“Ride Through the Country Revisited,” a celebration of country music star, Colt Ford’s, arrival onto the music scene five years ago, will be released October 1, 2013 on Average Joes Entertainment. The genre-defying debut album contains brand new versions of the hit songs that started it all. Ford talks about the new project on HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” Thursday, Sept. 19, at (8:40a.m. EDT). Available everywhere music is sold, pre-order the album here
. Fans that pre-order the album instantly receive the newly recorded “Mr. Goodtime” track featuring Ronnie Dunn.
Produced by Shannon “Fat Shan” Houchins and Noah Gordon, the new album features both updated and original versions of such hits as “Dirt Road Anthem,” “Ride Through the Country,” “Mr. Goodtime” and “No Trash in My Trailer,” with some very special new guests and music tracks, while remaining true to the first recording.
Some of country music’s most respected artists, Ronnie Dunn, Wynonna, Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels and John Anderson, are featured on “Ride Through the Country Revisited,” joining such stars as Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson and John Michael Montgomery, on Colt’s breakthrough, hit record.‘“Ride Through The Country” changed my life forever, and here we are five years later putting a new twist on where it all began,” commented Colt Ford. “I have been blessed to have so many stars that were a part of making the first record, and now I have a group of legends that are a part of this one.”
The album is just pure fun, full of southern, country rock party anthems including the Jamey Johnson co-penned, “Tailgate,” (featuring The LACS), “Waffle House,” an ode to the off-ramp staple (featuring John Anderson), the number one smash hit for Jason Aldean, “Dirt Road Anthem,” (featuring Brantley Gilbert), and the autobiographical, “Mr. Goodtime,” featuring Ronnie Dunn’s unmistakable vocals.
Hitting the road nationwide this fall in support of the new album, Ford will take the stage in 34 cities on the Florida Georgia Line, “Here’s to the Good Times,” arena tour. Over the past five years, Ford and his band have performed for more than one million fans from coast to coast delivering honest, real music that connects with audiences on every level.
“Ride Through the Country Revisited” Track List:
1. Ride Through The Country (f/ John Michael Montgomery, Ronnie Dunn & Joe Diffie)
2. Mr. Goodtime (f/ Ronnie Dunn)
3. No Trash In My Trailer (f/ Joe Diffie)
4. Cold Beer (f/ Jamey Johnson)
5. Never Thought (f/ Wynonna)
6. Saddle Up (f/ Charlie Farley)
7. Waffle House (f/ John Anderson)
8. Twisted (f/ Attitude)
9. Tailgate (f/ The LACS)
10. Dirt Road Anthem (f/ Brantley Gilbert)
11. Good God O’Mighty
12. Like Me (f/ Charlie Daniels)
13. Gangsta Of Love (f/ Bonecrusher)
14. I Can’t Sing
15. Ride Through The Country (f/ John Michael Montgomery)
About Colt Ford
“Ride Through the Country,” Ford’s breakthrough album released in 2008, is being re-released October 1, 2013, in celebration of the 5th Year Anniversary of Colt Ford’s own independent label, Average Joes Entertainment. Ford’s previous album, “Declaration of Independence,” debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Top Country Albums chart, and included the hit, “Back,” collaboration with Jake Owen. In 2012, Ford penned two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Ford has sold over a million albums, millions more song downloads, has nearly 1 million Facebook fans and over 15 million YouTube views. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Ford is also a former professional golfer and has his own flavor of Knuckle Energy Drink – Sweet Southern Tea. The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted Ford in a major cover story on Average Joes Entertainment.