Colt Ford – Keys To The Country

CD Review: Colt Ford – Keys To The Country

by Antony Bailey for Country Music News International

  1. Keys To The Country
  2. When Country Comes Back
  3. Hood
  4. If I Didn’t Know Better
  5. Bad Beer
  6. My Town


The Georgia singer-songwriter Colt Ford is known as a trailblazer for his ability to incorporate multiple genres into his own style and song-writing abilities. He has successfully managed to balance rap and country music along with being the co-owner of Average Joes Entertainment. His latest single ‘Keys To The Country’ was released earlier this year as both a single and an EP. His latest work is having a resounding influence on a wide-reaching audience. The former golf pro turned musician is certainly making his own distinctive sound recognised wherever he goes on the ever-evolving country music scene.

‘Keys To The Country’ gets the pulse jumping with a fast-paced tempo and hard-hitting fills to hit the audience like a slug to the chest. ‘When Country Comes Back’ is on the EP as well as being released as a single and takes it audience even further into the deep south with quintessential country rhythms and harmonies to evoke a sense of nostalgia for the old-fashioned country music era. ‘’All the jeans got skinny, too much city and not enough green’’ typifies Ford’s desire to return to a bygone country era.

Other songs such as ‘Hood’ (Feat. Jermaine Dupri) and ‘If I didn’t know better’ (Feat. Jana Kramer) enables Ford to showcase his versatility as a rapper along with his ability to harmonise and tone his music down a notch as he adopts a more a subtle, laid-back, and delicate approach with Jana Kramer as the song is intimate and about ‘’Not doing her wrong’’ which suggests love is the one thing that changes people for the better. ‘My Town’ integrates disco rhythms and rap to create a musical cocktail that is not often found within country music.

The music reminds its audience of how powerful love can be when mixed with music as it transcends all boundaries and brings people together in a way that not many other things can. The EP is worth downloading from Ford’s website and is well worth staying in the loop for his upcoming shows and release dates which can also be found on his website.

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