Hear Colt Fordâ€™s Wistful New Song,Â
â€œYoung Americansâ€Â Feat. Charles and Josh Kelley; Available to Radio Via Play MPE and All Access July 24, 2017
â€œYoung Americans,â€Â featuringÂ Lady Antebellumâ€™s Charles Kelley and brother, Josh,Â is the newest song from Colt Ford which shipped to radio via Play MPE and All Access July 24. â€œYoung Americansâ€ appears on Fordâ€™s new album, â€œLove Hope Faith,â€ released in May. Â Listen to the recent premiere of â€œYoung Americansâ€ onÂ Rolling Stone CountryÂ here.
Singing of adolescent dreams of trying to â€œlive big in a small town,â€Â Taste of CountryÂ calls â€œYoung Americansâ€ a â€œuniversal blast of nostalgia.â€ Talented songwriters Jared Sciullo, John Purdue, Renee Myers and Austin Webb co-wrote this wistful song.Â
Commenting on the collaboration with the Kelleys, Ford recently toldÂ Billboard Magazine,Â â€œIâ€™ve known those boys forever. They are Georgia guys. Weâ€™ve been good friends for a long time, and they are two of my favorite singers. Charles and I talked about doing something together for a long time. We just had to find the right song. When I heard it, I thought it had the right groove, and I thought about getting Josh in on it too.â€
Ford continues hisÂ â€œLove Hope Faithâ€Â summer tour criss-crossing the country entertaining fans. On a recent tour stop, one of Fordâ€™s biggest fans was hoisted onstage in his wheelchair where he joined Ford for a duet of â€œDirt Road Anthemâ€ and subsequently stole the mic and the show. Check out the viral videoÂ here.
In addition,Â PandoraÂ has just announced Ford is amongst theÂ top three artistsÂ (amongst all genres) that has been instrumental in helping their new artist marketing platform (AMP) hitÂ 1 billion audio message impressionsÂ (as measured by consumption) since it launched just two years ago. The service has enabled Ford to talk directly to his fans on Pandora via artist audio messagesÂ about his new single, “Young Americans,” his new albumÂ Love Hope FaithÂ andÂ his nationwide tour dates.
About Colt Ford:
In 2012, Colt co-wrote two #1 hits; Jason Aldeanâ€™s â€œDirt Road Anthem,â€ and Brantley Gilbertâ€™s, â€œCountry Must Be Country Wide.â€ His album, “Declaration of Independence,” topped theÂ BillboardÂ TopÂ Country AlbumsÂ chartÂ at #1, and was followed by, “Thanks For Listening,” in July 2014. “Thanks For Listening” charted at #1 onÂ Billboard’sÂ IndependentÂ Alb
ums,Â #1 onÂ Billboard’sÂ RapÂ AlbumsÂ chart, #2 onÂ Billboard’sÂ TopÂ CountryÂ AlbumsÂ ChartÂ and #10 onÂ TheÂ BillboardÂ 200Â AlbumsÂ chart. Colt and his band are featured in â€œJoe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,â€ starring David Spade, which was released in July 2015 on Crackle TV.
To date, Colt has sold over 1 million albums,Â millions more song downloads, has 1.6 million Facebook Likes and over 100 million YouTube views.Â In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA. Follow Colt atÂ www.ColtFord.comÂ and onÂ Twitter,Â Facebook, andÂ Instagram. To catch Colt in concert, visitÂ www.AverageJoesOnTour.