Album:Answer To No One: The Colt Ford Classics
Colt Ford is a country rapper. Probably the best known country rapper is Cowboy Troy who has worked with Big & Rich. Ford has also worked with several singers including Jake Owen on Back. He was born Jason Brown Aug. 27, 1970 in Athens, GA. He played professional golf on the Nationwide tour. Then he turned to music and took the stage name Colt Ford. Ford got some radio airplay when he appeared on a rap remix of the 2008 Montgomery Gentry hit Roll With Me. When major labels wouldn't sign him, Ford started Average Joes Entertainment with partner Shannon Houchins. Ford released his 2008 CD Ride Through The Country. One of the songs on that album, Dirt Road Anthem, was a number one country hit for Jason Aldean. Ford wrote and recorded the song with Brantley Gilbert. Back is from the 2012 CD Declaration of Independence featuring Jake Owen. It is Ford's highest charting single to date. But Ford has no illusions about his success. There is still a lot of resistance to rap on country music radio. Ford isn't planning to top the charts anytime soon. Ford wrote Back with Noah Gordon, Mike Hartnett and Shannon Houchins. Gordon is a bluegrass guy who recorded in the 90s and then turned to production. Ford, Hartnett and Houchins have worked together frequently, most notably with rapper Bubba Sparxxx. You can get all of Ford's hits on this comp released last Oct. He is currently on tour. Here's the video for Back by Colt Ford featuring Jake Owen.