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Ford independence takes him to the top

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – Colt Ford's fourth studio album, "Declaration of Independence," stands alone at the top of the the Billboard Country albums chart and fifth overall on the Billboard 200. This is the highest career album debut for Ford and his independent record label, Average Joes Entertainment.

Ford took over the top of the country charts from Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged."

"I just can't thank my fans enough for making this record No. 1," said an emotional Ford. "I believed this was my best album yet, and my fans have just proved I was right. Today is a great day and I am so blessed."

The charts are officially out on Thursday.

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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. »»»
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