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Toby Keith Surprised Colt Ford

Cold Ford’s “Drivin’ Around Song” Certified Gold
Toby Keith Surprised Colt with Plaque on Stage

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

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.

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