Jake Ward’s “Not Too Far to Reach” Soars to #1 on Texas Regional Radio Report
21 Feb 2018
Posted by PRDesk
Fourth Back-to-Back #1 Song
(Nashville, Tenn. – February 21, 2018) – Country singer-songwriter, Jake Ward, is celebrating his 4th consecutive #1 single on Texas radio with “Not Too Far to Reach” as it tops Texas Regional Radio Report. “Not Too Far to Reach” was written by Jake Ward, Mark Addison Chandler, and Davis Corley and was produced by Mason Shirley (Sound Machine Studio, Corpus Christi, TX). The song was inspired by his wife and is the first single off the four-track EP of the same title, which was released in October 2017 and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
Two years ago, the Texas Music Pickers called Jake Ward the “#1 best-kept secret on the Texas and red dirt music scene.” With four consecutive #1’s, over one million streams on Spotify, and his knack for blending classic country music with contemporary rock, Ward is quickly earning a name as one of the hottest rising stars in Texas.
Ward is currently spending time in Nashville writing new music. He is also actively touring in Texas with his band. The 25-year-old Corpus Christi-native and his young band are known for their high-energy live shows and have shared the bill with some of the biggest names in Texas including Aaron Watson, Chris Young, Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Cody Johnson, Kevin Fowler, Stoney Larue, Roger Creager, Reckless Kelly, Whiskey Myers, Kyle Park, and William Clark Green.
Ward’s next single off the same EP is titled, “Where the Wind Blows” and will be released in the spring of 2018.
Upcoming Shows: Feb. 22: Brewster Street Icehouse, Corpus Christi, TX Feb. 23: International Center for Trade, Eagle Pass, TX. Mar. 2: Hurricane Harry’s, College Station, TX Mar. 6: Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, TX Mar. 24: Lolas Trailer Park in Fort Worth, TX
Not Too Far to Reach Track Listing: “Where the Wind Blows” (Jake Ward, David Banning, Bradley Banning) “Freight Train” (Jake Ward, David Banning) “Not Too Far to Reach” (Jake Ward, Mark Addison Chandler, Davis Corley) “I’m Leaving” (Jake Ward, Paul Teltschik)
About Jake Ward: Growing up, Ward was surrounded by diverse musical influences. He fondly recalls sitting in the back seat of the car listening to Elvis, the Beach Boys, the Eagles, Johnny Cash, George Strait, and other performers from many eras and musical traditions. His great-grandfather was a legendary local fiddle player in rural Oklahoma during the depression, and his maternal grandparents were missionaries who taught and recorded music. Ward performed for the first time at the age of seven at church, and by age ten had participated in several local musicals. Ward made his public debut as a country artist in 2014 where he played what would become the first single, “Hit the Road.” He and the band cut the song as a demo, and it made its way onto local radio stations, eventually reaching the Top 30 and becoming one of the Top 100 Texas radio songs of 2014. Increasingly successful singles followed, including multiple #1s.
Music Video for “Not Too Far to Reach” – directed by Natalie Rhea Riggs:
“He may be young, but Jake Ward has been writing music beyond his years. In the increasingly diverse world of country music (Texas country included), Ward is easy to pin down as a true Texas country protégé, an apple from the tree that sprouted the likes of Cory Morrow and Pat Green. Singles from his recent release have made their way steadily up the Texas Regional Radio Report, and he shows no signs of slowing down… ”