Colt Ford brings hick-hop to Lake Winnie

Colt Ford brings hick-hop to Lake Winnie

June 3rd, 2011 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

Country rapper Colt Ford will kick off the Jukebox Junction Summer Concert Series at Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park with two shows Sunday.

Ford grew up listening to country, R&B and hip-hop. The artists he's worked with span that musical spectrum: John Michael Montgomery, Montgomery Gentry, Cledus T. Judd, Bone Crusher, Jermaine Dupri, Adrian Young (NoDoubt) and Jeremy Popoff (Lit), among others.

He earned a 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards nomination for his collaboration with Jamey Johnson on the single "Cold Beer."

Though often delivered with a rapper's edge, Ford's songs pay tribute to the people, pastimes and attitudes that define the country lifestyle. "I talk about everyday real country life, and I believe in real country values: God, family, friends and hard work," he says in his press material. "And if that ain't country, I don't know what is."

His latest single is "Country Thang" from "Every Chance I Get."

JUKEBOX JUNCTION SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

-- Sunday: Colt Ford

-- June 12: Sanctus Real (3 p.m. only)

-- June 26: Tracy Lawrence

-- July 10: Jerrod Niemann

-- July 17: Sidewalk Prophets (3 p.m. only)

-- July 31: Steel Magnolia

-- Aug. 14: Natalie Grant (3 p.m. only)

-- Sept. 4: Confederate Railroad

IF YOU GO

-- What: Colt Ford in concert.

-- When: 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday.

-- Where: Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville.

-- Admission: Free with $5 gate admission; guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and purchase ride tickets ($21 or $14).

-- Phone: 706-866-5681.

-- Website: www.lakewinnie.com.

COLT FORD DISCOGRAPHY

-- 2008: "Ride Through the Country"

-- 2009: "Live From the Suwannee River Jam" and "Country Is as Country Does" EP

-- 2010: "Chicken & Biscuits"

-- 2011: "Every Chance I Get"