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Five Fun Facts About Colt Ford
Colt Ford is a one-of-a-kind performer. His totally different musical style blends country, hip hop, and spoken word to create an experience that can’t be replicated. We are happy to host a Colt Ford concert at Isle of Capri Casino® Lula this November. Before the concert, familiarize yourself with this artist with these five fun facts:
1. Before he was a singer, he was a pro golfer
Born Jason Farris Brown, Ford had a career as a pro golfer and even played on the Nationwide Tour. Ultimately, it was a sprinkler that took him out – he broke his leg on a sprinkler head one evening, an event that forced his retirement from golf.
2. He takes inspiration from Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
The first concert he attended featured Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, two music legends. He remembered that concert his whole life and, when his golf career was over, he decided to make a foray into the music business.
3. He started his own label
Once he decided to focus his career on music, he took it all the way, cofounding Average Joe’s Entertainment as a platform with which to launch his career. He also picked up credits for writing songs with such artists as Brantley Gilbert, Jamey Johnson, and Jeremy Popoff.
4. Sometimes it takes a while for his songs to chart
His first album “Ride Through the Country” was released in late 2008, with the singles “No Trash in My Trailer” and “Ride Through the Country.” The latter made it to the Hot Country Songs chart, but not until October of 2009. The same thing happened when he appeared on a rap remix of Montgomery Gentry’s single “Roll with Me.” By his third album, however, he was all caught up, as his single “Country Thang” charted before the album even debuted.
5. He has a unique style called “Hick-Hop”
Though Colt Ford mainly takes his musical style from country, he also blends a significant hip hop influence in as well. He then combines these two inspirations with a spoken word style hearkening back to the likes of Tex Williams and Johnny Cash. The result is an utterly unique genre!
Hear the amazing Colt Ford at Isle of Capri Casino Lula on Friday, November 25, 2016! The concert will be held in the Flamingo Bay Ballroom. Tickets can be purchased online at http://lula.isleofcapricasinos.com/entertainment/colt-ford.html. We hope to see you there!
- Tickets are $25
- Event begins at 8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm
- Must be 21 or older to attend
- All sales final, tickets are nonrefundable