Frankie Ballard Talks About His New Album, “El Rio”

Frankie Ballard Talks About His New Album, “El Rio”

NCD managing editor, Jim Casey chats with Frankie Ballard about exercise, growing up in Battle Creek, Mich., his new album, El Rio and more.

Show Participants

  • Frankie Ballard
  • Jim Casey, NCD Managing Editor

Show Notes & Links

Show Quotes

  • “Little early for a guitar player.” Frankie Ballard
  • “It’s hard for me to get my blood movin’ until the sun starts to sink low in the horizon.” Frankie Ballard 
  • “When it’s not winter time—which is most of the year—there are tons of lakes in Michigan and that’s what we do, up there.” Frankie Ballard

The Writers Room, Ep. 16, 13 minutes

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Garth Brooks – One of the 5 Honorees for Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Garth Brooks – One of the 5 Honorees for Kennedy Center Honors 2021

Congrats to Garth Brooks — he’s been named as one of the honorees for the 43rd Kennedy Center Honors. Along with Garth, the lifetime achievements of Debbie AllenJoan BaezMidori and Dick Van Dyke will be celebrated. When he learned of the honor, Garth shared, “I’m humble. I’m proud. I’m all the good things.”

The Kennedy Center Honors will air June 6 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

Photo Credit: Becky Fluke