Listen Now: Colt Ford & Charles and Josh Kelley “Young Americans”

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Young Americans,” featuring Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and brother, Josh, is the newest song from Colt Ford which shipped to radio via Play MPE and All Access July 24. “Young Americans” appears on Ford’s new album, “Love Hope Faith,” released in May.  Listen to the recent premiere of “Young Americans” on Rolling Stone Country here. Singing of adolescent dreams of trying to “live big in a small town,” Taste of Country calls “Young Americans” a “universal blast of nostalgia.” Talented songwriters Jared Sciullo, John Purdue, Renee Myers and Austin Webb co-wrote this wistful song. Commenting on the collaboration with the Kelleys, Ford recently told Billboard Magazine, “I’ve known those boys forever. They are Georgia guys. We’ve been good friends for a long time, and they are two of my favorite singers. Charles and I talked about doing something together for a long time. We just had to find the right song. When I heard it, I thought it had the right groove, and I thought about getting Josh in on it too.” Ford continues his “Love Hope Faith” summer tour criss-crossing the country entertaining fans. On a recent tour stop, one of Ford’s biggest fans was hoisted onstage in his wheelchair where he joined Ford for a duet of “Dirt Road Anthem” and subsequently stole the mic and the show. Check out the viral video here. In addition, Pandora has just announced Ford is amongst the top three artists (amongst all genres) that has been instrumental in helping their new artist marketing platform (AMP) hit 1 billion audio message impressions (as measured by consumption) since it launched just two years ago. The service has enabled Ford to talk directly to his fans on Pandora via artist audio messages about his new single, “Young Americans,” his new album Love Hope Faith and his nationwide tour dates.

“Love Hope Faith,” Colt Ford’s New Album, Out May 5, 2017

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Colt Ford’s Sixth Studio Album, “Love  Hope  Faith,” Set For May 5, 2017 Release “Love  Hope  Faith” 22-City Tour Dates Announced Delivering a unifying message to his loyal fan base, “Love  Hope  Faith,” Colt Ford’s sixth studio album, celebrates all things that bring us together — friends, family and our faith for a better future. Produced by Shannon “Fat Shan” Houchins and Noah Gordon, “Love  Hope  Faith” is scheduled for release on Average Joes Entertainment May 5, 2017. Ford will kick off the “Love  Hope  Faith” 22-city tour on February 24 with more dates to follow. Pre-order “Love  Hope  Faith” on iTunes and instantly receive “Reload” f/Taylor Ray Holbrook and the first single, “4 Lane Gone.” Featuring such guests as Music City stalwarts Brad Paisley (“Lookin’ for a Hand Out”), Toby Keith (“Time Flies”), Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and brother Josh (“Young Americans”) and veteran rockers Lit (“I’m Mud”); promising newcomers like Waterloo Revival’s Cody Cooper and George Birge (“Dynamite”), Tyler Farr (“My Truck”), Taylor Ray Holbrook (“Reload”), Javier Colon (“No Rest”) and Granger Smith (“Keepin’ It Real”), “Love Hope Faith” is the ultimate populist country record, featuring a little something for everyone. “Love Hope Faith” was created with some of the leading songwriters in music today, Jeff Hyde (“Lookin’ for a Hand Out”) and Jeffrey Steele, Jeremy Popoff, Shane Minor, Vicky McGehee (“Bad Day feat. Rizzi Myers”), to Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason and Jesse Frasure (“Dirt Road Disco”) to Walker Hayes, Thomas Archer and Marshall Altman (“No Rest”), Eric Dodd and Alex Hall (“Dynamite”) and Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, David Lee Murphy (“Keepin’ It Real feat. Granger Smith”). Still, it is the sturdy persona of Colt Ford that gives them their consistency. “There are a lot of different styles on this album, but I think my fans will hear it’s just me,” said Ford. “As long as I remain true to myself, I can delve into all of them.” Track List: 1)    RELOAD feat. TAYLOR RAY HOLBROOK (Jared Sciullo, Charlie Farley, Austin Jenckes) 2)    DYNAMITE feat. WATERLOO REVIVAL (Eric Dodd, Alex Hall) 3)    YOUNG AMERICANS feat. CHARLES & JOSH KELLEY (Jared Sciullo, John Purdue, Renee Myers, Austin Webb) 4)    DIRT ROAD DISCO (Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason, Jesse Frasure) 5)    4 LANE GONE (Kyle Fishman, Houston Phillips, Josh Thompson) 6)    MY TRUCK feat. TYLER FARR (Colt Ford, Jeremy Popoff, Dennis Hill, Gary Wright) 7)    LOOKIN’ FOR A HAND OUT feat. BRAD PAISLEY  (Colt Ford, Jeff Hyde) 8)    TIME FLIES feat. TOBY KEITH (Colt Ford, Justin David) 9)    NO REST feat. JAVIER COLON (Walker Hayes, Thomas Archer, Marshall Altman) 10)  I’M MUD feat. LIT (Charley Farley, Daniel Lee) 11)  BAD DAY feat. RIZZI MYERS (Jeffrey Steele, Jeremy Popoff, Shane Minor, Vicky McGehee) 12)  DRUNK GIRL (Trent Tomlinson, Jimmy Richie, Ed Hill) 13)  KEEPIN’ IT REAL feat. GRANGER SMITH (Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, David Lee Murphy) “Love Hope Faith” Tour Dates: 2/24/2017 – Cherokee Casino – Roland, OK 2/25/2017 – Social House Soulard – St. Louis, MO 3/3/2017 – Oddbody’s Music Room – Dayton, OH Continue reading

