A Houston native, Josh Ward's earliest musical exposure was to old gospel hymns he sang in church. As a teenager riding in the high school rodeo circuit, he discovered the likes of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, George Jones and George Strait. Those musical legends inspired him to pick up a guitar and start singing in the parking lots of his rodeo events. Encouraged by his reception at the rodeos, he put his first band together and began paying his dues at the local honky-tonks in 2003. Through tenacity and hard work, Ward has grown into one of the most respected and appreciated musicians in the state. With honest and emotive delivery, he compels audiences to feel his lyrics with him as he takes them on his musical journey.
Ward released his 3rd album Promises in June 2012. The first single "Get Away" reached #18 on the Texas Regional Radio Chart—almost unheard of for a debut artist. Ward’s second single "Rainout Hangout" quickly moved up the Texas and Regional Radio charts, reaching Top 5 status. The third single "Sent Me You," a ballad written by Scott Brown (Scooter Brown Band), gave Ward his very first Number 1 on both the Texas Regional Radio Report and the Texas Music Chart in April 2013. He followed with another #1 on his 4th single, "Promises," in September 2013. Ward's most recent single "Hard Whiskey" was released in November 2013 and reached #1 on the Texas Regional Radio Report and #3 on the Texas Music Chart.
Starting at 7:15PM
Greg Guymon and Fred Spears