Colt Ford slated for Opry debut
Monday, January 18, 2010
– Colt Ford will debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage at the Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 30.
"When I heard I was gonna get to play the Grand Ole Opry, I thought they were pulling my leg," said Ford. "I never in a million years thought I would get this chance. This will be as close as I can get to heaven while playing music."
One of the songs that Ford will perform on the Opry is his current single for Average Joes Entertainment, Cold Beer, a new release that features Jamey Johnson on accompanying vocals. His single appears on Ford's debut album, "Ride Through the Country," which was released in 2008 and has sales of more than 120,000 to date.
Ford will continue to tour in support of "Ride," in 2010 with many dates opening for Jason Aldean. Ford's sophomore studio album, "Chickens & Biscuits," is slated for release in April 2010.
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