Forging his own path, Average Joe’s Entertainment’s Colt Ford has always taken the road less traveled. That road has led him to over 1 million fans downloading his music, over 600,000 concert tickets sold, and collaborations with country music’s hottest artists. With the May 3 release of this third studio album, Every Chance I Get, Ford aligns himself with friends Tim McGraw, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Charlie Daniels and more–a formula that has previously resulted in an ACM nomination for past collaboration with Jamey Johnson and one that has positioned him as a nominee at this year’s CMT Music Awards.
However, if you ask Ford what this release means to him, he is simply thankful for every chance that is afforded to him by his loyal fans. “All I’ve ever asked for is that my music be heard and given a chance,” said Ford at an industry listening party in Nashville. “The fact that I’m releasing a third record is a testament to the hard work from my band, my label, and the willingness of my fans to help us spread the word. I think this is my best album yet, and I hope the fans agree.”
Ford can also count Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Uncle Kracker, and more as fans, too, as all were along the artists that tweeted to their followers to pick up a copy of Every Chance I Get this week in celebration of the release.
“I have so much respect for the country music format and the artists that have and continue to make this genre great,” adds Ford. “To have so many people believe in me is truly humbling, but even more so I consider it as a testament to this music community and the passion that begins with our fans.”
Ford’s opening three days of album sales currently finds Every Chance I Get as the #5 album, all genres, at Wal-Mart and saw peak positions in the iTunes store charts at #11 all genre and #2 Country. In addition, Colt has experienced unprecedented online activity across his social networks and website.
Every Chance I Get, which was co-produced by Shannon Houchins and Jayson Chance, is home to lead single “Country Thang” and follows Ford’s sophomore album, Chicken And Biscuits, that debuted on #8 in April 2010. Across all titles, Ford’s albums have gone on to sale over 500,000 copies.
Ford is currently on tour nationwide in support of the release. A full list of upcoming appearances can be found by visiting www.coltford.com.