Colt Ford Finds His Voice on "4 Lane Gone" – New Single Debuts on SiriusXM Today

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Nashville, TN, August 30, ’16…Country Star Colt Ford’s brand new single, “4 Lane Gone,” makes its debut on SiriusXM’s, The Highway, today. Known for his spoken-word delivery, Ford takes us down a new path illuminating his vocal range on “4 Lane Gone.” The long-awaited new single, written by hit songwriters Houston Phillips, Josh Thompson, and Kyle Fishman, introduces Colt’s next studio album entitled, “Love Hope Faith,” scheduled for release early next year. Commenting on “4 Lane Gone,” Ford said, “I constantly try to become better as an artist. It has and will always be about the songs and the fans for me. Houston Phillips, Josh Thompson and Kyle Fishman, great songwriters and friends of mine, sent this song to me. I knew the moment I heard “4 Lane Gone” it was a hit, but I didn’t know if I could deliver the song the way it needed to be.” He continued, “I pushed myself further than I ever have, and I am so proud of this song. I know I am far from the best singer, but I have found my voice and I have never been more excited!” Ford has been on the road all summer on the “Take it Outside” Tour with Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert. In between dates, he’s been in the studio recording his sixth album scheduled for release next year. About Colt Ford In 2012, Colt penned two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” His album, “Declaration of Independence,” topped theBillboard Top Country AlbumChartat #1, and was followed by, “Thanks For Listening,” in July 2014.”Thanks For Listening”charted at #1 onBillboard’sIndependentAlbums, #1 onBillboard’s Rap Albumschart, #2 onBillboard’s Top Country Albums Chartand #10 onThe Billboard 200 Albumschart. “Crank It Up! Colt Ford Live At Wild Adventures,” Colt’s first live concert on DVD, was released to retail in Fall 2014 and debuted on AXSTV in February 2015. In addition,Colt and his band are featured in “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” starring David Spade, which was released in July 2015 on Crackle TV. To date, Colt has sold over 1 million albums,millions more song downloads, has 1.6 million Facebook Likes and over 100 million YouTube views. Colt was also featured in a two-page cover story in the”Arena”section of theWall Street Journal(July 2013). Colt has toured with Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Toby Keith and most recently, Brantley Gilberty on the “Take It Outside” Summer ’16 Tour. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA. Follow atwww.coltford.com;twitter.com/coltford;facebook.com/coltford; instagram @coltfordmusic ; Catch Colt in concert. Visit #AverageJoesOnTour

Colt Ford Shines a Light on PTSD in 12-Minute Mini-Movie, "Workin’ On"

