Colt Ford and Jake Owen Perform “Back” For The First Time. On August 16, at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, MO, Colt Ford and his good buddy Jake Owen gave their fans a special treat performing “Back,” together for the first time. The new single, with Owen singing the poignant chorus on the track, can be found on Ford’s No.1 charting fourth studio album, Declaration of Independence. “Back” with Owen has reached over 100k digital downloads and has climbed into the Top 50 on the Mediabase charts. Thanks to our friends at Average Joes Entertainment for the photos below!
The Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic Will Be Held September 24! Country artist and former PGA golfer Colt Ford has announced his First Annual Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic to be held on September 24, 2012 at the beautiful Chateau Elan located just outside of Atlanta, GA. Proceeds will help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other deadly diseases. “I could not think of a better way to raise money than playing golf with a group of my good buddies. I really wanted to help contribute to the efforts of the amazing doctors, researches and staff at St. Jude. I am thankful for the opportunity to give back to such an outstanding organization.” -Ford Artists joining Ford in his effort to raise much needed funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital include Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Jamey Johnson, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Jason Michael Carol, Edwin McCain, Laura Bell Bundy, Wanya Morris and Nate Morris from Boyz II Men, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, plus professional golfers Tommy Gainy, Brian Gay, Heath Slocum, Harris English, Brendan Todd, Hudson Swofford, Brian Harmon, Kyle Thomson, William McGirt, Tommy Biershenk, Ken Duke, Scott Brown, Boo Weekley, Matt Bettincourt, Josh Broadaway, Kris Blanks, Sean Cain and celebrities Corey Miller and Jeff Foxworthy. Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic is sponsored in part by Akins Ford, AO Smith, Roswell Food Group, Country Girl Cocktails, Foxworthy Outdoors, Adams Golf and Mr. Goodtime Moonshine. Sounds like a great way to raise money for a GREAT cause to me! I’m sure it will turn into one great party with plenty of laughs!
Colt Ford’s Latest Collection Of Country Songs With A Twist! Colt Ford has been very excited to release his latest album, Declaration of Independence, for some time. He personally told me how proud of this project he is and now it is out for all of his fans to enjoy! (Check out Colt’s interview with CMNB now!) This album has 15 tracks and some of the greatest voices in country music lent their talents and time to their good friend Colt. Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Kix Brooks and Darius Rucker, along with Laura Bell Bundy (the only female on the album) are just a small portion. “Back,” Colt’s current single with Owen, is already hitting home with country fans all over. The true story and music video (watch it now!), featuring Colt’s real family, is so visually telling and honest, that you have to thank the successful song-writer for inviting us into his life. “Answer To No One” is the first track and sets the tone for the album. Colt puts it out there for everyone to see, he is what he is and it’s not changing anytime soon! “All In” is a good one to play before a good night with friends! Whether you’re going out or having a party at the house, this song is sure to get you pumped up for a rowdy time! “Way Too Early” is another of my favorites on this album. The lyrics are very relatable and it has a pretty fiddle part! Colt goes solo in “50/50” and defends his country roots and clears up any stereotypes the “city boys” might have about folks like him. Colt might have a lot of people saying he isn’t “country” because the style in which he offers his music to the world. Well…I’m here to tell you just because he isn’t belting a ballad like John Michael Montgomery, who coincidentally has a song with Colt (“Ride Through the Country“), doesn’t mean he isn’t “country.” Listen to the man’s lyrics and you will be singing a different tune! “This is for everybody out there, Circling the town square, Proud to be stuck out in the middle of nowhere. USA, Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford. Raising a little hell and praising the Lord” -Drivin’ Around Song If y’all like what I had to say and are interested in your very own copy of Declaration of Independence, then go pick one up at the store or iTunes OR follow this link RIGHT HERE for you chance to win one! Declaration of Independence Track Listing : 1. Answer To No One – F/ JJ Lawhorn 2. Drivin’ Around Song – F/ Jason Aldean 3. All In – F/ Kix Brooks 4. Ain’t Out Of The Woods – F/ Montgomery Gentry 5. Lucky – F/ Jonathan Singleton 6. Back – With Jake Owen 7. Dancin’ While Intoxicated (DWI) – F/Locash Cowboys and Redneck Social Club 8. It’s All – F/ Jeffrey Steele 9. Hugh Damn Right – F/ Laura Bell Bundy Continue reading
Get Details On How You Could Win a Copy of Colt Ford’s New Album, Declaration of Independence! Colt Ford released his brand new album, Declaration of Independence last week, and now, you’ve got a chance to win a free copy from CMNB! Ford has a very unique style that combines country with a hip hop vibe, and what we want from our reader’s and Colt’s fans is for all ya’ll to show us just how much you dig that style. Check out the complete guidelines below, and enter for a chance to win a free copy of the new album! Colt Ford Album Giveaway: Step by Step! Step 1: Choose your favorite Colt Ford lyric and share it with us in the comment section below! Step 2: Share this post via Facebook and/or Twitter! Contest Guidelines! We will randomly select three entries to receive one album each! Prizes were provided by Average Joe Entertainment. Entries must be submitted by Friday, August 24th. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one.
