Country star and outdoor enthusiast Colt Ford has been chosen as NRA Country’s Featured Artist for July. The announcement comes during an exciting week, on the heels of the release of his highly anticipated new album, Thanks for Listening. As part of the promotion, fans can preview Colt’s new songs “Farm Life” (featuring Justin Moore) and “Cut Em All” (featuring Willie Robertson), at NRACountry.com. NRA Country will be home to exclusive content all month long, so check back often for the latest. In addition, Colt will take part in a live Twitter chat with NRA Country on Thursday, July 17 at 5pm ET / 4pm CT.
As an NRA Country Featured Artist, Colt joins some of country music’s biggest artists including Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, Love and Theft, Easton Corbin, Eric Paslay and many more, in teaming up to celebrate his support of our brave men and women in uniform, appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family.
"America was built on hard work, love of God, family and friends – these are the core values that I grew up with and that I instill in my own family, declares Ford. “I’m proud to share these same ideals with my NRA Country family and am honored that I can be a role model for all of our nation’s kids. I am blessed to live in this great country. My Name is Colt Ford and I am NRA Country."
The follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping “Declaration of Independence,” which remained on the Billboard Country Album chart for more than 58 weeks, "Thanks For Listening," Ford’s 5th studio album, released this week. “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 1.4 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 2013, Colt toured Canada with Eric Church, toured the U.S. with Florida Georgia Line, and out this summer with Toby Keith. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA.
About NRA Country: Respect. Honor. Freedom. It’s a lifestyle and a bond between the best and brightest in country music and hard-working Americans. NRA Country is powered by pride, love of country, respect for the military, and our responsibility to protect our great American lifestyle. NRA Country celebrates these values with concerts and events benefiting military and veteran services organizations, first responders, conservation organizations, firearm safety programs, and local charities making a difference in their communities. Get NRA Country Connected at www.nracountry.com and get the latest artist info and exclusive events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Wanted to remind you all (in the Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia area), that we will be having Colt on stage at the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va., on Tuesday night, Sept. 9. I’ll be there, and hope to see a lot of you there, too! If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.