Frankie Ballard and Wife Expecting First Child
Surprise – Frankie Ballard is going to be a dad! The singer/songwriter and his wife of two years, Chrissy, are…
Frankie Ballard and wife, Chrissy; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Surprise – Frankie Ballard is going to be a dad!
The singer/songwriter and his wife of two years, Chrissy, are expecting their first child, People confirms.
“It’s been fun keeping this secret, but too hard to contain our excitement now,” Ballard shared with the publication. “Chrissy and I started praying on when the time would be right to start a family, and we both felt God nudging us last spring.”
Ballard is thrilled to be a dad and admits to experiencing the “most unique feeling” when he first learned Chrissy was pregnant. “I can only describe it as a combination of emotion and words. Shock-tacular, grateful, awe,” he said.
Baby Ballard is due in February and the couple plans to keep his/her gender under wraps until then.
“One of the hardest decisions was, ‘Should we find out the sex?’ ” they confessed. “But when else can you be truly surprised in this life anymore? The mystery is still intact. February is right around the corner, and we are so eager to meet this precious little gift.”
The soon-to-be-parents plan to enjoy a date night at the upcoming CMA Awards. “We’re thrilled to bring a baby on the CMAs red carpet with no stroller, extra bags or a fancy diaper. I think we best enjoy it while we can,” Chrissy shared.
Frankie and Chrissy first met in 2013 when she was cast in his “Helluva Life” music video. They began dating soon after and eventually wed in the spring of 2017.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.