Jacky Ward

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Jacky Ward
Born (1942-11-18) November 18, 1942 (age 78)
OriginGroveton, Texas, United States
Years active1972–1982
Associated actsReba McEntire

Jacky Ward (born November 18, 1942, Groveton, Texas, United States)[1] is an American country music artist. He is popularly known worldwide for his 1977 hit single "Fools Fall in Love".

Between 1972 and 1982, he released four albums with Mercury Records, and charted more than 15 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles (now Hot Country Songs charts. His highest-peaking single, "A Lover's Question", reached number three on the charts in 1978. In Ward's career, he recorded three duets with Reba McEntire, including McEntire's first top-40 country hit, "Three Sheets in the Wind". After leaving Mercury in the early 1980s, Ward briefly signed with Asylum Records, releasing a cover of Ricky Nelson's "Travelin' Man" that year. Although he released four singles for the label, Ward never issued an album on Asylum, and left the country music business in the late 1980s.

In the 1980s, he also hosted a show on The Nashville Network called Dancin' USA.

Jacky Ward left the country music industry in 1985. He has been a minister and teacher of the gospel for over 20 years. He is presently the interim pastor of West Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth, Mississippi.



Year Album US Country Label
1972 Big Blue Diamond Target
1977 A Lover's Question 41 Mercury
1978 Rainbow 46
1979 The Best of Jacky Ward
1980 More!
1982 Night After Night 45 Asylum
1983 Greatest Hits Premier


Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1972 "Big Blue Diamond" 39 Big Blue Diamond
1973 "Dream Weaver" 88 Single only
1975 "Stealin'" 50 A Lover's Question
"Dance Her by Me (One More Time)" 38 45
1976 "She'll Throw Stones at You" 92
"I Never Said It Would Be Easy" 24 26
1977 "Texas Angel" 31
"Why Not Tonight" 69
"Fools Fall in Love" 9 16
1978 "A Lover's Question"A 3 6
"Three Sheets in the Wind"/
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" (with Reba McEntire)
20 single only
"I Want to Be in Love" 24 Rainbow
"Rhythm of the Rain" 11 9
1979 "Wisdom of a Fool" 8
"That Makes Two of Us" (with Reba McEntire) 26 The Best of Jacky Ward
"You're My Kind of Woman" 14
1980 "I'd Do Anything for You" 32
"Save Your Heart for Me" 8 More!
"That's the Way a Cowboy Rocks and Rolls" 7
1981 "Somethin' on the Radio" 13
1982 "Travelin' Man" 32 Night After Night
"Take the Mem'ry When You Go" 57
1983 "The Night's Almost Over" 85 Singles only
1988 "Can't Get to You from Here" 83


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits. p. 371. Retrieved July 25, 2008.