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Colt Ford To Perform At Lake Winnepesaukah May 19
Country music sensation Colt Ford will perform at Lake Winnepesaukah’s Jukebox Junction Stage on Sunday, May 19, with shows at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m
Colt Ford is back with his best album ever and all it took was a return to his roots. “I went backwards,” Colt says. “I went back to Ride Through The Country.” Which is not to say Colt simply re-hashed his breakthrough album. Quite the contrary, in fact.
Declaration of Independence, released on Colt’s own Average Joe’s Entertainment, will no doubt go down as one of the most noteworthy releases of 2012, which is saying a lot for a man who has already sold nearly a million albums and 3 million downloads. From planting his patriotic flag on the album’s first track, Answer to No One, and closing the album with a prayer on the poetic, honest, and heartfelt Angels and Demons, which features a conversation with God, the Athens, Georgia native has covered every human emotion on this record and then some.
In all, Colt wrote or co-wrote 14 of the album’s 15 tracks. “This album is very real and honest and by far the best record I’ve ever made.” Colt says with pride. “The last two records – I stand up and cheer for them – but I tried to make a lot of people happy on the last two records and I took the edge off of it. On this record I put the edge back on there.”
Colt’s list of guest superstars on Declaration of Independence is an impressive one. Jason Aldean, for whom Colt co-wrote the smash Dirt Road Anthem, lends his vocal talents to Drivin’ Around, while Jake Owen adds his unique spin on Back, the album’s first single and a very personal song that Colt co-wrote. With a strong hook and powerful verses, Back will make everyone that hears it want to call their mom and dad to talk about growing up.
His collaboration with Darius Rucker on Way Too Early is another of the album’s highlights. “I’ve know Darius for a while and he’s got such a distinctive voice. I thought this song suited him very well,” says Colt. “The song says it all: Sometimes late comes way too early. Everyone can relate to that. Sometimes things are over way too soon.”
Meanwhile, Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn fame guests on All In and label mates Montgomery Gentry add their distinctive gusto to Ain’t Out Of The Woods. “That’s as country honky tonk as you can possibly get,” Colt says of the former tune.
Those familiar with Colt’s lotta-fun-legacy shouldn’t be surprised that Declaration of Independence is chock-full of good time anthems and left turns. In the same way a superstar athlete leaves everything he has on the field, Colt knows no other way to perform than to be all in. “I give everything I’ve got when I go out on stage,” he says. “It’s about the fans. That’s my goal, to reach and touch as many people as I can. I don’t really have any goals beyond that. I’m so blessed and lucky to play music for a living.” “There’s nothing about me that ain’t country,” Colt says with a laugh.
As millions of fans and Colt’s artist friends know, truer words have never been spoken.
Colt Ford will perform at Lake Winnepesaukah’s Jukebox Junction Stage on Sunday, May 19, with shows at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. An Unlimited Ride Pass is $26. All guests under 16 must be accompanied by a guest age 16 or over and must purchase either an Unlimited Ride Pass for $26 or a Ticket Package for $18. A Youth/Senior Ride Pass is $10 for children ages 1 and 2 and adults 65 and older. A special Concert Only pass is $10 for ages 16 and older. Parking is free. Park hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm on Saturdays, and 12 noon to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. Lake Winnepesaukah is recognized as one of America’s top ten family amusement parks by Travel and Leisure magazine. For more information, call (706) 866-5681 or toll free (877) LAKEWIN or visit the web site at www.lakewinnie.com.
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Hilary Swank says it's not like she goes looking for roles with people who end up dead.
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Claire Coffee says Portland, Oregon isn't the easiest place to have a long-distance relationship.
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Claire Coffee says fans of "Grimm" seem to have no problem tracking down where the crew is shooting on any given day.
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