Ward Davis Is Headlining The Historic Ryman Auditorium, Along With Charles Wesley Godwin And Josh Meloy

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You will never catch me jumping to buy tickets to a concert faster than I will be for this one.

Ward Davis announced this weekend a headlining show at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on August 20. And as if that’s not enough, he’s bringing along one of the hottest new independent country artists in the game, Charles Wesley Godwin, and the incredibly talented newcomer Josh Meloy.

“Sheriff” Ward has been teasing the show on his social media for awhile now:

And needless to say he’s pretty honored to be playing the Mother Church of Country Music:

The Ryman’s such a special place in country music, a building that holds so much history and a stage where so many legends have stood.

And honestly, if there’s anybody who deserves a headlining show at the Ryman right now, it’s Ward Davis. He’s a brilliant songwriter with such a deep respect for country music, who writes and records songs that carry on the rich tradition of artists who have played the Ryman before him.

Then there’s Charles Wesley Godwin, who is maybe one of the best storytellers in country music right now. (Actually, there’s no “maybe” about it). With just two albums under his belt, he’s managed to gain a rabid fanbase through a killer live show and songs that paint such vivid pictures of the world through his lens in the hills of Appalachia.

Throw in relative newcomer Josh Meloy, who’s quickly making a name for himself after rising up out of the red dirt country scene of his native Oklahoma, and you’ve got yourself one can’t-miss show at the most historic venue in country music.

Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. Central time. And I have a feeling they’re going to go fast. I know I’ll be online the minute they go on sale.

But you’ve gotta wonder…now that he’s a headlining Ryman star, will Ward still have time to serve in his role as Sheriff of Hays, Kansas?

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A beer bottle on a dock