Music artist from East Texas, Josh Ward, is one of several entertainers at the LBL Bash (Live Bands and Live Stock) in Robstown on Saturday, January 20.
The LBL is a non-profit that helps raise funds to support the hard working students of the Nueces County Live Stock Auction.
“I'm a firm believer in these kids, for scholarship and supporting them to get a great education,” Ward said. “It's a great opportunity to raise money for the kids.”
Since the last time Josh played in the area last summer, he has scored yet another number 1 hit single with "Change My Mind," making it his 8th consecutive. Very rare to score that many number 1 hit singles in a row. It is also ranked eight on the "Best Songs of 2017."
His brand new single "You Don't Have To Be Lonely" has just been released and is already on the Top 10 on the Texas Regional Radio Chart.
Josh said he is an average guy who loves music and has been playing professionally for 16 years.
“I'm just a normal every day guy,” he said. “I like spending time with my family.”
He said he enjoys cooking and is proud of his King Ranch chicken spaghetti, but can whip up some great dishes including deer roast.
All five singles off his latest album "Holding Me Together" (produced by GRAMMY Award Winner Greg Hunt) hit #1, and three off his latest album "Promises" did as well. That is almost unheard of from a newer Texas artist and it has distinguished Josh as a new generation heavy weight champion of old school country music.
He said artists such as George Jones and Merle Haggard have been great inspiration to his music.
“The music will have to speak to you,” he said.
Josh is in the studio this week, recording his brand new album that will be released in early 2018. To date, he has over one million views on YouTube and more than 500,000 streams on Spotify.
His new album release is expected to be out in early spring.
“This next record is going to be the biggest we've ever done,” he said. “A lot of great songs.”