Barry Ward Song Featured in New Documentary
I met producer Conrad Weaver at the U.S. Custom Harvesters Convention in early March where I sang “Harvest in the Fall” at the Cowboy Church service. He told me he wanted to use the song for the closing credits song for his film, The Great American Wheat Harvest.
The song and movie take me to a good place with so many memories. Harvest time was the highlight of the year for our farm family. It was a time of hard work, meals in the field, and satisfaction in seeing the harvest of our labors.
The song tells the story of a two-day time period during my father’s and my Uncle Tommy’s last harvest. Little did I know, it would be one my last harvests before I sold the farm and turned to music full-time.
Barry Ward is an AWA Final Five Finalist nominee for 2013 Male Performer of the Year.
Highlights of Barry Ward’s Career
2013 Western Music Association Male Performer of the Year
2012 Association of Western Artists Will Rogers Award for Western Music Song of the Year “Eli Crow” (written by the late Paul Hendel)
Academy of Western Artists:
Top 5 Finalist: Western Music Male Vocalist of the Year (2012, 2013) and
Song of the Year (2009, 2011)
Western Music Association:
Top 5 Finalist: Entertainer of the Year (2013), Male Vocalist of the Year (2009 – 2013,) Western Album of the Year (2010, 2012), Song of the Year (2010-2012), and Songwriter of the Year (2012-2013)
Guest Co-host RFD-TV Cowboy Church with Susie McEntire
First Western music entertainer to perform in Cameroon, Africa 2010
Performed at the Cultural Olympiad 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah
The Great American Cowboy Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City 2003)
When asked about his favorite song on the Lonesome County Road album, Ron Lee (a happy fan) said, “Really hard to choose. On a scale of 1 to10 they all fall in the 9-10 range. I would say “Beyond the Western Sky” edges to the top. The album itself rates a solid 10.”