Colt Ford Offers Fans Preview to Upcoming Declaration of Independence Album. In association with AOL music, Colt Ford has organized a week long “listening party” for fans in the run up to the release of his Declaration of Independence album. Fans are currently able to stream full songs from the album including new single, “Back” featuring Jake Owen. (Be sure to check out the video). The album is set release on August 7th, and is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. Head on over to access the “listening party“.
Colt Ford Appeared On TruTV’s Hit Series, Lizard Lick Towing. Last night Colt Ford appeared on an all new episode of truTV’s hit series “Lizard Lick Towing.” In the episode, Ron plays a joke on Bobby involving his favorite country star, Colt. Lizard Lick Towing is one of the networks most popular shows and is named after the Shirley’s North Carolina towing and repo company. The series follows the Shirleys as the repossess vehicles and machinery on behalf of lien holders. Ron is the hulking, owner of the company and along with his friend, Bobby, they take on the difficult task of tracking down and repossessing property. Ron’s wife, Amy, who is a former champion power lifter, works in the main office. Catch all new episodes of the show on Mondays at 10/9c.
The Official Music Video For Colt Ford’s “Back,” Featuring Jake Owen. The official music video for Colt Ford’s “Back” is here. The song features Jake Owen and is the lead single from Ford’s upcoming album, Declaration of Independence, which is due in stores August 7. “Back” was filmed in Ford’s hometown of Athens, GA and was directed by Team Genius Films’ Potsy Ponciroli. The video was produced by Shannon Houchins and is literal to the lyrics, complete with Ford’s family making their video debut. “The song is so close to my heart. It’s my life and wanted to keep it real by having my whole family in the video. I am proud of the song and the visual we created. We went ‘back’ home and captured images from my mom’s house, the baseball field and roller rink I wrote about in the song. It’s a true representation of what this song is about and the visual portrays the sentiment perfectly.” -Ford “Back,” which was co-written by Ford, Shannon Houchins and Noah Gordan, was recently released to country radio and has sold over 30,000 digital downloads in less than three weeks. It will be included on Ford’s forth studio album and is available at a special price for pre-order now on iTunes. Watch the video now!
Download Colt Ford and Jake Owen Single “Back” Now! Colt Ford fans are so excited about his latest single, “Back” with Jake Owen, that he moved up the release date! The single is NOW available for download on iTunes! The song was co-written by Ford along with Shannon Houchins, Noah Gordon and Mike Hartnett, and describes some of his own childhood memories, and Colt was happy to be able to get Owen to work on the track with him. “This is such a personal song for me. It’s my life. It’s about my past and my future. I talk about friends that are no longer here and I talk about the way I grew up. To have one of my best friends in the music business, Jake Owen, be a part of this song with me is a big deal. It’s a song that I wanted a friend of mine to be a part of and Jake is just on fire and one of my favorite singers. He captured the emotion that I had in this song. I think everyone, when they hear this song, will want to call home.” -Colt Ford You can check out the single right now if you haven’t already! Just head on over to iTunes! Don’t forget to tell us what you think!
Colt Ford, LoCash Cowboys And Matt Stillwell Will Perform At The Country Weekly Kick-Off Party Tonight! Country Weekly magazine is celebrating the kick-off to CMA Music Festival with a special benefit concert featuring artists Colt Ford, LoCash Cowboys and Matt Stillwell who will bring their southern fried country music to the stage of the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville today, June 5. To keep the party rocking, electric cowboy DeeJay silver will spin his signature country music remixes and mash-ups for fans in between performances. All proceeds from the event will go towards Musicians On Call (MOC), Nashville’s ongoing efforts to to bring the healing power of music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities in Middle Tennessee. Tickets are available now on the MOC website and begin at $15 for General Admission and go up to $350 for a VIP table for four including meet & greet passes. Doors open at 8:00pm with music beginning at 9:00pm. The night promises to bring great country music and rowdy good times. For more information on the event, ticket options and auction items, please visit www.musiciansoncall.org/cwkickoff. A special thanks goes out to Durango and Roper for their continued support.
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.