At the end of a decade marred by unsuccessful recordings and a lawsuit with his label, Neil Young emerged with the album Freedom, a stunning return to form. In his manager’s office in Santa Monica, Young opened up to Christopher Ward on a wide range of topics, including his thoughts behind the song "Rockin’ in the Free World," a song destined to become a Neil Young classic.
In 1984, Christopher Ward helped launch Muchmusic as Canada's first VJ. A former Second City Touring Company member and acclaimed songwriter, Ward has written for Diana Ross, Hilary Duff, The Backstreet Boys and many others. Ward received the 1990 Songwriter of the Year JUNO Award for Alannah Myles’ hit, "Black Velvet".