Colt Ford
Colt Ford

Colt Ford

About Colt Ford

Colt Ford wasn’t the first artist to blend country and rap, but his adventurous take on the hybrid genre—combining heavy beats, traditional twang, and a bold attitude—helped him define it. Born Jason Brown in Georgia in 1969, Ford spent a good chunk of the ‘90s as a professional golfer before he turned to music full-time. He worked behind the scenes as a writer for other artists until 2008, when he dropped his debut full-length, Ride Through the Country, via his own label, Average Joes Entertainment. The title track from that album—with a laidback piano reminiscent of Tupac’s late ‘90s hit “Changes” and gospel-adjacent backing vocals, alongside Ford’s flow and guest John Michael Montgomery’s hook—established a winning sound that Ford has pursued since. The balance of elements shifts: At times, Ford has leaned heavy on hip-hop with more aggressive beats as on “Buck ‘Em” (his original theme for The Professional Bull Riders, Inc.) or gone big with arena-ready, Auto-Tuned country rockers like “Drivin’ Around Song.” Armed with a party-time disposition and a love of the red, white, and blue, Ford strikes the ultimate balance between country charm and hip-hop swagger.

  • HOMETOWN
    Athens, GA
  • BORN
    August 27, 1969

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