J.R. Ward is an independent country music singer/songwriter originally from Chattanooga, TN who currently resides in Palm Coast, FL. Drawing influences from artists such as Blackberry Smoke, Waylon Jennings, Gary Allan, and Travis Tritt, J.R. writes and sings songs that show elements of another time with a fresh new sound all of his own. J.R. plays shows all throughout the Southeast and continues to win over crowds with his soulful authentic approach to his performances and songwriting.
One of the biggest influences early on in J.R.'s career was playing for people in assisted living and nursing homes. "You really find out what's important when you play music for people who are at the end of their life. It reminds me to do what I love, and that's creating memories with music."
J.R. continues to book shows to promote his debut EP "My Own Way." The EP is named after and for one of his greatest inspirations, Waylon Jennings, who once said, "There's always one more way to do things, and that's your way..."
"There's not a day that goes by that I am not writing about my experiences as well as other people in my life that have inspired me to share a story in a song. I can't wait to share my music with the world."- J.R. Ward