Colt Ford, Jason Aldean, and Brantley Gilbert at the BMI No. 1 Party for "Dirt Road Anthem." August 30, 2011
Photo Credit: Rick Diamond
Upon hearing the news that Jason Aldean received a Best Country Solo Performance Grammy nomination for “Dirt Road Anthem,” Average Joe’s Entertainment’s Colt Ford, who co-wrote the hit song along with Brantley Gilbert, was ecstatic!
Jason Aldean and Colt Ford perform at Snowden Grove Amphitheater in Southaven, MS. August 18, 2011
Photo Credit: Kevin Neal
“I’m blown away by the impact of ‘Dirt Road Anthem.’ This song has been so special for Brantley, Jason, and me. Who would have thought that this song would make the whole world wanna ride down a dirt road? It took an artist with no fear, like Jason, to take a chance on this song.”
Colt Ford and his band, on stage at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn., August 25, 2011
Photo Credit: Country’s Chatter
“Dirt Road Anthem” reached No. 1 on both Billboard and MediaBase country charts, as well as the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100. The song also earned Ford his first CMA nomination for Song of the Year.
There’s definitely a lot to look forward to at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2012.