Colt Ford Biography
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 & blues. With this musical mixture, Colt blazes forward with a new, creative sound for the all-American everyman. Although the stories may differ for rural and urban listeners, Colt delivers a common message and emotion with an uncommon sound. A man of extraordinary talents and background, Colt still humbly considers himself an “average Joe.” A songwriter, golfer, musician, and family man, he continues to enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time with his wife and two children. Although he has traveled around the globe as a professional golfer, he still prefers to live in his small Southern hometown. In the face of all of his musical and other accomplishments, he holds the moment that he got his wife to say “yes” as one of his greatest honors.
He is a fun-loving guy who likes to make people smile and show them a good time, whether with a light-hearted joke or a rocking new song. Colt Ford grew up listening to country music, and his first concert was Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers together in Georgia. He eventually gravitated towards R&B and hip-hop and made his musical debut in high school writing a rap for a friend. Colt soon found that writing came easy to him and began working with acclaimed producer Jermaine Dupri and other developing hip-hop artists. His connections writing in the hip-hop world and his other love of country music produce unprecedented collaborations on his latest projects. Colt’s diverse co-writing credentials include country music songwriter and recording artist Jamey Johnson, songwriter/guitarist Jeremy Popoff of the alt rock band Lit, and hip-hop writer Attitude. Other musical contributions include country artist John Michael Montgomery and country music duo Montgomery Gentry, hip hop artists Bone Crusher and Sunny Ledfurd, and No Doubt’s Adrian Young. Colt Ford debuted his new country music format in nothing less than grand style. With encouragement from his wife, a pro bull riding fan, Colt wrote “Buck ‘Em” for the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. The organization quickly adopted the song as the new PBR anthem and Colt made his musical and video debut on national television at the VERSUS Invitational Pro Bull Riding Competition in Madison Square Garden in January 2007.
The unique fusion of musical styles makes “Buck ‘Em” as popular among the traditional legends as it is among the younger riders. Further honoring the sport, the video features several top bull riders and is a guaranteed favorite among the fans. Colt’s current album appeals to the all-American everyman just like himself. To get to know Colt Ford, just listen to “RIDE THROUGH THE COUNTRY,” as he invites you to Any Country Town, USA, where you can find him with all his friends. Soon you’ll learn why he calls himself “MR. GOODTIME” in this fun, feel-good song. If it’s just “one of those days,” Colt offers up “GOOD GOD O MIGHTY” to help you get through with a smile. In the great American tradition, “TAILGATE” directs you to back up the truck, fire up the grill, and have a good time. If you are looking for a rocking barroom song, check out “COLD BEER” and then two-step all your past lovers to the door with “TRASH IN MY TRAILER.” Remarking on how stress, our heritage, and our dreams can pull us in many directions, Colt takes time to reflect in “TWISTED.” Celebrating all the influences on his new country style, he brings back the party in “SADDLE UP.” As Colt works on his new album, slated for release in 2008, he is also the subject of a new reality TV show, “Who Is Colt Ford?” The show gives a glimpse into the life of this talented yet personable man as he strives for nothing less than success in his musical career. He’s mixing all the right ingredients together in a recipe for success with new country music. Watch for Colt Ford to be served up soon in a town near you, and don’t forget to ask for seconds!