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Today's spotlight falls on an artist who is slowly becoming an overnight success, 15 years in the making. A singer/songwriter paid his dues writing songs for other artists and who's time may just be now.

Ward Davis was born and raised in Southeast Arkansas, moved to Nashville in 2000, and has since written songs for artists including Willie Nelson, Sammy Kershaw and Trace Adkins. Writing has always been a passion for Ward, but in early 2015, he teamed up with producer Jim “Moose” Brown to record his first full-length solo album. The album, 15 Years In A 10 Year Town, which will be released on Friday, features the lead single "Last Monday In May", which was featured as our catch on Memorial Day.

Besides a burgeoning solo career Davis, along with friends Rick Huckaby and Matt Nolen, make up the alternative country band The Beagles, releasing two albums as a band, Meet The Beagles and Muchos Dos Grande. The group was featured in the 2012 A&E reality series “Crazy Hearts Nashville” and performed backing vocals for Trace Adkins’ 2014 single “So What If I Do“.

Davis is currently preparing for the release of 15 Years In A 10 Year Town. The second single from the album is our feature today. Ward Davis, with his good friends Willie Nelson and Jamey Johnson and "Old Wore Out Cowboys" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven’t heard, but you’ll want to hear it again.