CMT artist ERIC DURRANCE, founder and frontman for TOBACCO RD BAND, is proud to announce the official release of the band's smokin'-hot new single, "THAT'S COUNTRY" featuring COLT FORD.
Billboard Country News Editor Chuck Dauphin says this about the just-unleashed TRB-Ford collaboration:
"'That's Country' could very well be the modern-day anthem for the 18-34-year-old demo. Tobacco Rd Band has a great sense of musicianship that comes across ALMOST as well as their exuberance and their energy!"
Released by Big Southern Entertainment, "That's Country" is available now for digital download via iTunes. But even before its official Feb. 5 release, the feel-good track had generated a buzz, with early adds at country radio's 103.1/The Wolf in Tallahassee and 106.1/The Twister in Tulsa.
"The audience response to this song has been amazing,” Durrance says. “Everybody loves the song and they’re singing along by the second chorus. … Our hope is that Colt fans will appreciate it and become our fans, too. We feel like his fans are our kinda people. If you like Colt Ford, you're probably gonna like Tobacco Rd Band.”
Following the single release of “That’s Country” via iTunes, the Coors Light-sponsored Tobacco Rd Band--who just earned the 2013 Tally Award for "Best Group"--will release a “six-pack” EP for fans. Fans also can also watch for Durrance and TRB to be the featured cover story in the February issue of Nashville Music Guide.
To stay current on the latest TRB news, including concerts and music updates, please access the band’s Facebook page, official website or Twitter.
- iTunes Link: To purchase a digital download of "THAT'S COUNTRY," the single, please click here.
More about Eric Durrance & Tobacco Rd Band
CMT touring artist Eric Durrance formed the Tobacco Rd Band in 2010. The Tallahassee-born, four-piece band came out of the gate running in and accomplished more in its first year than what some bands spend a lifetime trying to do. Powered by the songwriting of hit-tunesmith Durrance, the soulful guitar playing of Lex Vance, the solid bass playing of Aaron Halford and the feel-good rhythm of drummer Joe Markham, the Tobacco Rd. Band has been a hit with country fans since the first time they stepped on stage. Earlier this month, TRB was named "Best Band" in the 2013 Tally Awards.
Lead vocalist-songwriter Durrance, who opened for Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum on the 2008 CMT Tour, returned to his Florida roots to create the musical entity that he has called his "dream team." Says Durrance: “These are some of the best musicians that I have had the privilege to share the stage with.”
With a nonstop touring schedule and regional radio success to its credit, Tobacco Rd Band, in addition to performing its original crowd-pleasers such as "Stiff Drink," "Tailgate Saturday." "Boom!"and "Get A Little Loud," also performs the top-10 "Eight Second Ride" hit recorded by country singer Jake Owen, which was co-written by Durrance. The success of the latter song has opened many doors for Durrance & his Tobacco Rd players and continues to be a favorite in the band's set list.
Durrance & TRB are destined for even greater success. This rocking-country band is in it to win it, and by their own decree, music lovers are advised to "hold on tight cause it's gonna be wilder than any 'Eight Second Ride'!"
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In the song, Colt lets everyone know who he is and what he stands for. Tweet your favorite lyrics from the video with the hashtag #ATNO to let everyone know that you "Answer to No One!" Click HERE or the image below to watch the new video. The song "Answer to No One" and the album Declaration of Independence can be found on iTunes.
Also look out for Montgomery Gentry's passionate, personal, and real new single, "I'll Keep the Kids."
Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic
Announced for September 24, 2012
Nashville, TN (August 20, 2012)—Country artist and former PGA golfer Colt Fordhas announced his First Annual Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic to be held on September 24, 2012 at the beautiful Chateau Elan located just outside of Atlanta, GA. Proceeds will help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
“I could not think of a better way to raise money than playing golf with a group of my good buddies,” says Ford. “I really wanted to help contribute to the efforts of the amazing doctors, researches and staff at St. Jude. I am thankful for the opportunity to give back to such an outstanding organization. ”
Artists joining Ford in his effort to raise much needed funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital include Darius Rucker, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Jamey Johnson, John Anderson, John Michael Montgomery, Jason Michael Carol, Edwin McCain, Laura Bell Bundy, Wanya Morris and Nate Morris from Boyz II Men, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, plus professional golfers Tommy Gainy, Brian Gay, Heath Slocum, Harris English, Brendan Todd, Hudson Swofford, Brian Harmon, Kyle Thomson, William McGirt, Tommy Biershenk, Ken Duke, Scott Brown, Boo Weekley, Matt Bettincourt, Josh Broadaway, Kris Blanks, Sean Cain and celebrities Corey Miller and Jeff Foxworthy.
Colt Ford & Friends Celebrity Golf Classic is sponsored in part by Akins Ford, AO Smith, Roswell Food Group, Country Girl Cocktails, Foxworthy Outdoors, Adams Golf, Roswell Food Group, and Mr. Goodtime Moonshine.
