Congratulations to Colt Ford and his label Average Joe’s for sending Colt’s new album, “Declaration of Independence” to the #1 spot on the country charts! Just as impressive, the album made it up to #4 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart. This marks the highest debuting chart position for both Colt Ford and and Average Joe’s as a label.
“I just can’t thank my fans enough for making this record No. 1,” says an emotional Ford. “I believed this was my best album yet, and my fans have just proved I was right. Today is a great day and I am so blessed.”
The debut single from the album, “Back,” features Jake Owen and can be heard by clicking here.
While there’s no doubt that Colt has a loyal fan base that pushed this album to #1, it remains to be seen if country radio will finally embrace what the fans already know…Colt Ford is a pioneer with great music that, and let’s be honest here for a minute, is more “country” than many of the top songs on today’s charts (i.e. Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum just to name a few).