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Colt Ford is "Back"

Friday, June 22, 2012 – The release date for Colt Ford's new single, Back, with Jake Owen, was moved up and is now available on iTunes now! The song is the first single off Ford's new album, "Declaration of Independence," due Aug. 7.

Shannon Houchins, Noah Gordon and Mike Hartnett wrote the song with Ford with the singer reminiscing about childhood memories.

"This is such a personal song for me. It's my life. It's about my past and my future. I talk about friends that are no longer here, and I talk about the way I grew up," said Ford. "To have one of my best friends in the music business, Jake Owen, be a part of this song with me is a big deal. It's a song that I wanted a friend of mine to be a part of, and Jake is just on fire and one of my favorite singers. He captured the emotion that I had in this song. I think everyone, when they hear this song, will want to call home."

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