“Ride Through The Country” (feat. John Michael Montgomery)
Average Joes Entertainment
Impacting March 19
Colt Ford embodies the seemingly unusual pairing of the Southern country and hip-hop musical influences that he heard growing up in small-town America just outside Athens, Georgia, not far from the Southern hub for urban music in Atlanta. His newly styled country music is truly a blend of many American musical styles, including country, rock, hip-hop, and rhythm & blues. With this musical mixture, Colt blazes forward with a new, creative sound for the all-American everyman. Although the stories may differ for rural and urban listeners, Colt delivers a common message and emotion with an uncommon sound.
Ford’s album Ride Through The Country was released in November 2008 and has sold over 11,000 copies on tour. He averages over 40,000 plays per day on MySpace. The title track features help from John Michael Montgomery and his album features contributions from Jamey Johnson, Jeremy Popoff, Brantley Gilbert, Adrian Young (of No Doubt), Bonecrusher, Attitude, and Soni Ledfurd.
A songwriter, golfer, musician, and family man, he continues to enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and two children. Although he has traveled around the globe during his 7 years as a professional golfer, he still prefers to live in his small Southern hometown.
Colt Ford grew up listening to country music, and his first concert was Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers together in Georgia. He eventually gravitated towards R&B and hip-hop and made his musical debut in high school writing a rap for a friend. Colt soon found that writing came easy to him and began working with acclaimed producer Jermaine Dupri and other developing hip-hop artists.
Ford performs over 120 dates per year with a full band, so check his schedule to find out when he’ll be near you!