2017 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: COLT FORD

Beloved by his fans, Colt Ford quickly became a household name in the world of country music. His unique mix between country and rap – and the way he naturally combines the two – reflects Ford’s own life, having grown up listening to country music alongside R&B and hip-hop. Even the start of Ford’s career reflects this unique mix: his foray into music began with Ford writing songs for the popular country music duo, Montgomery Gentry, the rapper, Bone Crusher, and then the urban superstar, Jermaine Dupri.

In 2008, Ford switched from staying behind the scenes to moving in front of the camera when he released his debut album, Ride Through the Country. A few years later, he started his own record label, Average Joe’s Records, while working and touring outside of the commercial Nashville community. Ford carried on writing songs, and co-wrote with David Lee Murphy for his project, Declaration of Independence, which became his most successful record to date. Ford followed that record with Thanks for Listening, which appeared just as the 2014 summer started.

Last year, Ford released his sixth studio album, Love Hope Faith. It’s clear to see that Colt Ford still continues to live out his childhood dream – the one where he “[wakes] up on a mission to buy that beat-up Gibson,” as he sings on the song titled “No Rest”. This most recent album sends a loving message to his loyal fan base, and celebrates the things that bring us together – friends, family, and our faith for a better future.

We are thrilled to have Colt Ford performing live on stage, Friday, November 3rd, at this year’s Ocoee Founders’ Day Festival! Come check out this talented musician; we can’t wait to see you there!

 

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