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BARRY WARD- TRADITIONAL COWBOY AND COWBOY CHRISTIAN http://www.barrywardmusic.com/
Barry Ward, “The Bear”, inspirations for his songs come from his experiences growing up in the heart of rural America. 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.
He performed at the 2002 Cultural Olympiad Winter Olympics in Utah and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Barry won Male Vocalist of the Year in the Western Division of the Country Gospel Music Association and has co-hosted RFD-TV Cowboy Church with Susie McEntire. In June of 2010, he was the FIRST WESTERN MUSIC ENTERTAINER to perform eight concerts in Cameroon, Africa.
In 2011, he was a finalist in THREE CATEGORIES by the Western Music Association
1. BEST ORIGINAL SONG of the YEAR (RIDIN’ ALONG THE CIMARRON)
2. OUTSTANDING MALE VOCALIST of the YEAR
3. OUTSTANDING SONG WRITER of the YEAR
Barry Ward’s songs are about the very heartbeat of America where a handshake is still a deal.
The inspirations for Barry’s songs come from his experience growing up in the heart of rural America. His singing and songwriting are a tribute to Western traditions and lifestyles that he shares from his heart.
He has accomplished many highlights in his career, from performing at the Cultural Olympiad in Utah in conjunction with the 2002 Olympics to:
• Performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the Great American Cowboy in Concert
• Winning Male Vocalist of the Year of the Western Division of the Country Gospel Music Association
• Twice a finalist for Song of the Year 2009 & 2011 Academy of Western Artists
• Twice a finalist for Male Vocalist of the Year 2009 & 2011 Academy of Western Artists
• Twice a finalist for Outstanding Male Vocalist of the Year 2010 & 2011 Western Music Association
• Finalist for Best Traditional Western Album by an Individual 2010 Western Music Association
• Twice a finalist for Best Original Song 2010 & 2011 Western Music Association
• Twice a finalist for Outstanding Song Writer 2010 & 2011 Western Music Association
• A co-host for the RFD – TV Cowboy Church with Susie McEntire
• The FIRST WESTERN MUSIC ENTERTAINER to perform in Cameroon, Africa 2010