Nashville, TN, August 1, 2014….Country star Colt Ford is celebrating a career milestone this week with the announcement that his first album, “Ride Through The Country,” has now sold an aggregate of 1 million tracks since
its release six years ago. The news comes on the heels of Ford’s July 1
album release, “Thanks For Listening,” which landed at #1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart, #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and in the Top Ten on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Ford is also celebrating his collaboration with Brad Paisley on the remix of Paisley’s hit, “River Bank,” released last week, and his selection in Clear Channel’s Digital Artist Integration Program for the month of August.
As part of Clear Channel’s multi-platformed Digital Artist Integration Program, Colt’s new single, “Workin’ On,” can be heard streaming on 120-plus country radio stations nationally and on iHeartRadio platforms.
on tour with Toby Keith, additional Fall concert dates will be
announced in the coming weeks along with the details of Ford’s upcoming
“Colt Ford & Friends 3rd Annual Celebrity Golf Classic” which
benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
About Colt Ford
The follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping “Declaration of Independence,” which remained on the Billboard Top Country Albums
chart for more than 58 weeks, “Thanks For Listening,” Ford’s 5th studio
album was released on July 1, 2014. “Ride Through the Country,” Colt’s
breakthrough album released in 2008, was re-released October 1, 2013, in
celebration of the 5th Year Anniversary of Colt’s own independent
record label, Average Joes Entertainment. In 2012, Colt penned two #1
hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s,
“Country Must Be Country Wide.” Colt has sold over 1 million
albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.5 million Facebook fans and
over 100 million YouTube views. Colt was also recently featured in a
two-page cover story in the “Arena” section of the Wall Street Journal.
In October, 2013, Colt hit the road on a 34-city tour with Florida
Georgia Line in 2013, and is touring with Toby Keith this summer. In
addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former
professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA.