West Michigan artist rising up the country charts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) A Battle Creek native is hitting it big on the country music scene. Frankie Ballard’s “Helluva Life” is number one on Billboard’s country airplay chart! The song explains a bit of his journey, but Ballard told Billboard that the bad times make the good times even better. Hear what he had to say about his skyrocketing career before a performance at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo.

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