With his imposing physique, larger than life personality, and outrageous videos, it could be easy to lose something important in Colt Ford’s ample shadow: the music. But make no mistake, Colt Ford is a musician. A natural drummer, he is as comfortable laying down a beat as he is in front of the mic, singing and talking honestly about the country life he and his devoted audiences have in common. Like his heroes before him, the Athens, Georgia, native is the real deal. “Recitation and talking records were here long before me, and they’ll be here long after me,” he says. “I’m a country artist and I want people to know how much I genuinely respect this music and my fans.”
“The reason my fans come out to my shows is because they appreciate that I’m talking honestly about their lives. I’m just like they are. When I get offstage, I don’t go eat tofu and drink wine—that’s not who I am,” he says, before pausing to testify once again to the power of the song. “It’s all about the music, man. The songs come first, and everything else is second. And because of that, I think this is the strongest record I’ve ever made.” “She likes to Ride in Trucks” featuring Craig Morgan is out on radio now!