I had moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota in late 1977 and began working for a great country music station KKAA. I had pretty much just settled in when a new artist hit the country music scene. And he hit it with a big bang!

1978 was a good year for Jacky Ward.  A very good year.

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Jacky had three Top 20 hit country singles in that year alone, including 'Rhythm of The Rain'.

His biggest hit single that year was the Top 5 smash, 'A Lover's Question'.

Jacky came out of Groveton, Texas, and beginning in 1977, he had a string of Top 10 country hits.  Plus, Jacky recorded a number of duets with an artist that was, at the time, beginning to make a name for herself in country music.  That lady was (and is) Reba McEntire! Jacky and Reba teamed up for the Top 20 country hit 'I'd Really Love To See You Tonight, a song that was a pop hit for the duo England Dan and John Ford Coley.

In addition to those great hit singles, do you remember that Jacky hosted a show on the Nashville Network back in the 1980s called 'Dancin' USA'?

Jacky Ward left the music business in the late 1980s to become a minister and teacher of the gospel. At the age of 78, we wish only the very best for Jacky, and thanks for those great country hits that are now great country classics.

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