Murfreesboro, TN USA
Justin Michael Ward is a Nashville, TN based drummer who began playing at the age of six. Whether it was MTV on the television, the radio in the car, or his Dad’s record collection blasting through the home stereo, music was always around. The power of the drums is what drew him in. He spent his formative years playing to his favorite records, taking lessons, and playing in bands with friends from school
In high school, Justin found himself rehearsing at a local rehearsal space amongst older, more-established musicians. His playing caught the attention of Greg Messick, rhythm guitarist for Intruder (Metal Blade Records). That lead to Justin joining Greg’s new band, a thrash-metal band called War Within. War Within put out two records, a self-titled debut and “Love is Power”.
At the conclusion of his time playing with War Within, just began to make the rounds in the Nashville “side-man” scene. His first appearance in this world happened to be at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry with country music legend Lee Greenwood. He has also performed with members of Exodus, Queen, and Living Sacrifice.
When not on the road with Joey and Beyond Frontiers, Justin still serves as Lee Greenwood’s drummer. He also performs all around Nashville with many different bands of all styles. He also has a home recording studio where he records drums for clients.