With the release of Colt's brand new album 'Declaration of Independence' on Tuesday, August 7th, we wanted to share some of the great reviews that are rolling in. Still need to declare your independence? Order 'Declaration of Independence' on iTunes HERE.
Roughstock: "Colt Ford has one of the most fascinating sounds to come out of country music in recent years, and I'm glad to see him having success, even if only at an 'underground' level…He truly is a rough-edged but good-natured country boy who knows exactly what he's talking about, and he knows that there's more to life than partying. And just like before, he knows how to prove that country and rap are two great tastes that taste great together."
Country Music Rocks: "Every now and then there is an album released and once you hear it, you start calling all your friends and have them come over to listen. Colt Ford’s 'Declaration of Independence' is one of those albums…Colt Ford loves America and that’s very evident from the album cover and it continues with the first track, 'Answer To No One.' He isn’t afraid to speak his mind and doesn’t care what you think. Colt Ford co-wrote Jason Aldean’s smash hit 'Dirt Road Anthem.' Jason joins Colt for 'Drivin' Around' and it makes you want to go hop in your car or truck and just take off. 'All In' is a true honky tonk song. Featuring Kix Brooks, this song should be played in every country bar from Oregon to North Carolina and all points in between."
USA Today: "Purists of country and rap may not cotton to Ford's fusion of the genres, but for kids growing on both, he's inevitable. Ford isn't above cornpone humor ('Do you know Hugh? … Hugh Damn Right.'), and he aligns politically with Hank Williams Jr. But between the high-powered guests and his dead-on takes of small-town life, this album will resonate long after the novelty wears off."
Taste of Country: "He’s still singing about family values while sharing stories from his life, it just sounds much more honest. On songs like ‘Happy in Hell,’ ‘DWI’ and ‘Driving Around Song’ (featuring Jason Aldean), the 41-year-old gives hip-hop a great big bear hug by including electronic instruments, adding heavy vocal effects (is Aldean on auto-tune?) and including guests like Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men."
Country Fan Network: "There is a lot to like on 'Declaration of Independence' and I think Colt has a definite winner here. How’s this how about we don’t pigeon hole Colt Ford into a specific genre, maybe we should just enjoy his individual spirit and his great talent and I deem that if we must put him into a specific genre then I propose we create a new one and call it 'Funtry'"
Country Music Is Love: "Fans of Colt aren’t just semi-fans, they’re hardcore, diehard fans and their numbers are growing. They love him for being who he is and not changing it regardless of how much success he garners. This album could go platinum and there’s no doubt that Colt Ford will still be that good ol’ country boy who likes riding around in his truck and campaigning for the acceptance of his style of ‘country rap.’ This album is pure Colt Ford, plain and simple, and it’s worth a listen. Anyone with an open mind who is willing to accept that the boundaries of all genres of music are constantly being expanded will be drawn in by Colt Ford."
Associated Press: "Colt Ford's new album 'Declaration of Independence' proves that his breakthrough success doesn't mean he'll start playing by contemporary country music's rules. The title not only emphasizes that he records for an independent label, it underscores he has the freedom to speak his mind in ways many corporate-groomed country stars are too cautious to do. Ford isn't the first to blend country with rap and hard rock, a reflection of what can be found on the iPods of young, rural Americans these days. But Ford flaunts this polyglot style more aggressively, more seamlessly and more entertainingly than others."