NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE NOW
by Ric Ward
The new CD featuring the new wedding classic
Ric Ward is an award winning journalist, writer, author, musician, songwriter and artist.
His new CD, “I Do,” is a wondrous musical journey through life and love. From the soulful title track, destined to be a standard at wedding celebrations everywhere, to the jazzy “Ride” and “Katie Knows” to the trop-rock-tinged “Moon Over Montego Bay,” “Anywhere the Map Turns Blue” and “Are We There Yet?” Ric Ward tells the stories of real people, real love and real life. From the country roots of “I Wonder” and “Crank it Up,” to the spiritual message of “Take My Hand,” to the touching stories of “Running” and “I’ll Be Here” and the heartfelt longing of “Staring At The Ceiling” (which plays a pivotal role in Ric’s debut novel “Five Days in May”), there is something for everyone.
Ric has written two books:
"Five Days in May" is a love story -- perhaps best described as a rich blend of Nicholas Sparks and Nora Ephron. Readers will cry, laugh and pull for the characters -- and they will smile. It captures the excitement of unexpected teenage love, the agony when it's ripped apart, the longing of wondering "what if?” and the joy of discovering that true love really is everlasting. (Release date TBA. Get a sneak peek of the first chapter here.)
"Tour Bus Confessions: A Road Musician's Inside Story of Life, Love and Betrayal" is a memoir of Ric's time on the road and in the music business, written as a creative nonfiction novel. In it, Ric tells stories of what it's really like behind the scenes in the music business and the entertainment world. (Release date TBA. Get a sneak peek of the first chapter here.) The stories are true. Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent -- and the guilty.
Born in Glasgow, Kentucky, Ric played drums with a number of well known recording artists, toured extensively and appeared on a number of network television shows. He played on a multi-million selling record at the young age of 19 and is an alumnus of Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music. Ric is also a noted songwriter and owner of RicSongs music publishing.
Ric has worked with CNN for more than 20 years, most of that time as Executive Producer and Network Supervising Producer, working with esteemed journalists such as Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Christiane Amanpour, Judy Woodruff and many more. During his tenure, he was awarded multiple Emmy, DuPont and Peabody Awards.
Ric also worked with well known TV personality Sam Champion while producing "23.5 Degrees with Sam Champion" on The Weather Channel.
As if that wasn't enough, Ric is also a noted artist with a number of his works gracing walls across North America.