Colt Ford Congratulates His Friend Jason Aldean On Winning Award! Average Joe’s Entertainment’s Colt Ford was proud as could be as news broke of his buddy Jason Aldean and his smash hit “Dirty Road Anthem” being named “Top Country Song” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Ford co-wrote the multi-platinum single for Jason Aldean in 2011. “I am still amazed by how big this song really is. I don’t think anyone could be more proud of Jason than I am. He deserves every award they have to offer. I wrote this song with my buddy Brantley and now I have seen my friend Jason take it to one of the biggest songs in the world. It doesn’t get much better than that.” -Colt Ford Fans of Dirt Road Anthem can bid to win their chance to sing the award-winning song with Colt Ford on stage at the Country Weekly Kick-Off Party, Tuesday, June 5 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville. Bidding is currently online at www.charitybuzz.com with proceeds to benefit Musicians On Call.
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Colt Ford Announces 2012 Tour. Colt Ford has announced he will be kicking off a tour this Spring, titled The Declaration of Independence Tour 2012. It will kick off in Albany, GA on April 6th, and Ford will be joined on the road by JB an The Moonshine Band, Lenny Cooper, Rehab and The Lacs. The tour will run through June 6th and cover considerable territory from Florida to Texas to Kansas to all over! A special detail added by Ford at each concert will be a area specifically for families. “I have the most die-hard, rockin’ country music fans and they come in ALL ages…When I look out in the crowds I see people anywhere from six to sixty years old. I really wanted to set up an all ages tour and create ‘family friendly’ zones to play for everyone that enjoys my music. This ‘Declaration of Independence’ tour will offer just that… fun for the whole family and then some!” Be on the lookout because pre-sales will start Wednesday, February 15th. Colt Ford’s Declaration of Independence Tour 2012, Complete Dates 4/6/2012: Albany, GA 4/7/2012: Florence, AL 4/13/2012: Forest, MS 4/14/2012: Monroe, LA 4/15/2012: New Braunfels, TX 4/20/2012: Hiawassee, GA 4/21/2012: Florence, SC 4/27/2012: Danville, VA 4/28/2012: Beckley, WV 5/4/2012: Fort Smith, AR 5/5/2012: Shelbina, MO 5/12/2012: Blytheville, AR 5/18/2012: Pinnacle, NC 5/19/2012: Cookeville, TN 5/26/2012: Lake Wales, FL 5/27/2012: Perry, FL 6/1/2012: Lake Charles, LA 6/2/2012: Pensacola, FL 6/8/2012: Wichita, KS 6/9/2012: Blevins, AR
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Colt Ford and catching one of his shows! I’ll have to admit that the conversation went way better than I had expected and I found myself having a new respect for the Georgia man. Colt Ford had some of his early success when teaming up with Montgomery Gentry and Jermaine Dupri to help on their (separate) projects. He also joined the PBR in the making of Buck Em’, their official anthem. The thing that got him to pull the trigger and completely put himself in the industry was that he never wanted to look back and say “Why didn’t I try that.” The work Ford has done with other artists have been some of the biggest crowd pleasers in history. Tim McGraw, Eric Church, Rhett Akins, James Otto, Kevin Fowler, Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Gracin, Luke Bryan, Jamey Johnson, Charlie Daniels, Darryl Worley, Trent Tomlinson and Josh Thompson are just a few on the list of many that he has collaborated with! Craig Morgan joined Ford on the close to his heart tale of daughters growing older, “She Likes To Ride In Trucks.” Brantley Gilbert and Ford had a tremendous amount of underground success in 2008 with the now nationally huge hit they wrote, “Dirt Road Anthem,” (performed by Jason Aldean). Ford and Aldean are good friends, with a lot in common, including that they are both from Georgia. The two played over 20 shows together in 2009 and this is where the “Big Green Tractor” singer first fell in love with “Dirt Road Anthem.” He would watch Ford on stage and be shocked at the amount of people in the crowd singing along word for word. There have been many rumors that Aldean stole the song, but Ford was quick to defend his friend! “He didn’t steal the song. Lots of artists record others peoples songs, they just have to pay for them. Most artists wouldn’t even ask and he called me himself. He’s a humble dude and always says the song was a hit before him.” Aldean might have thrown people for a loop when they first heard him on this track, but they obviously liked it! The song is the biggest single of his career and was the #1 ringtone for 17 weeks, something no other artist in any genre has done! With all of these collaborations already under his belt, I was curious who would be next. Ford told me he would love to work with some of the best in the business including Keith Urban, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Hank Williams Jr. and of course his good friend Jason Aldean. Although he is known for teamwork, he still has songs that are his and his alone. “Chicken and Biscuits” and “Every Chance I Get” are both examples of his solo work. Last Thursday I saw Ford and his band give a show at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Let me tell you, Continue reading Colt Ford Interview With HaleighT
“Colt Ford and Friends” Team Up For A Good Cause! Colt Ford’s beloved hometown of Athens, Georgia has been struck with an awful tragedy. After returning home from tour in late March, Ford got word of a shooting that shook the town pretty hard. Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian was murdered and Senior Police Officer Tony Howard was injured in the line of duty. The local celebrity decided to do his part and called up some friends. Jason Aldean, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Mike Dekel, Edwin McCain, James Otto, and a few others will join Ford August 16 to raise some money for the families of the two men. “I’ve known Tony for over 25 years, and both he and Buddy are and were pillars in this community, and I can’t stand by and not do something for their families during this difficult time due to such a brutal offense. I want to raise as much money as we can through the auction, performances, and donation links, so I can’t thank my friends enough for joining together with me for this great cause.” -Colt Ford Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, June 22 at 10 am ET, with general admission $50.00 and VIP $150.00. VIP tickets include premier seating, early admission, and a pre-show cocktail reception beginning at 6 pm with a silent auction. To purchase tickets click here.
Colt Ford will release his 2nd album titled “Chicken and Biscuits,” on April 20th. Colt Ford’s 2nd album features special guest artists such as Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, James Otto, Kevin Fowler, Darryl Worley, Josh Gracin, DMC (of Run/DMC), Ira Dean, Ty Stone, and many more. Saturday, April 17, Ford will be taking over XM-11 “Nashville” airways from 7pm – Midnight (ET). Tuesday, April 20, he will host a star-studded Nashville CD release celebration from 6-8 pm at 12th & Porter. Tuesday, April 27th, fans can watch Ford on GAC’s On The Streets at 1 pm, 9 pm, and again at 1 am ET and on GAC’s Championship Bull Riding at 10 pm ET, followed by a LIVE online streaming concert event presented by True View Live on Friday, April 30th at 7:30 pm ET. Colt will also be featured in Country Weekly April 26th issue which will be on stands on April 19th. Fans can download Ford’s single featuring Jamey Johnson, “Cold Beer,” compliments of People Country Magazine. Kuddos to Colt and the release of this new album.Country Music Photo Gallery