Colt Ford Shines a Light on PTSD in 12-Minute Mini-Movie, “Workin’ On” Nashville, TN, (December 15, 2015)….“Workin’ On,” a powerful 12-minute mini-movie featuring Colt Ford’s hit song which shines a spotlight on one of the biggest health crises facing soldiers returning from deployment: post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, makes its digital debut on NRACountry.com today. Click above to view the video. A private screening of the mini-movie was held earlier this year at the NRA Convention in Nashville. “There’s men and women that are suffering and struggling with PTSD, that have given everything for us to be able to have the freedoms that we do. And because we can’t see it, a lot of times it goes unnoticed,” Ford said. “So, I just wanted to try and make as big a deal of it as possible, so we can get some help. During this holiday season, let’s not forget the men and women who sacrificed so much for our country.” The music video version of “Workin’ On” featuring both Colt Ford and U.S. Navy SEAL (Ret.), Marcus Luttrell, has garnered nearly 2 million views raising much-needed awareness of this life-altering condition which affects 20 percent of all soldiers deployed within the last six years. From firefighters, to community service workers to the general public, PTSD can affect anyone.  The song, “Workin’ On,” was included  on Ford’s #2 Billboard’s Country Album, “Thanks For Listening.” Thankfully, the Lone Survivor Foundation, created by U.S. Navy SEAL (Ret.) Marcus Luttrell, is there to help. Luttrell founded the LSF after he watched several of his fellow soldiers die during Operation Redwing in Afghanistan in 2007. The film was produced by Colt Ford and Hideout Pictures.

Colt Ford Releases “Thanks For Listening”

Showcasing his talent as a gifted songwriter and evolution as an artist, Colt Ford’s fifth studio album “Thanks For Listening,” releases on Average Joes Entertainment tomorrow, July 1, 2014. Simultaneously with the album release, Ford has been named NRA Country’s Featured Artist for July. On July 2, Yahoo Music will premiere Ford’s new video, “Dirty Side,” featuring Mattie Breaux from CMT’s popular Party Down South series. Available everywhere music is sold, “Thanks For Listening,” was produced by Shannon “Fat Shan” Houchins, Noah Gordon, Phivestarr Productions and Kevin Kadish. An exclusive version of the album sold at Walmart includes a full-length comic book, “The Average Joes,” which depicts Ford and fellow label mates as superheroes out to save the world. “Thanks For Listening” is the follow-up to Ford’s #1 Billboard country album, “Declaration of Independence.” “This record is a tribute to my fans. I can’t thank them enough for coming out to all the shows, keeping in touch on social media, and generally being supportive of my career,” commented Ford. “I’m very proud of this album, and so glad to have had many of my friends included on the recording as well.” Commenting on the new album, Billboard’s Chuck Dauphin said, “It’s without a doubt the most complete album of his career – with songs that will make you laugh, sing along, roll down the window, pump your fists in the air, and even wipe away a tear.” And Country Weekly said, “When it comes to star power, Colt Ford has it in spades on “Thanks For Listening.” The Albany Herald also praised the new album, saying, “Thanks’ surges from one high to the next.” Album release week kicks off tonight, June 30, with an 9pm ET Twitter Chat with Jessica Northey’s #CMChat, followed by an exclusive live in-studio album premiere on SiriusXM’s “The Highway Channel 59” tomorrow, July 1, 8:00pm ET and 11pm ET. Media appearances and features include Fox 411/Fox News Edge, Fox Entertainment Radio, SiriusXM’s “Freewheelin’” and “The David Webb Show,” SiriusXM’s “The Highway Channel 59” Guest DJ, GAC’s “Headline Country,” “Inside Music Row,” ZUUS, Billboard 615 and more. Ford will also be featured in Rolling Stone Country and on the cover of Country Weekly’s “Nash” magazine in the July 14, 2014 issue. Leading up to the album release, USA Today teased the new CD with an online listen to “She’s Like,” (f/Keith Urban), while Country Weekly also gave fans an online taste with “Washed in the Mud” (f/Randy Houser). NRA Country will likewise stream “Farm Life” (f/Justin Moore) and “Cut ‘Em All” (f/Willie Robertson) this week at NRACountry.com. “Thanks For Listening” is sure to resonate with Colt’s expansive fan base and appeal to new fans alike with its core messages of faith, family and hard work. An impressive line-up of guest artists helped deliver those messages including Keith Urban on “She’s Like,” Randy Houser on the gospel-like song, “Washed In The Mud,” Lee Brice on the coming-of-age “Sip It Slow,” and Jarrod Niemann on the romantic, “Crickets.” Continue reading

