Greg Ward - Hallelujah Express
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Biography


About Greg Ward

Arkansas native, singer songwriter Greg Ward was born in Little Rock Arkansas. The family moved in with his grandparents, after his father was killed by a drunk driver.

Greg’s grandfather was always singing and making up riddles and songs. He was a big influence in Greg’s life and wanted him to learn how to play guitar. Greg can remember trying to write his first song as early as Second Grade. He taught himself to play guitar from books or anyone that would teach him something. It wasn't long before he was playing in a gospel band and would do benefits and raise money to help people. Greg then began playing in a country southern rock band and was also writing all the time. This led to Greg making frequent visits to Nashville playing open mics, or anywhere that he could play his songs.

Greg has performed with Tanya Tucker, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard., Marty Haggard, and many more. He is a welcomed artist at the major rooms in Nashville, festivals, as well as rooms throughout the states.

Awards

Nominated for 2019 ISSA Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year

Received 2018 Josie Awards for Traditional Country Song of the Year and Video of the Year

Received 2017 Josie Awards for Outlaw Country Song of the Year and Outlaw Artist of the Year


Hallelujah Express (2:30)

Songwriter: Fran MacLeran
Publisher: Pitch In Music (ASCAP)

Record Label: Ground Quake/Kilgore Country
P.O. Box 128171, Nashville, TN 37212
Website: GroundQuake.com
Email: Fran@GroundQuake.com
Telephone: (615) 772-3290, Fax: (615) 250-7977

Release Date : July 19, 2021
US-MGF-21-02103

UPC: 643950978854 (The Journey)

Musicians
Drums & Percussion: John C. Morgan
Bass: Charlie Chadwick
Piano & B3 Organ: Chris Walters
Guitar Pat Bergeson
Steel Guitar & Dobro: Perley Curtis
Fiddle & Mandolin: Jordan Larson
Background Vocal: Camille Rae
Background Vocal: Jake Fisher

Recorded at: Cathedral Studios, Nashville, TN
Visit Cathedral Studios website

Producer: Caesar Cirigliano and Fran MacLeran

Mastered by: Nate Grimm Mastering, Nashville, TN

About Hallelujah Express

Songwriter Fran MacLeran befriended Pat, an office cleaning lady. Pat suffered a stroke and returned to work sooner than she probably should have. Several months later, on a Friday night, Fran realized Pat was looking much better and said to Pat: “you look so much better”, to which Pat responded: “thank God, I do feel much better”.

That next morning Fran woke and had this strong urge to write. She looked through her “hook book” and Hallelujah Express really spoke to her, and Fran wrote Hallelujah Express. On Monday morning Fran met a mutual friend who said: “did you hear what happened to Pat?” That’s when Fran was told that Pat died about 30 after speaking with Fran.

A week later Fran went to the “Going Home” service for Pat, which was the first Going Home service she ever attended. The preacher was telling the story that Fran had told in Hallelujah Express. That’s when Fran realized whom her co-writer was, the best co-writer anyone can have.
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  • Members:
    Greg Ward
  • Sounds Like:
    Meryl Haggard, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin
  • Influences:
    Meryl Haggard, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson
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