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  • Posted on Oct 10th by Gardens admin  in ,

    The Guitar Slinger is Currently On Tour with Darius Rucker

    Nashville, TN - (October 10, 2011) - Rising country music star, Frankie Ballard, made a surprise visit to a Title 1 elementary school in Nashville to deliver an award and $1,000 worth of school supplies to an unsuspecting teacher in support of OfficeMax’s national “A Day Made Better” cause event last Wednesday, October 5. Frankie surprised Mr. Josh Wright at Mcgavock Elementary in Nashville with new school supplies from OfficeMax including a printer, digital camera, desk chair and essential materials.

    The surprise and donation served as a thank you to the winning teacher for going above and beyond the call of duty to deliver the best possible education for students. Because teachers spend $1,000 out-of-pocket annually on essential classroom supplies, OfficeMax and Adopt-A-Classroom founded “A Day Made Better” to lead the fight to end teacher-funded classrooms.

    Photo (from L to R): OfficeMax associate Steve Gray, winning teacher Josh Wright and Frankie Ballard

    Photo Credit: Getty Images

    Few debut artists can compare to Ballard’s impetuous breakthrough in the music scene as country’s guitar slinging heartthrob. In just one year, Ballard has already scored a Top Five video hit with his debut single “Tell Me You Get Lonely,” toured with rock star Uncle Kracker, starred in his own GAC web series, wrote a song on Billy Currington’s new CD, issued “A Buncha Girls” as his second radio single, staged his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, was named one of the select iTunes “New Artists To Watch” and appeared on FOX & Friends. And if that wasn’t enough, Ballard opened 13 shows for Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer, Bob Seger and just finished a run opening for superstar Taylor Swift on the North American leg of the “SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011.” He is currently opening on select dates for Darius Rucker on his tour. Hailing from Battle Creek, Michigan, Ballard brings a fresh new sound with his unique blend of edgy, country rock and sheer, fleet-fingered guitar skills.

    For additional information on Frankie Ballard and tour information, visit