Thunder On The Mountain Presents: Live Google+ Hangout with Colt Ford

CMNB and Thunder on the Mountain LIVE Interview with Colt Ford! Continuing our interview series with upcoming country music festival Thunder On The Mountain, CMNB will be interviewing Colt Ford via Google + hangout on Wednesday, May 8th at 4:00pm CST! This brand new festival boasts an amazing line up, and we’re taking you behind the scenes with these fun chats getting the low down on the fest, how artists prep for their live shows, what they have in the works for 2013 and more! You can watch the interview below as soon as its live at 4pm on Wednesday, and you can get involved by submitting questions in the comment section below, by tweeting us at @CMNBlog, finding us on Google+ or commenting on the event page on Facebook! Basically, no matter what social channel you prefer, you can reach us. Thunder On The Mountain Presents…Colt Ford! Thunder On The Mountain takes place June 6th-8th on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR! For ticket info and details head on over to their official site! Be sure to keep up with them on Twitter (@THUNDERontheMTN) using the #Thunder2013 hashtag.

Colt Ford-December NRA Country Artist Of The Month

NRA’s Country Artist Of The Month Embraces The Honor. Colt Ford has been chosen as the NRA Country Artist of the Month for December. As the artist of the month, he celebrates his support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family. “I have lived my life and built my career around core values my parents instilled in me: love of God, family, friends, America, and hard work. I share those ideals with my NRA Country family. I embrace the chance to be a role model for my kids and all of the other young country kids who are the future of this great nation. God Bless America. My Name is Colt Ford and I am NRA Country.” This month’s promotion gives fans the chance to win a Colt Ford prize pack including an autographed copy of Declaration of Independence, t-shirt, hat and sticker. Also as a treat to fans, they can check out this video of Ford’s recent visit to NRA headquarters. Also this month, Ford celebrates his first nomination as “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” on the fan-voted Fox television broadcast of the American Country Awards live from Las Vegas on December 10, at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

Colt Ford and JJ Lawhorn Start “Answer to No One Tour”

Colt Ford and JJ Lawhorn Begin Their “Answer to No One” Tour Tomorrow! “Answer to No One” Tour with Colt Ford and JJ Lawhorn starts tomorrow (October 26th) in Mesa, Arizona. This stop is the first of twelve in their headlining tour. Ford’s current album, Declaration of Independence Day is available! Be sure to check out HaleighT’s complete review! “Answer to No One” Complete Tour Dates: 10/26 – Mesa, AZ 10/27 – Tucson, AZ 10/28 – San Bernardino, CA 10/31 – San Juan Capistrano, CA 11/1 – Bakersfield, CA 11/2 – San Jose, CA 11/3 – Sacramento, CA 11/4 – Springfield, OR 11/6 – Portland, OR 11/7 – Boise, ID 11/8 – West Valley City, UT 11/9 – Denver, CO WATCH the Official “Answer to No One” Music Video:

Country Music Christmas Album ft Colt Ford and More

Pre-Order An Average Joe’s Muddy Christmas featuring Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Gracin, and more. Even though we’ve still got a couple months till Christmas, we’re gettin’ ready for new Christmas music including the compilation album An Average Joe’s Muddy Christmas. Just about everybody stopped by to sing their favorite holiday song or a new, original song. The album features Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry, John Anderson, Josh Gracin, The LACS, JB and the Moonshine Band, Lenny Cooper, LoCash Cowboys, and many more! Go ahead and preview the tracks at AverageJoesEnt.com and start gettin’ in the Christmas spirit. You can order the CD, ornaments, and shirts too!

Colt Ford Gets Surprised By Fellow Musicians

Colt Ford Was Surprised With A Plaque By Some Of His Musical Friends. The First Annual Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic was held just outside of Atlanta, GA this past weekend. The charity was put on in support of St. Jude and many came out to do their part. After a day of golfing Colt Ford hit the stage, but during his performance he was surprised. Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery and Ken Block of Sister Hazel came out with a No. 1 Plaque commemorating his fourth studio album, Declaration of Independence. The album that reached the top of the Billboard Albums chart, was released on August 7 and is the highest debut for Ford. Others that joined in the festivities, but aren’t pictured below were PGA stars Stewart Cink and Boo Weekley, NFL alumni Corey Miller, Atlanta Falcon Matt Bryant, NASCAR Driver David Ragan and more. Pictured L-R: Justin Moore, Colt Ford, Jake Owen, John Anderson, Ken Block, John Michael Montgomery and Darius Rucker.