Frankie Ballard returns to Country Jam 2017 after two years. We talked cover songs, tours, tigers and gators - oh my.

Keyes and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Frankie Ballard at Country Jam. He is on tour in support of his album "El Rio." Frankie Ballard is known as "The Tiger Man" after finding an antique jacket with a tiger embroidered on it.

Frankie brings his gators to every show that he does. No ones messed with your stuff when you've got gators around. Frankie told us who the most bizarre and difficult partner would be during CMT Crossroads. He spoke highly of his fellow musicians on stage too.