Frank Robert "Frankie" Ballard IV (born December 16, 1982 in Battle Creek, Michigan) is an American country music singer. He is signed to Reprise Records Nashville, for which he has released three singles and an album. Frankie also sounds like and performs music that closely resembles the style and sound of country great Gary Allan.
After winning Kenny Chesney's Next Big Star 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.
Ballard released his second single, "A Buncha Girls", in early 2011. This song has also made top 40. Both of his singles are included on his self-titled debut album, which was released in May 2011.
In 2013, Ballard released his third single, "Helluva Life", via Warner Bros. Records. The song became his first Top 20 hit in December 2013.