Ford independence takes him to the top
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
– Colt Ford's fourth studio album, "Declaration of Independence," stands alone at the top of the the Billboard Country albums chart and fifth overall on the Billboard 200. This is the highest career album debut for Ford and his independent record label, Average Joes Entertainment.
Ford took over the top of the country charts from Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged."
"I just can't thank my fans enough for making this record No. 1," said an emotional Ford. "I believed this was my best album yet, and my fans have just proved I was right. Today is a great day and I am so blessed."
The charts are officially out on Thursday.
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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. »»»
Every Chance I Get
The first thing you'll probably wonder when you set eyes on Colt Ford and learn he's a country-rap "artist" is whether the whole thing's a gag. He looks like the abandoned son of Boss Hogg and Hank Jr. But listen to the record, and read the liner notes: he really means it. Once a golf pro known as Jason Brown, this large-framed hick-hopper wants you to know exactly where he stands on topics like Skirts and Boots and copious shout-outs to saying grace and drinking moonshine. »»»
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: Size doesn't matter to Winslow-King
Luke Winslow-King may have a fine new CD out ("The Coming Tide") on a long respected indie country/roots label (Bloodshot), but that didn't mean the throngs were going to fill the club. In fact, in a second night of shows in the Boston area, Winslow-King drew a handful of people. Well, make that literally two handfuls of people.
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