Barry Ward’s songs come from his deep roots 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. In 2014, his song, “Harvest in the Fall,” was featured in documentary The Great American Wheat Harvest; his CD, Lonesome County Road, was the recipient of the 2015 and 2014 Rural Roots Music Commission Western CD of the Year Award; he won Male Vocalist of the Year with the Academy of Western Artists; and he was inducted into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame in Dodge City in the Entertainer/Artist category. Barry also is the 2013 Western Music Association Male Performer of the Year. His recording of the song, “Eli Crow,” won the 2012 Song of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists. He is the 2008 Male Vocalist of the Year in the Western Division of the Gospel Music Association.