ZZ Ward is an American singer, musician and songwriter, signed to the Boardwalk Entertainment Group and Hollywood Records. ZZ Ward is also managed by E. Kidd Bogart's Boardwalk Music Group. She released her debut EP, Criminal, on May 8, 2012. Her debut album, Til the Casket Drops, was released on October 16, 2012. Ward performed her song from the album, Put the Gun Down, on Jay Leno's Tonight Show on November 1, 2012. Her single, "Put The Gun Down", reached number 40 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.
In March 2013, ZZ Ward was named one of Fuse TV's 30 must-see artists at SXSW.