Barry Ward 2015 WinnerBarry Ward wins Rural Roots Music Commission Award for the second consecutive year!

The Rural Roots Music Commission awarded “Distant Furrows” Western CD of the Year.

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Distant Furrows

Distant FurrowsBarry Ward’s latest CD, Distant Furrows, is dedicated to America’s farmers and ranchers and has just been awarded 2015 Western CD of the Year by the Rural Roots Music Commission. The album features 17 original songs about farming and family intertwined with faith in God. Plus a bonus track of Barry’s frequently requested rendition of “How Great Thou Art.”

These are hand-picked favorites from Barry’s first four albums, which are now discontinued. Barry wrote the songs and first recorded them while operating his fourth-generation family farm in Kansas. Barry recorded thirteen of the original songs with a fresh, acoustic sound; then added the bonus track; but then kept three of the earlier recordings just as they were.

This CD also includes the song “Harvest in the Fall,” which is featured in the documentary, The Great American Wheat Harvest. The song is the true story of Barry’s last wheat harvest with his father, Leonard, and his Uncle Tommy Ward.

Listen to song clips on the Mercantile page and order your copy now! As always Free Gift Wrapping on all CD orders.

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Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame
SELECTS Barry Ward 2014

Barry WardBarry Ward was inducted into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame at the Boot Hill Museum in Dodge City, Kansas on October 11, 2014 in the category of Entertainer/Artist.The Cowboy Entertainer/Artist is an individual or group, male or female that promotes the cowboy lifestyle through their art or craft. These may include singer/songwriter, artist/craftsman, painter/sculpture, saddle/boot maker, performer, producer, TV/movie personality or other related activities.


Highlights of Barry Ward’s Career


2015 Western CD of the Year by the Rural Roots Music Commission
2014 Western Music Male Vocalist, Academy of Western Artists
2014 Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee, Cowboy Artist/Entertainer
2014 Western CD of the Year, Rural Roots Music Commission
2013 Male Performer of the Year, Western Music Association
2012 Western Music Song of the Year, Academy of Western Artists
2008 Male Vocalist of the Year, Western Music Division of the Country Gospel Music Association

Academy of Western Artists:
NOMINATED in the Top 5 Finalist:
Western Music Male Vocalist of the Year (2012 – 2014)
Song of the Year (2009, 2011)
Western Music Association:
NOMINATED in the Top 5 Finalist:
Entertainer of the Year (2013), Male Vocalist of the Year (2009 – 2015,) Western Album of the Year (2010, 2012, 2014), Song of the Year (2010-2012), and Songwriter of the Year (2012- 2013)

Special Honors:
“Harvest in the Fall” song featured in the documentary film ‘The Great American Wheat Harvest’
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)