Friday, March 20, 2009

Kalmazoo's own Frankie Ballard signed to Warner Brothers records

Kalamazoo, Michigan's own hometown hero Frankie Ballard has been signed to Warner Brothers records in Nashville today March 20th, 2009.
Frankie was a college baseball player at Western Michigan University and got a later start than most in music. Frankie grew up with country and rock influences and used to impersonate Elvis and Johnny Cash with his father. Frankie and the Frankie Ballard Band have been playing sometimes four nights a week here around town and have also opened up for Kenny Chesney, Shooter Jennings and David Allen Coe and many more. Over the last year or so Frankie has been making many trips to Nashville to write with some of music row's best songwriters like Doak Turner, Walt Aldridge and Jim Bo Hinson. Frankie is an acomplished guitar player and captivating entertainer who also has a strong background playing blues and southern rock in various local bands. We here in Kalamazoo look forward to watching the next steps he takes on his journey to fame as a country music star on the rise.

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