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University Of Oklahoma Volleyball Player Dreams Of Singing With Toby Keith

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OU Junior Madison Ward, the ‘Singing Volleyball Player,’  has one dream…to sing with fellow Oklahoman Toby Keith.

Her whole life, Ward has been singing for fun, mainly focusing her time in athletics. She used to sing the National Anthem for her dad and his friends at the golf course, but never got lessons because she says, "I was so into what my brother was doing--playing sports."

Ward is a redshirt junior on the University of Oklahoma's Women's Volleyball team. She was selected to the All-Big 12 Freshman team two years ago and has proved herself on the court. While athletics are her main priority, music is beginning to take up more of her time. 

She is now writing music, playing the guitar and other instruments, which are all self-taught. She also posts short videos on her social media accounts. Ward used to just sing for her family and friends, but when former NFL receiver Chad Johnson stumbled upon one of her videos and tweeted it to his 3.6 million followers, she became somewhat of an internet celebrity.

Students in the cafeteria started asking her if she was the "Singing Volleyball Player" and she proved it by singing a few bars of Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools".

Johnson believes in her so much, he tweeted a video of Ward singing, asking if he should start a record label just for her!

 

Ward was drawn to singing and songwriting after listening to Kelly Clarkson's debut album, just after she won American Idol.

"I tried to imitate her voice and everything she did from beginning to end," she said. "That's when I found out that this is my love. This is my passion. This is what I want to do."

Ward has three items on her bucket list. She wants to sing the national anthem at the OU football or basketball game and sing the anthem at an OKC Thunder home game. Her biggest dream, though, is to sing for Toby Keith

Keith is a regular at OU sporting events, and heard about Ward, even tweeting her last week. 

 

Take a listen to Madison singing Amy Grant's "Baby, Baby". You won't be disappointed.

Lyrics Below

Baby, baby
I'm taken with the notion
To love you with the sweetest of devotion

Baby, baby
My tender love will flow from
The bluest sky to the deepest ocean

Stop for a minute
Baby I'm so glad you're mine, yeah
You're mine

Baby, baby
The stars are shining for you
And just like me I'm sure that they adore you

Baby, baby
Go walking through the forest
The birds above a' singing you a chorus

Stop for a minute
Baby they're so glad you're mine, oh yeah
And ever since the day you put my heart in motion
Baby I realize that there's just no getting over you

Baby, baby
In any kind of weather
I'm here for you always and forever

Baby, baby
No muscle man could sever
My love for you is true and it will never

Stop for a minute
Baby I'm so glad you're mine
And ever since the day you put my heart in motion
Baby I realize that there's just no getting over you

And ever since the day you put my heart in motion
Baby I realize that there's just no getting over you
Over you

Baby, baby
Always and forever
Baby I'm so glad that
Here for you baby
So glad you're mine
Baby I'm so glad that
When I think about you it makes me smile
Baby, baby be mine
Baby, I'm so glad that
Don't stop giving love
Don't stop, no
Baby I'm so glad that you're mine
Baby I'm so glad
Baby I'm so glad that
When I think about you it makes me smile

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