R&B artist Shun Ward hasn’t had the easiest life, but with the help of his uncle he is making his dreams come true and is focusing on singing, writing, and recording.
Christopher DeShun Ward was born on February 16, 1988 in Tyler, Texas. He is the only child to his mother is Pamela Ward. Shortly after his birth, Shun’s mother relocated to Houston, TX.
At the age of three his mother and great grandmother discovered that he loved to sing. He had an incredible voice and a talent for remembering church songs.
When he was five years old he was invited to sing and travel with the New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church Choir. They performed at many churches around Houston. As they traveled, Shun Ward became known and respected around the community for his strong voice and singing ability. A couple of years later his great grandmother (who was one of the church organizers) asked if he would like to become the lead singer of The New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church choir. Of course, Shun was excited to take on the responsibility.
At around the age of nine is when Shun Ward started performing at talent shows around the north side of Houston. He would go on to win a youth choir competition at Forest Brook High School where he competed against 14-15 year olds. At the very young age of 14 Shun would compete at several different talent shows and started to experiment with writing and recording his own material. Unfortunately, as he honed his writing skills he would also become influenced by the streets.
Shun was arrested when he was 21 years old and spent a year behind bars, and when he was released from prison he vowed to change his life, and get back to the thing he loves the most in his life; his music. The singer states “ I am an R&B artist with the swagg of a hustler and a style like no other. If you like Drake then your going to love me” I think the young singer has a really good voice, and I am excited to see what he will bring to the world in the New Year. I think once he get’s signed he will really go places!
You can listen to more of his music at http://www.reverbnation.com/shunward, and he also has a Facebook page that you can hit up as well. http://www.facebook.com/pages/SHUN-WARD/180687985285775