Frankie Ballard and Ty Stone to Tour With Uncle Kracker
Frankie Ballard and Ty Stone hit the road with Uncle Kracker next month for his inaugural country music club tour. The 18-date It's Good To Be Me Tour 2010 kicks off November 3 in Athens, Ga., and concludes December 12 in Wabash, Ind. The tour takes its name from Uncle Kracker's 'It's Good to Be Me,' featuring Kid Rock, which debuted on the charts this week.
"They should call it the 'Detroit-Country-Rocks-In-Your-Face-Tour,' because we're all from Michigan," Frankie tells The Boot.
The Battle Creek, Mich. native made waves in 2008, when he won Kenny Chesney's "Next Big Star" regional competition. As a result, Frankie opened for the four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids and Ford Field in Detroit.
"I've met Uncle Kracker a couple of times -- he's cool -- but I've never gotten to hang out with him," Frankie continues. "Ty Stone was discovered by Kid Rock, so he and Uncle Kracker both have that connection."
Whether or not there are any tentative plans for Kid Rock to make a guest appearance on the tour, Frankie already has a duet for the two picked out. "Definitely a ballad," laughs Frankie. "Maybe a little Patsy Cline. I'm kidding, I'd probably choose a really great rock cover."
Frankie is taking his full band on the tour and intends to keep the show new and fresh each night. "I don't think I'll have a fixed set list," he explains. "I'll just do different songs every night."
Frankie's first single, 'Tell Me You Get Lonely,' is currently on the charts and he's hard at work on his debut album with Jason Aldean's producer Michael Knox.
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