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NASHVILLE, TN (September 30, 2014) – Country star Colt Ford
has earned a gold certification from the RIAA for his #1 single,
“Drivin’ Around Song,” featuring Jason Aldean. Currently on Toby
Keith’s “Shut Up and Hold On” tour, Colt was surprised on stage in
Camden, NJ this past weekend by Toby himself with an official plaque to
commemorate the achievement. “Drivin’ Around Song” is on Colt’s #1 Billboard album, Declaration of Indepencence, released in August 2013.
Pictured L-R: Toby Keith, Colt Ford, Tony Morreale – VP Marketing and Promotions at Average Joes Entertainment
Photo Credit: Andrew Wendowski
ABOUT COLT FORD
The follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping “Declaration of Independence,” which remained on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart
for more than 58 weeks, "Thanks For Listening," Ford’s 5th studio album
was released on July 1, 2014 and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart, #2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
In 2012, Colt penned two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,”
and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Colt has sold
over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.5 million
Facebook fans and over 100 million YouTube views. Colt was also
recently featured in a two-page cover story in the "Arena" section of
the Wall Street Journal. In October, 2013, Colt hit the road on a
34-city tour with Florida Georgia Line in 2013, and is touring with
Toby Keith this summer. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and
artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his
family in Athens, GA.