Colt Ford’s “Drivin’ Around Song” feat. Jason Aldean Goes Gold (@ColtFord @JasonAldean)
Colt Ford is celebrating a major milestone with the announcement that his single, “Drivin’ Around Song,” feat. Jason Aldean, has been certified Gold by the RIAA. A significant achievement for any record label, especially one that is wholly independent, “Drivin’ Around Song” is featured on Ford’s #1 Billboard album, “Declaration Of Independence,” released in August 2012.
“So many people were instrumental in the success of this record,” commented Ford. “I want to specifically thank John Marks at The Highway for leading the way, as well as all the FM and AM stations across the country who played it, Jason Aldean for lending his brilliant vocals to the song, and Craig Wiseman, Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson for writing a big ole’ hit!”
Tony Morreale, AJE’s VP Marketing/Promotion remarked, “Colt’s fans are some of the best and most loyal out there, and they’ve voted with their time and money, again. Without the fans there is no certification by the RIAA.”
Most recently, Ford celebrated the release of his fifth studio album, “Thanks For Listening,” which debuted at #2 on Billboard Top Country Albums chart, #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart, and in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. In addition, Ford’s first album, “Ride Through The Country,” has sold an aggregate of 1 million tracks since its release six years ago.
About Colt Ford
The follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping “Declaration of Independence,” which remained on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for more than 58 weeks, “Thanks For Listening,” Ford’s 5th studio album was released on July 1, 2014 and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart, #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. “Ride Through the Country,” In 2012, Colt penned two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Colt has sold over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.5 million Facebook fans and over 100 million YouTube views. Colt was also recently featured in a two-page cover story in the “Arena” section of the Wall Street Journal. In October, 2013, Colt hit the road on a 34-city tour with Florida Georgia Line in 2013, and is touring with Toby Keith this summer. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA. www.ColtFord.com.