J.R. Ward is an independent country singer/songwriter originally from Chattanooga, TN who currently resides in Palm Coast, FL. Drawing influences from artists such as Waylon Jennings, Gary Allan, and Jamey Johnson, J.R. writes and sings songs that show elements of another time with a fresh new sound all of his own. J.R. tours mainly through North and Central FL as well as hroughout 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. has both headlined venues and played support for national touring acts such as The Steel Woods, Ward Davis, Ray Scott, Wade Bowen, Dillon Carmichael, Josh Ward, Alex Williams and Sam Riggs throughout north and central FL. J.R. has released an EP and 4 singles independently, most recently a song written with Kendell Marvel called "If This Place Shuts Down." A Song inspired by all of the music venues and bars that were forced to close their doors forever.