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Colt Ford slates busy release week

Thursday, April 15, 2010 – Colt Ford's sophomore studio release, "Chicken and Biscuits," hits reasternailApril 20, but CMT and Rhapsody are streaming the album in its entireasterny a week before its release.

The album features special guests Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, James Otto, Kevin Fowler, Darryl Worley, Josh Gracin, DMC (of Run/DMC) and Ira Dean of Trick Pony fame.

Ford will kick-off the celebration with his first album release party at Tucker Plantation in his home state of Georgia on Friday, April 16 with featured guests John Michael Montgomery (who was featured on Ford's debut 2008 release, "Ride Through The Country") and Josh Gracin. On Saturday, April 17, Ford is taking over XM-11 "Nashville" airways from 7p.m. - Midnight Eastern. On release day, Ford will host a Nashville CD release celebration from 6-8 p.m. at 12th & Porter.

Beginning Tuesday, April 27th fans can watch Ford on GAC's On The Streeasterns at 1 p.m., 9 p.m., and again at 1 am eastern and on GAC's Championship Bull Riding at 10 p.m. eastern, followed by a live online str eaming concert event presented by True View Live on Friday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. eastern.

Fans can download Ford's single featuring Jamey Johnson, Cold Beer.

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Thanks for Listening CD review - Thanks for Listening
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups notwithstanding, two great tastes don't always taste great together. Take, for instance, country music and rap. Hick hop, if you will. Even the name sounds like an affliction of the diaphragm. Wikipedia says this sub genre really took shape with Bubba Sparxxx in 2001, but those of us with longer memories know artists have been trying to wed these antithetical styles since the Bellamy Brothers "Country Rap" in 1987. Back then, it was known as c-rap, a »»»
Declaration of Independence CD review - Declaration of Independence
There are those who would reject Colt Ford out of hand, based on his interpretation of country music. No matter how many fiddles and banjos he includes on his songs, no matter how many country singers he duets with, there is the inescapable fact that Ford raps on his songs. While country and rap have had a few successful pairings, the idea of a country rapper hasn't resulted in much significant airplay for Ford, despite record sales that would make any independent artist envious. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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