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COLT FORD'S "RIDE THROUGH THE COUNTRY (DELUXE EDITION)" SET FOR RELEASE JUNE 29, 2018

Colt Ford's "Ride Through The Country (Deluxe Edition)" Album
Set for Release June 29, 2018

 "Ride Through The Country Summer 25-City Tour"  Kicks Off In Nashville During CMA Music Fest Week


Nashville, TN (June 5, 2018)...“Ride Through The Country,” country star Colt Ford’s breakthrough album on Average Joes Entertainment, will be released as a Deluxe Edition June 29, 2018 to commemorate Ford’s first decade of making music and entertaining fans. “Ride Through The Country (Deluxe Edition)” features the 14 original fan favorites, plus five additional tracks and is available for pre-order here. Special pre-order bundles are available via the Average Joes Superstore here and include a limited-edition poster, t-shirts and more. Ford continues his Ride Through The Country this summer when he embarks on a 25-city national summer tour (see dates below).

Instrumental in launching Ford’s career in country music in 2008, “Ride Through The Country,” yielded an Academy of Country Music nomination for Vocal Event of the Year for “Cold Beer f/Jamey Johnson.” In addition, "Dirt Road Anthem," written by Ford and Brantley Gilbert, went on to become the first #1 song for both artists as songwriters when Jason Aldean cut the track in 2010. Also featured on the title track, "Ride Through The Country," is John Michael Montgomery.

Fans will enjoy the journey back in time to hear five more familiar tracks – the PBR anthem, “Buck ‘Em;” the Outdoor Channel theme, “Huntin’ The World;” the NASCAR song, “Left Ya’ll in The Dust;” “Big White Redneck f/Craig Campbell” and “Day in the Life f/Andy Griggs,” written by Jamey Johnson.

Ride Through The Country Summer Tour dates are as follows:

06/07/18 - Nashville,TN - Redneck Riviera Bash On Broadway
06/08/18 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place
06/09/18 - Williamsport, MD - Bud Fest 2018
06/15/18 - Rosemont, IL - Joe's Live
06/16/18 - Dubuque, IA - Q Casino
06/22/18 - Hopkinsville, KY - Western KY State Fair
06/23/18 - Petersburg, IL - Mernard County Fairgrounds
07/06/18 - Winston-Salem, NC - Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
07/07/18 - Chillicothe, OH - Ohio Jeep Fest
07/20/18 - Jacksonville, NC - The Tarheel
07/21/18 - Blue Ridge, GA - Blue Ridge Motorsports Park
07/27/18 - Brownfield, TX - 4B Bike and Music Fest
07/28/18 - Dam Music Fest - El Dorado Lake - El Dorado, KS
08/03/18 - Copemish, MI - Twisted Trails Offroad Park
08/04/18 - Taylorville, IL - Tailgate N’Tallboys Music Mud Bog @ South Fork Dirt Riders
08/05/18 - Fort Madison, IA - Riverfest
08/07/18 - Pittsfield, PA - Warren County Fair
08/08/18 - Ocean City, MD - Cowboy Coast Saloon
08/17/18 - Halethorpe, MD - Fish Head Cantina
08/18/18 - Lowell, MA - Rock'n 4 Heroes - Veterans Benefit
08/24/18 - Knoxville, TN - Cotton Eyed Joe
08/25/18 - Summerville, GA - Chattooga County Ag Fair
08/29/18 - Sparks, NV - Nugget Casino Resort - Nugget Rib Cook-off
09/02/18 - Mt. Gilead, OH - Morrow County Fair
09/07/18 - Cincinnati, OH - Stage Forty-Three


About Colt Ford
In 2012, Colt co-wrote two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” His album, "Declaration of Independence," topped the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart at #1, and was followed by, "Thanks For Listening," in July 2014. "Thanks For Listening" charted at #1 on Billboard's Independent Albums, #1 on Billboard's Rap Albums chart, #2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart and #10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Colt and his band are featured in “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” starring David Spade, which was released in July 2015 on Crackle TV.

To date, Colt has sold over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.6 million Facebook Likes and over 100 million YouTube views.  Colt has toured with Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Watkinsville, GA.

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