About St. Jude:
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
About Colt Ford:
Known for his authentic brand of country, Colt Ford has been breaking down music barriers selling millions of albums and digital singles since his debut album, Ride Through the Country, was released in 2008. Since then the countrified lyric-master has gone on to release Chicken & Biscuits, debuting at #8 on the Top Country Albums chart in 2010 and his 2011 release Every Chance I Get debuted at #3. His fourth studio album, Declaration of Independence, was released August 7, 2012, and debuted at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart and took the #4 spot on Billboard 200 chart. Selling over 31k albums in one week madeDeclaration of Independence the highest debut for Colt Ford and for his indie record label, Average Joes Entertainment. With over 500k Facebook fans, 7 million views on YouTube, Colt Ford is a force to be reckoned with and his music undeniably hits home to fans of all ages. From headlining his own 2012 Declaration of Independence tour, to owning his own brand of Goodtime Vodka andMoonshine, to his a best-selling "Mr. Goodtime" burger for Santa Fe Cattle Co, Colt Ford is declaring much more than his independence, becoming a staple in the genre for country music fans. www.coltford.com
Listen to Colt Ford's New Album
Go pick up Mud Digger 3 at your local major retailer or on iTunes Now!
"Back" will be available for purchase on iTunes on June 19 and Colt's new album, Declaration of Independence will be in-stores August 7. Until then, take a listen to the song HERE and call in to your local radio station to request "Back."
New Colt Ford Album, Declaration of Independence,Nashville,
12, 2012) -- Average Joes Entertainment's Colt
shipped his lead single, "Back,"
from his forthcoming albumDeclaration
to country radio. The new single, with its standout and relatable
lyrics, features Colt
RCA Records Label Nashville star Jake
To Be Released Nationwide, August 7
Written by Colt Ford, Shannon Houchins, Noah Gordon, and Mike Hartnett, "Back" is a compelling single filled with meaningful lyrics that come straight out of Colt Ford's childhood memories. "This is such a personal song for me. It’s my life. It’s about my past and my future. I talk about friends that are no longer here and I talk about the way I grew up,” explains Ford. "To have one of my best friends in the music business, Jake Owen, be a part of this song with me is a big deal. It's a song that I wanted a friend of mine to be a part of and Jake is just on fire and one of my favorite singers. He captured the emotion that I had in this song. I think everyone, when they hear this song, will want to call home."
"Back" can be found on Ford's upcoming fourth studio album, Declaration of Independence, to be released Average Joes Entertainment August 7, 2012. This highly anticipated 15-track album release features collaborations with Jason Aldean, Boyz II Men, Kix Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker and more.
About Colt Ford:
Known for his authentic brand of country, Colt Ford has been breaking down music barriers selling an impressive 900k total albums and 3.1 million digital singles since the his debut album, Ride Through the Country, was released in 2008. Since then the countrified lyric-master has gone on to release Chicken & Biscuits, debuting at #8 on the Top Country Album Chart in 2010 and his 2011 release Every Chance I Get debuted at #3. With close to 500k Facebook fans and over 5 million views on YouTube, Colt Ford is a force to be reckoned with and his music undeniably hits home to fans of all ages. From headlining his own 2012 Declaration of Independence tour, to owning his own brand of Goodtime Vodkaand Moonshine, to his a best-selling "Mr. Goodtime" burger for Santa Fe Cattle Co, Colt Ford is declaring much more than his independence, becoming a staple in the genre for country music fans.
For more information on Colt Ford, visit www.coltford.com
To insure all ages can enjoy the show, family friendly zones have been created at the
venues. General admission tickets will go on sale February 15 and can be purchased through
Etix.com, as well as ColtFord.com. Additional tour dates will be announced at a later time.
General admission ticket packages start at $25. Fans who purchase pre-sale tickets will be
sent an exclusive 4-song EP with never-before-released cuts from Colt Ford, The Lacs,
JB and the Moonshine Band and Lenny Cooper. For more ticket information and tour
packages, visit ColtFord.com
“This last year has been just unbelievable,” Eddie Montgomery said. “We have a new album that T and I are so proud of, a new label that is rockin’ and the support we’ve had from our friends at radio and on the road is just awesome.”
“We are really proud to be nominated and blessed to be living our dream for as long as we have been,” Troy Gentry added. “As always, we are truly humbled to be included in this category once again.
COLT FORD AND JOE NICHOLS JOIN THE 10TH ANNUAL CHARLIE DANIELS BAND & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS 4 KIDS CONCERT!By My Country Space
Charlie Daniels will host the 10th Anniversary Benefit
Concert Monday, November 21, 2011 at the Ryman
Nashville, TN – Top country artists Colt Ford and Joe Nichols have just been annouced as the latest additions to the line-up for the 10th Anniversary of the Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids (a division of Christmas For Kids, Inc.). They will be joining previously announced artists Phil Vassar and Sawyer Brown to round out the line-up for this special event. The Charlie Daniels Band will also take the stage throughout the night, as Daniels will play host for entire evening.
Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence
for over 25 years providing many children, each year, with their
very own shopping spree. The funds generated by the concert, and
the Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give
over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long
shopping excursion. The special day consists of a
chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer's luxury
tour bus, lunch, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at
College Heights Baptist Church. To wrap up the day, the tour
buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tennessee Walmart,
where the kids receive a brand new winter coat, and $150.00
to spend on anything they want!
Tickets for the concert are available through Christmas 4 Kids online at www.Christmas4kids.org, beginning September 15, 2011.
Tier One tickets: $60.00, Tier Two tickets: $32.50 - available September 15, 2011
Any remaining reserved seating, Tier Two $32.50 only - available through Ticketmaster beginning October 21, 2011
This concert is sponsored in part by 95.5 WSM FM, Bob Parks Realty (Sumner County office), and coach manufacturer, Prevost Car, Inc.
Charlie Daniels & Friends Charity Concert
Featuring The Charlie Daniels Band, Phil Vassar, Colt Ford, Joe Nichols & Sawyer Brown
A benefit for Christmas 4 Kids
Monday, November 21st / 7:00 PM / Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN