Texas country singer Josh Ward debuts his new track, “A Cowboy Can,” exclusively with C&I.
With a rich baritone voice and a tireless songwriting work ethic, bronc rider turned Texas songster Josh Ward will be roping bigger and bigger audiences with his new song, “A Cowboy Can,” off the album More Than I Deserve, out May 4.
Fans of George Strait and Chris Stapleton will dig “A Cowboy Can.” The catchy tune carries Ward’s signature twang and traditional style, making for the consummate rustic country track — one that seems to have “hit” in its musical DNA.
“A Cowboy Can” paints a picture of a tenacious cowboy who lives for the open fields. The lyrics croon about days on the ranch and the hard-work ethic while hinting at the loneliness that can come with the territory.
"This song speaks to anyone who has a cowboy heart,” Ward says. “It can be a truck driver, an oilfield worker, a teacher, a parent — anyone who subscribes to the ‘all grit and no quit’ frame of mind. It’s about a way of life. The song talks about slinging that saddle on and if you get thrown off, you get right back on.”
The Houston native spent his early days working the rodeo circuits as a bronc rider, and the life experience gives the already heartwarming track an even more authentic touch.
“It is a very personal song to me because it speaks to the person I am, the way I came up in life. It paints the picture of someone who has drive and determination. Someone who says, ‘I’m going to go take on the world no matter the obstacles.’ When you write one of these kinds of songs, it just hits that nerve. I’m proud of all the songs I write, but this one is really me.”
Give Josh Ward’s “A Cowboy Can” a listen below.
For more information on Josh Ward and his upcoming tour dates, visit his website.