Colt Ford arrived in stores this week with his third studio album, ‘Every Chance I Get,’ and taking chances is certainly what this man is all about, not only in the studio, but in life, as well. Giving up a lucrative professional golf career, his beloved wife urged him to pursue music, his other passion. It has not been an easy road, especially when it has meant being away from his family for more than 200 days a year, but the music he makes and cares about is something the whole family supports 100 percent.
‘Every Chance I Get’ boasts a who’s who of country artists, featuring appearances by Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Charlie Daniels, Josh Thompson, Frankie Ballard, Craig Morgan and Trent Tomlinson. The collection of songs also features Colt in a whole new light — that of singer (and not just rapper) on the title track.
Even though his music is a blend of country and hip-hop, Colt has shown himself as a definitive country artist. The Georgia native, who counts Luke, Jason Aldean and Kid Rock among his admirers, uses a “rap-style” to convey his music, while the lyrics are all about the country way of life. Take for example, the lyrics of one of his previous tunes, ‘Chicken and Biscuits‘: “She’s pretty as a field of daisies / She’s sweeter than watermelon wine / Way hotter than the Alabama asphalt / And when I get her in these arms of mine / Lord have mercy / I love her kisses / Man I can’t get enough / Kinda like chicken and biscuits.” Now, that’s country!
The father of two, who also co-wrote Jason Aldean’s latest single, ‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ recently sat down with The Boot to talk about his new project and current single, ‘Country Thang.’ He also explained why country music is the best format in the world and gave us his definition of of the genre.
‘Country Thang’ features Eric Church, but the voice on the single is definitely not his. Who is that singing?