Texas honky-tonk purist Josh Ward plays Tampa’s Dallas Bull

His latest album debuted high on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.

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Texas is a gigantic place, and that’s why it’s notable that honky-tonk purist Josh Ward has made a big name for himself there. The larger national country music audience is starting to take notice, too, after Ward’s latest album, More Than I Deserve, debuted at no. 15 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. The former bronc rider brings his rich baritone vocal to a Tampa country music stronghold this weekend.

Josh Ward. Fri. Aug. 16, 10 p.m. $10-$15. Dallas Bull, Tampa. dallasbull.com.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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