Country, Country Rock, Rap, Southern Rock, Reality TV Star, Male, 2000s, 2010s
A native of Georgia, 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 new 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 and blues. With this musical mixture, Colt blazes forward with a new, creative sound for the all-American everyman.
On his debut CD, RIDE THROUGH THE COUNTRY, Ford collaborated with John Michael Montgomery, Jamey Johnson, Brantley Gilbert, Sunny Ledfurd and others. The follow-up CHICKEN & BISCUITS includes collaborations with Randy Houser, James Otto, Rhett Akins, Josh Gracin and the undisputed King of Rap, DMC. On his 6 studio album Music City stalwarts Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and brother Josh and veteran rockers Lit, and others make "Love Hope Faith" the ultimate populist country record, making everyone happy!
With encouragement from his wife, Ford wrote “Buck ‘Em” for the Professional Bull Riders, Inc and they quickly adopted the song as the new PBR anthem. He also wrote and recorded the theme song, “Huntin’ The World” for the hit television show, Huntin’ The World, Southern Style which received an award for “Best New Theme Song” at the 2009 Golden Moose Awards.