Growing up, Jake 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, the Backstreet Boys, and other performers from many eras and musical traditions. Exposure to diverse musical styles influenced his songwriting.
Jake released his debut album, "Love Don't Live Here," in 2015. "Take my Hand," a single off the record, was the first #1 song on Texas regional radio in March 2016, and quickly became a fan favorite. Increasingly successful singles followed, including "Lonely Street" (#1 September 2016), "Restless" (#1 September 2017), "Not Too Far to Reach (#1 February 2018), and "Put You Down Tomorrow" (#1 July 2019), the first single off the 2nd full length album, "Back on Solid Ground" released July 2019.
Jake Ward headlines shows throughout Texas and plays with many of the biggest names in country music.