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Country: Western Spiritual: Country Gospel Moods: Type: Acoustic Folk: Free-folk Moods: Solo Male Artist

By Location
United States - Colorado

Barry Ward

Barry Ward’s songs come from his deep roots as a 4th generation farmer and rancher. He writes of the men and women whose lives are entwined with the seasons, the land, and the will of God. In 2014, his song, “Harvest in the Fall,” was featured in the closing credits of The Great American Wheat Harvest documentary; his CD, Lonesome County Road, was the recipient of the 2014 Rural Roots Music Commission Western CD of the Year Award; and he was inducted into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Dodge City in the Entertainer/Artist category. Barry is the 2013 Western Music Association Male Performer of the Year. His recording of the song, “Eli Crow,” (written by Paul Hendel), won the 2012 Song of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists. He is the 2008 Male Vocalist of the Year in the Western Division of the Gospel Music Association.

You may be surprised to learn that this award-winning western performer never picked up a guitar before he started taking lessons at the age of thirty-five. In Barry’s hands, the guitar takes on the resonance of a five-piece band, enhancing the songs and bringing out the meaning of the words. Performance is always about the listener connecting to the song as far as Barry is concerned. The very reason he travels the country to share his music.

Barry and his wife, Victoria, now live on a ranch near Elbert, Colorado. Victoria manages Barry’s music career and their recording company, Flying W Productions.

Awards:

2014 Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee, Cowboy Artist/Entertainer
2014 Western CD of the Year, Rural Roots Music Commission
2013 Male Performer of the Year, Western Music Association
2012 Western Music Song of the Year, Association of Western Artists
2008 Male Vocalist of the Year, Western Music Division of the Country Gospel Music Association

Academy of Western Artists:
NOMINATED in the Top 5 Finalist:
Western Music Male Vocalist of the Year (2012, 2013)
Song of the Year (2009, 2011) ~ Won in 2012

Western Music Association:
NOMINATED in the Top 5 Finalist:
Entertainer of the Year (2013)
Male Vocalist of the Year (2009 – 2014) ~ Won in 2013
Western Album of the Year (2010, 2012, 2014)
Song of the Year (2010-2012)
Songwriter of the Year (2012-2013)

Special Honors:
“Harvest in the Fall” song featured in the documentary film ‘The Great American Wheat Harvest’
Guest Co-host RFD-TV Cowboy Church with Susie McEntire
First Western music entertainer to perform in Cameroon, Africa 2010
Performed at the Cultural Olympiad 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah
‘The Great American Cowboy Concert’ at Carnegie Hall in New York City 2003)

Contact Info:
Flying W Productions
2782 County Road 98, Elbert, CO 80106
E-mail: Barry@BarryWardMusic.com
Website: http://BarryWardMusic.com
Phone: 303-648-3547 (home) 303-243-1978 (cell)