Colt Ford Performing at CMA Music Fest


Rhett Akins, Jason Aldean, Dallas Davidson, Mike Dekel, Edwin McCain, James Otto, and more to join Ford for intimate benefit concert at Georgia Theater on August 16

All proceeds to benefit families of Athens, Georgia Senior Police Officer’s Tony Howard and Elmer “Buddy” Christian

Nashville, Tenn. (Wednesday, July 20, 2011) – Colt Ford was born and raised in the small town of Athens, Georgia.  Throughout his life, the community has supported his father’s car dealership, his education, his wife’s beauty shop, and most recently, Ford’s country music career.  So when Ford returned home from tour in late March and learned of a shooting of two police officers that ended deadly for Senior Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian and injured Senior Police Officer Tony Howard, it especially hit home, and Ford knew he had to do something.  In an effort to help Christian’s family, Ford and special guests Rhett Akins, Jason Aldean, Dallas Davidson, Mike Dekel, Edwin McCain, James Otto, and more will join for “Colt Ford and Friends” on Tuesday, August 16 at Georgia Theater, located at 215 North Lumpkin Street in Athens, GA, for an intimate performance, silent auction, and celebration of the careers of both Offices Christian and Howard beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

“I’ve known Tony for over 25 years, and both he and Buddy are and were pillars in this community, and I can’t stand by and not do something for their families during this difficult time due to such a brutal offense,” says Ford.  “I want to raise as much money as we can through the auction, performances, and donation links, so I can’t thank my friends enough for joining together with me for this great cause.” 

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, July 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. ET with General Admission going for $50.00 and VIP for $150.00.  VIP Tickets will consist of premiere seating, early admission, and a pre-show cocktail reception beginning at 6 p.m. with a silent auction.  In an effort to ensure that all proceeds benefit the families, all ticket buyers will be required to present photo I.D. upon arrival as no physical tickets will be issued for this show.  There is a two limit ticket per buyer.  Tickets will be available for purchase online, HERE, beginning Friday. 

For more information on the shootings, click HERE

For a complete list of artists, details, auction links, etc., please stay tuned to www.coltford.com.

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