ZZ Ward (born Zsuzsanna Eva Ward, June 2, 1986) is an American musician, singer and songwriter. She is signed to 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. "Put The Gun Down", her first single, broke into the top 10 on the AAA radio chart February 3, 2013, staying there for 10 weeks, and also broke into the top 40 on the Billboard Alternative chart. Notable live appearances include sets at 2014's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and a short tour with Eric Clapton.