Country singer-songwriter,Â Jake Ward, is celebrating his 4th consecutive #1 single on Texas radio with â€œNot Too Far to Reachâ€ as it topsÂ Texas Regional Radio Report. Â â€œNot Too Far to Reachâ€ was written byÂ Jake Ward, Mark Addison Chandler,Â andÂ Davis CorleyÂ and was produced byMason ShirleyÂ (Sound Machine Studio, Corpus Christi, TX). The song was inspired by his wife and is the first single off the four-track EP of the same title, which was released in October 2017 and is available onÂ iTunes, Amazon,Â andÂ Spotify.
Two years ago, the Texas Music Pickers called Jake Ward theÂ “#1 best-kept secret on the Texas and red dirt music scene.â€Â With four consecutive #1â€™s, over one million streams onÂ Spotify, and his knack for blending classic country music with contemporary rock, Ward is quickly earning a name as one of the hottest rising stars in Texas.
Ward is currently spending time in Nashville writing new music. He is also activelyÂ touring in Texas with his band.Â The 25-year-old Corpus Christi-native and his young band are known for their high-energy live shows and have shared the bill with some of the biggest names in Texas includingÂ Aaron Watson, Chris Young, Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Cody Johnson, Kevin Fowler, Stoney Larue, Roger Creager, Reckless Kelly, Whiskey Myers, Kyle Park,Â andÂ William Clark Green.
Wardâ€™s next single off the same EP is titled, â€œWhere the Wind Blowsâ€ and will be released in the spring of 2018.
Upcoming Shows:Â Feb. 22:Â Â Brewster Street Icehouse, Corpus Christi, TX Feb. 23: Â Â International Center for Trade, Â Eagle Pass, TX. Mar. 2:Â Â Â Hurricane Harryâ€™s, College Station, TX Mar. 6: Â Â Â Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, TX Mar. 24:Â Â Lolas Trailer Park in Fort Worth, TX
Not Too Far to Reach Track Listing: â€œWhere the Wind Blowsâ€Â (Jake Ward, David Banning, Bradley Banning) â€œFreight Trainâ€Â (Jake Ward, David Banning) â€œNot Too Far to Reachâ€Â (Jake Ward, Mark Addison Chandler, Davis Corley) â€œIâ€™m Leavingâ€Â (Jake Ward, Paul Teltschik)
About Jake Ward:Â Growing up, Ward was surrounded by diverse musical influences. He fondly recalls sitting in the back seat of the car listening to Elvis, the Beach Boys, the Eagles, Johnny Cash, George Strait, and other performers from many eras and musical traditions. His great-grandfather was a legendary local fiddle player in rural Oklahoma during the depression, and his maternal grandparents were missionaries who taught and recorded music. Ward performed for the first time at the age of seven at church, and by age ten had participated in several local musicals. Ward made his public debut as a country artist in 2014 where he played what would become the first single, “Hit the Road.” He and the band cut the song as a demo, and it made its way onto local radio stations, eventually reaching the Top 30 and becoming one of the Top 100 Texas radio songs of 2014. Increasingly successful singles followed, including multiple #1s.