Ben Ward Music
making music. diving deeper. living life. loving olivia & harper.

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Football Movies

So, I like football movies… I only played for a couple years, but I think back on that time with a lot of fondness.  Maybe because the practices was so incredibly grueling.  I know that seems weird…you are sure that you are going to die right there on the field from pure exhaustion…I remember being so thirsty that I would suck on my sweat soaked jersey.  But you don’t die, you get a water break and nasty garden-hose-pvc-pipe water tastes […]

What New Music Do You Love??

So, I want to listen to some new tunes that are amazing and I need you to clue me in!  What songs / albums / artists do you absolutely love right now?  What do I HAVE to hear? Leave your suggestions in the comments below and provide a link if you can :). Thanks!!!

Very Nice Verses

I was writing a song with a friend recently and we started talking about beautiful Bible verses.  Today, as my recommendation post, I thought I’d give you a few of my favorites.  These are meaningful for life as well as beautiful language — kind of how I’d like my songs to be 🙂 — that’s a tall order to live up to! Romans 11:29 …for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but […]

Favorite Duet?

So it’s Friday and I need to write a review / recommendation today….I know you’re counting on me! 😉 The one tune that hit me on the way to work today was a Sugarland song: “These are the Days.” I had heard it before, but I had to listen to it twice because it was so good (that’s my measure of good). I love Kristian singing…it was a true duet. Country music has such a rich history of duets: George […]

Crossroads

One of my favorite shows on TV is CMT Crossroads. It pairs a country artist with an artist from another genre (usually pop/rock). They sing each others’ songs and chat it up about their various musical experiences. There are a few duds, but I love a lot of them. One of my favorite games to play is “Who would be your Crossroads artist?” I love thinking about doing the show and what artist I would get to meet and collaborate […]

Live, Live, Live

A couple months ago I posted a status on Twitter/Facebook stating that I loved live albums and asking people for their favorites.  I got a great response.  Lots of classics.  So I decided to follow that up with a list of my favorites in no particular order… James Taylor – Live – Great musicianship and, of course, songs.  No overdubs! Coldplay – LeftRightLeftRightLeft – The enthusiasm of the crowd is amazing. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Live […]