Wednesday, September 29, 2010
– Frankie Ballard will go on tour with fellow Michigan natives Uncle Kracker and Ty Stone in November. The guitar player and singer is climbing the charts with his debut single, Tell Me You Get Lonely,
34 on this week's Country Aircheck Mediabase chart and 36 on the Billboard Country chart.
Ballard will join Uncle Kracker on his first-ever country music club tour entitled - "It's Good To Be Me Tour 2010." The tour is set to kick-off on Nov. 3 in Athens, Ga. and continue into mid-December, wrapping up the tour in Wabash, Ind.
"We are all from Michigan - Uncle Kracker, Ty Stone and I - this is going to be the 'Detroit-Country-Rocks-In-Your-Face-Tour,'" said Ballard. "I'm excited for Uncle Kracker fans to hear my music and hope they dig it!"
Hailing from Battle Creek, Mich. Ballard combines country and rock. In 2008, Ballard won Kenny Chesney's "Next Big Star" regional competition and opened for Chesney at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids and Ford Field in Detroit. Ballard is currently working on his forthcoming debut album for Reprise Records with producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean).
Tour dates are:
Nov. 3 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
Nov. 4 Augusta, GA Country Club Saloon
Nov. 5 Tallahassee, FL The Moon
Nov. 6 Duluth, GA Wild Bill's
Nov. 11 Davie, FL Round-Up
Nov. 12 Tampa, FL Dallas Bull
Nov. 15 Baton Rouge, LA Texas Club
Nov. 17 San Antonio, TX Blue Bonnet Palace
Nov. 18 Winnie, TX Nutty Jerry's
Nov. 19 Ft. Worth, TX Billy Bob's
Nov. 20 Houston, TX Mo's
Nov. 21 Corpus Christi, TX Brewster St.
Dec. 1 Mesa, AZ Toby Keith's
Dec. 3 Denver, CO Grizzly Rose
Dec. 4 Cheyenne, WY Outlaw Saloon
Dec. 9 Minneapolis, MN Toby Keith's
Dec. 10 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
Dec. 12 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center