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Colt Ford slated for Opry debut

Monday, January 18, 2010 – Colt Ford will debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage at the Ryman Auditorium on Jan. 30.

"When I heard I was gonna get to play the Grand Ole Opry, I thought they were pulling my leg," said Ford. "I never in a million years thought I would get this chance. This will be as close as I can get to heaven while playing music."

One of the songs that Ford will perform on the Opry is his current single for Average Joes Entertainment, Cold Beer, a new release that features Jamey Johnson on accompanying vocals. His single appears on Ford's debut album, "Ride Through the Country," which was released in 2008 and has sales of more than 120,000 to date.

Ford will continue to tour in support of "Ride," in 2010 with many dates opening for Jason Aldean. Ford's sophomore studio album, "Chickens & Biscuits," is slated for release in April 2010.

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Thanks for Listening CD review - Thanks for Listening
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups notwithstanding, two great tastes don't always taste great together. Take, for instance, country music and rap. Hick hop, if you will. Even the name sounds like an affliction of the diaphragm. Wikipedia says this sub genre really took shape with Bubba Sparxxx in 2001, but those of us with longer memories know artists have been trying to wed these antithetical styles since the Bellamy Brothers "Country Rap" in 1987. Back then, it was known as c-rap, a »»»
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There are those who would reject Colt Ford out of hand, based on his interpretation of country music. No matter how many fiddles and banjos he includes on his songs, no matter how many country singers he duets with, there is the inescapable fact that Ford raps on his songs. While country and rap have had a few successful pairings, the idea of a country rapper hasn't resulted in much significant airplay for Ford, despite record sales that would make any independent artist envious. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Henry comes out the other end a better man – Joe Henry mentioned at the outset that this show was not only the record release celebration, but also the anniversary - to the day - of when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although the songs from this fine new album do not address his illness directly, they many times touch upon the big issues of human existence (life, death and the meaning of it all).... »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
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