously await the … Read more

12 Albums We Can’t Wait To Hear In 2016

2015 was great for country music. Albums from Kip Moore, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton proved that there is plenty of room for a diverse collection of influences. Sometimes there’s pop; sometimes there’s soul; and still, other times there’s hard-hitting southern rock. But beneath all the production, there is a strong adherence to … Read more

6 Country Music Duets We Need to Hear

There’s a lot that goes into recording a duet. Sometimes artists hear a song and immediately think, “Man, this would sound great if so-and-so sang it with me.” Sometimes two people want to record a song together and then find time searching for the right one. But sometimes reality gets in the way. If artists … Read more

4 Times Frankie Ballard Tried To Melt His Guitar Strings

Frankie Ballard is making a name for himself not only as a country singer, but also as a guitar slinger. The Michigan native isn’t the first crooner with a love for the electric guitar. Frankie follows the revered footsteps of Vince Gill, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. His solos and guitar licks can be on … Read more

Country Music Stars (Can’t) Sing “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” Theme Song

Well, that’s not totally true. Some country music stars can rap/sing the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song, but most can’t. Those that can: Carrie Underwood (surprisingly) and Hunter Hayes. Actually, Hunter Hayes can beat box the entire thing. Those that are close: Frankie Ballard and Parmalee. And then there were others…we won’t call them … Read more

Frankie Ballard Shares His Man Crush on the CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

The suave Frankie Ballard had a hard time keeping his cool when we asked him to tell us what his favorite part about the CMT awards is. His reply: “The Terminator’s Here!” But our favorite part are the lines he plans on saying to Arnold Schwarzenegger when he meets him, “Can I have my picture with you please? … Read more

2015 CMT Music Awards Nominees

Lady Antebellum took to “Today” to announce the full slate of CMT Music Award nominees recently. Fans can vote at CMT.com in every category. Full list nominations for the 2015 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year Final nominees announced during live telecast with final voting held online at CMT.com during the show. Carrie Underwood, … Read more

Frankie Ballard Gets Reese Witherspoon’s Approval on Film Soundtrack

Frankie Ballard is getting his first cinematic moment in the new film “Hot Pursuit.” The film starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara opens Friday and features an extended musical moment for Ballard’s bluesy anthem “Drinky Drink” from his 2014 critically-praised album SUNSHINE & WHISKEY. The film placement is the latest milestone for the rising singer-guitarist who’s … Read more