Colt Ford To Make Opry Debut

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Colt Ford To Make Opry Debut


As a new country music artist, there is one rite of passage that truly cements your place within the format, and if you’re Colt Ford, it’s not surpassing the 100,000 album sales mark, and it’s not having artists like Jamey Johnson sing on your single and hearing it on the radio, although Ford admits both highlights were cool. The true stamp of approval is an invitation to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage at the Ryman Auditorium, the most hallowed institution in country music” and on January 30th, that dream will be realized when Ford makes his Opry debut.

“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, “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 consistently charted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with sales of over 120,000 to date.

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