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Colt Ford Releases “Slow Ride” Music Video with Mitchell Tenpenny, New Album ‘We The People’ Drops September 20th

Country star and million-selling artist COLT FORD has announced September 20 as the release date for his much-anticipated seventh album, “WE THE PEOPLE VOLUME 1” (Average Joes Entertainment). The 14-song album includes the latest hit. “Slow Ride,” the groove-driven song featuring guest vocals by number-one hitmaker, Mitchell Tenpenny, to create a seriously infectious blend. Pre-order the album here. The accompanying video for “Slow Ride” featuring Tenpenny was directed by Ed Pryor for Hideout Pictures and will premiere today, August 29, on YouTube Premieres here at 6:00pm CDT.

Hailed by Billboard (in its premiere of the lyric video) as a song that “instantly captivates,” “Slow Ride” is available to radio via Play MPE. It is quickly being embraced by radio and streaming platforms, with multiple playlist placements. According to Tom Hanrahan at WDXB in Birmingham, Alabama the #1 sales market for the song in the first week: “First listen to “Slow Ride” and KNEW immediately it was a hit! It’s Colt at his best with M10. How can you go wrong with these two?”

Recently filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, the “Slow Ride” video includes performances by both Ford and Tenpenny as they recount the romantic journey of a couple in love.

For “WE THE PEOPLE VOLUME 1” Ford once again tossed the rule book out the window, perfecting his dynamic and definitive distillation of country, hip-hop, and rock like never before.

“Making this one, I went back to the beginning when I really didn’t know any better,” Ford explains. “I didn’t let anybody tell me the rules or say, ‘You can’t do this; you’ve got to do that.’ Instead, I let the feeling of the songs guide me. The record reignited my passion for playing and making music. My music transcends politics, religion, and rules. That’s what this whole project is about.”

This passion is brilliantly captured on the album, produced by Noah Gordon and Colt Ford, with Shannon Houchins serving as Executive Producer. In between a marathon tour schedule of nearly 150 shows in less than 12 months, they recorded at Ford’s studio in Nashville. Throughout the process, the star pushed himself like never before, maintaining the hallmarks of his signature style, charting new territory, and hitting his most prolific stride to date with the two-part project all at once.

“WE THE PEOPLE VOLUME 1” is a soundtrack for positivity and living life to the fullest for these times. Of course, Ford preserves the right amount of grit and wit to liven and light up any party as his blend of southern rock, modern country, and rap remains downright unbeatable. Alongside guests such as Jimmie Allen (“Back To Them Backroads”), Mitchell Tenpenny (“Slow Ride”), Michael Ray (“Nightcap“), and more, his lead vocals and raps remain as robust and uniformly strong as ever, uniting the disc in a seamless flow. Nevertheless, “How You Lose A Woman” marks an emotional high watermark for “WE THE PEOPLE VOLUME 1.” This vulnerable, vibrant, and vital ballad illuminates Ford’s impressive range as he carries a heart-wrenching hook to the heavens and back.

1, I’m Still Me (Colt Ford, Sam Grow, George Birge, Taylor Phillips)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
2. Slow Ride feat. Mitchell Tenpenny (Colt Ford, Taylor Phillips, Josh Mirenda, Jared Sciullo, Justin David Bertoldie)
Produced by: Phivestarr, Co-Produced by: Noah Gordon
3. We The People (Corey Crowder, James McNair, Brandon Kinney)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
4. Back To Them Backroads feat. Jimmie Allen (Colt Ford, Taylor Phillips, Josh Mirenda, Jared Sciullo, Justin David Bertoldie)
Produced by: Phivestarr, Co-Produced by: Noah Gordon
5.  Red White Blue & Blessed feat. Walker Montgomery (Ben Hayslip, JT Harding, Matt Jenkins)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
6. Nightcap feat. Michael Ray (Tyler Hubbard, Russell Dickerson, David Garcia, Josh Miller, Brian Kelly)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
7. Lucky Scars feat. Eddie Montgomery (Jeffrey Steele, Colt Ford, Gregory Alan Moye)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
8. Where The Water Is feat. Dan Tyminski (Walker Hayes, Thomas Archer)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
9. Bring That “W” Home (Written by: David Lee Murphy, Ben Hayslip, Jimmy Yeary)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
10. Cooter Brown feat. Larry Fleet (Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Morgan Wallen, Chris Stevens)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
11. Bass Like That feat. Dan Tyminski (Taylor Phillips, Matt Roy, Trea Landon, John Gurney)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
12. Time Machine (Taylor Phillips, Erik Dylan, Matt Roy, Brock Berryhill)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
13. How You Lose a Woman (Noah Gordon, Lance Miller, Wade Kirby)
Produced by: Noah Gordon & Shannon Houchins
14. We The People (Remix) feat. DJ KO (Corey Crowder,  James McNair, Brandon Kinney)
Produced by: DJKO

Ford and his band are currently touring the country with a special appearance set for September 17 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville alongside Carly Pearce, The Mavericks, Mark Wills, Dillon Carmichael and more. The entire line up will be announced the week of the show. Tickets are on sale now here.

Catch COLT FORD on tour this year:
09.01.19 – Miami, OK – Buffalo Run Casino
09.06.19 – Hattiesburg, MS- Brewsky’s
09.07.19 – Pocola, OK – Gilley’s Choctaw Casino
09.13.19 – Mt Vernon, KY- Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
09.14.19 – Gibson City, IL- Gibson City Harvest Festival
09.15.19 – Oakland, KY- Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest 2019
09.20.19 – Savannah, GA- Saddle Bags
09.21.19 – Talladega, AL- Top Trails
09.26.19 – Mayetta, KS- Prairie Band Casino & Resort
09.27.29 – Denver, CO- The Grizzly Rose
09.28.19 – Albuquerque, NM- Dirty Bourbon Dance Hall & Saloon
10.03.19 – Foxborough, MA – Six String Grill & Stage
10.04.19 – Worcester, MA- Palladium
10.05.19 – Laconia, NH- Granite State Music Hall NH
10.06.19 – Hermon, ME- Morgan Hill Event Center
10.10.19 – Cumming, GA- Cumming Country Fair and Festival
10.11.19 – Hamilton, OH- Big Buls Roadhouse
10.12.19 – Carmi, IL- Corn Day
10.18.19 – Niceville, FL- Boggy Festival
10.25.19 – Indianapolis, IN-8 Seconds Saloon
10.26.19 – Dubuque, IA- Mississippi Moon Bar at Diamond Jo Dubuque
11.01.19 – Bensalem, PA- Parx Casino
11.02.19 – Bensalem, PA- Parx Casino
11.04.19 – Miami, FL- Brantley Gilbert’s Kick It In The Ship Cruise
11.09.19 – Laughlin, NV- Laughlin Event Center
11.10.19 – Tuscon, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater
11.16.19 – Charleston, SC – Carnival Sunshine
11.22.19 – Jupiter, FL – Abacoa Town Center
11.23.19 – Sanford, FL- The Barn
12.07.19 – Oklahoma City, OK- Diamond Ballroom

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