Josh Ward

Country Music traditionalist Josh Ward has a unique, almost untouchable voice that grabs your attention. Just a few songs into a set and you will see just why Josh turns heads everywhere he performs. Josh Ward's influences stretch back to some of the founding fathers of country music like Hank and Lefty, and to the outlaws like Waylon and Willie. Josh Ward's live show leaves no one disappointed, and everyone asking for more!

A Houston native, Josh's earliest musical exposure was to old gospel hymns he sang in church. As a teenager riding in the high school Rodeo Circuit he discovered the likes of Willie, Waylon, Merle, Jones and Strait. Those musical legends inspired him to pick up a guitar and start singing in the parking lots of his rodeo events. Encouraged by his reception at the rodeos, he put his first band together and began paying his dues at the local honky-tonks in 2003. Through tenacity and hard work Josh has grown into one of the most respected and appreciated musicians in the state. His honest and emotive delivery of every song compels audiences to feel his lyrics with him as he takes them on his musical journey. Fellow songwriter Mike Ethan Messick once said of Josh, "Josh Ward sings like Mike Tyson hits. Hard."

Josh Ward released his 2nd album "Promises" in June 2012. The first single "Get Away" reached #18 on the Texas Regional Radio Chart – almost unheard of for a debut artist. Josh's second single "Rainout Hangout" quickly moved up the Texas and Regional Radio charts – reaching Top 5 status. The third single "Sent Me You", a ballad written by Scott Brown (Scooter Brown Band), gave Ward his very first Number 1 on both the Texas Regional Radio Report & The Texas Music Chart in April 2013. He followed with another #1 on his 4th single, "Promises" in Sept 2013. "Hard Whiskey" was released in November 2013 and reached #1 on the Texas Regional Radio Report and #3 on the Texas Music Chart. Following the success of "Promises", Josh Ward, released his third studio album "Holding Me Together" October 30, 2015. Produced by Grammy Award Winning producer, Greg Hunt, at Rosewood Studios in Tyler, TX. Ward's latest album features 10 new tracks from the 2013 Texas Regional Radio New Male Vocalist of the Year. Josh Ward has stayed true to his country roots with his most current project. Ward's 3rd album has already seen three number one singles with "Highway", "Whiskey & Whitley", and "Somewhere Between Right & Wrong" bringing his record to six consecutive number one hits. His current single, "Broken Heart" is rising faster than another other single he's previously released to radio, sitting in the Top 20 in the first 4 weeks of release to the Texas and Regional Radio markets. Josh Ward recently brought home the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards Song of the Year 2016 for "Whiskey & Whitley".

Josh Ward's live show and his music is composed of true Honky-Tonkin', Lovin' & Leavin' songs, which is sure to dominate airwaves and dance-halls for years to come.

Triston Marez

COUNTRY SINGER TRISTON MAREZ’S SOUND ISN’T JUST CENTERED AROUND THE CRYING STEEL OR PROMINENT FIDDLES THAT OFTEN GO HAND IN HAND WITH THE ROLLING PLAINS OR LEGENDARY DANCEHALLS THAT COME TO MIND WHEN THINKING ABOUT COUNTRY MUSIC -- THEY’RE PART OF A WAY OF LIFE FOR THE 22-YEAR-OLD. MAREZ’S DEBUT EP, THAT WAS ALL ME, SET TO RELEASE JAN. 25, SHOWCASES MAREZ’S RICH VOCALS TELLING TALES OF LONG NIGHTS, FORMER FLAMES AND NEW LOVE WITH A RELATABLE HONESTY.

ON THE EP, MAREZ’S INFLUENCES -- CHRIS LEDOUX, AARON WATSON AND CODY JOHNSON -- WEAVE THROUGHOUT A COLLECTION OF PURE COUNTRY MUSIC. IN THE EP’S TITLE TRACK, “THAT WAS ALL ME,” A RAUCOUS NIGHT CAN BE BLAMED ON THE JUKEBOX, NEONS BUZZING AND ONE TOO MANY WHISKEYS, BUT INSISTS ANY FEELINGS FELT WERE TRUE. “WHERE RIVERS ARE RED, COWBOYS ARE BLUE” HEARKENS BACK TO THE HEYDAY OF COWBOY SONGS WITH AN ODE TO A FORMER FLAME, WHILE “DIZZY” FEATURES THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN AND A FLEDGLING LOVE STORY FOUND ON THE DANCEHALL FLOOR. “RESERVATIONS FOR TWO” IS A ROMANTIC NIGHT SET IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS, AND “HERE’S TO THE WEEKEND” OFFERS AN APPRECIATION FOR A FEW COLD BEERS WITH GOOD FRIENDS WHILE SEARCHING FOR A REPRIEVE FROM THE DAILY GRIND.

A HOUSTON NATIVE, MAREZ’S SOUND ISN'T JUST CENTERED AROUND COUNTRY MUSIC, IT'S WEAVED THROUGH HIS ENTIRE 22 YEARS. AS A MEMBER OF A MUSICAL FAMILY FROM OKLAHOMA KNOWN FOR THEIR BLUEGRASS AND FIDDLE TALENTS, MAREZ STARTED PLAYING GUITAR AT AGE SIX AND HIS FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE WAS A BUCK OWENS SONG IN THE FIRST GRADE TALENT SHOW. MAREZ WORKED AS A RANCH HAND AND EVEN RODE BULLS AS A HOBBY FOR YEARS TO SUPPORT HIS MUSIC CAREER. HE ALSO WON THE HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO’S TALENT COMPETITION IN 2014.

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