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Shun Ward

Shun Ward
Location:
HOUSTON, TX, USA
Postal code:
77077
Genre:
R&B, Hip Hop, Pop
Label name:
GruvSoul Records
Members:
1
Website:
www.shunward.com

Bio

Christopher DeShun Ward was born on February 16, 1988 in Tyler, Texas. He is the only child to his mother, Pamela Ward. Shortly after his birth, Shuns mother relocated to Houston, TX.
At 3 years old, his mother and great grandmother discovered that he loved to sing. He had an incredible voice and a talent for remembering church songs. At 5 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 became known and respected around the community for his strong voice and singing ability. At 7 years old, 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.
During his preteen years he started performing at talent shows around the North Side of Houston, TX. Shun went on to win a youth choir competition at Forest Brook High School where he competed against contestants older than he was. Shun started to experiment with writing and recording his own material during his teenage years. Unfortunately, as he honed his writing skills he would also become influenced by the streets. His grades declined terribly and he started smoking weed and selling drugs. At 17 years old, he and his mother moved to Nachadoces after his great grandmother passed away.
Shun joined several musical groups where he wrote and performed several songs. At 21 he went to jail for a year. After his released, he vowed to change his life and get back into the things that he loved most; singing, writing, and recording.
In 2011 he asked his uncles for help in making his dreams come true. Together they formed GruvSoul and Shun Ward, the artist, was born.