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DEADWOOD, S.D. (03/07/16) – Colt Ford. A Georgia native and one-time golf pro, now an entrepreneur and cultural pioneer who started playing the mud truck music circuit before touring with the likes of Toby Keith, Eric Church and Florida Georgia Line will take the Deadwood Mountain Grand stage on Thursday, April 28 at 8pm.
Since the start of his career, Colt Ford has anticipated country music’s current obsession with good times and partying, but he’s having none of it. “I just make music,” he explains. “I don’t think about it in terms of trends. I’m sure other people do. I’m just going to continue to do what sounds right to me. If what I’ve done has opened up the door for other young artists to have success, then I’m glad. But don’t put a label on me. Just listen with an open mind.”
Four of Ford’s five albums have peaked in the Top 10 on the Billboard Country chart, with Chicken & Biscuits (#8), Every Chance I Get (#3), Declaration of Independence (#1) and Thanks for Listening (#2), with the latter two hitting the Billboard 200 at #4 and #10, respectively. All his best-known hits are represented on Answer to No One, a collection of hits. From his debut, “No Trash in My Trailer” and his duets with Brantley Gilbert (“Dirt Road Anthem”) and Jason Aldean (“Drivin’ Around Song”) to collaborations with Jake Owen (“Back”), Duck Dynasty’s Boss Hog Willie Robertson (“Cut ‘Em All”), Eric Church (“Country Thang”), Jamey Johnson (“Cold Beer”), John Michael Montgomery (“Ride Through the Country”) and the Nappy Roots and Nic Cowan (“Waste Some Time”).
“I do these albums for the fans,” he suggests, laughing that he’s never had a song in the Top 40. “These are greatest hits to those people. My life’s on those albums. When you look at the history of music and start picking out the people that really move the needle, most of them didn’t answer to anyone. They did their own thing. It wasn’t as if they were disrespecting anybody else. But I’m going to make music my way. If you want a long career, that’s how you have to do it. You can do what somebody else wants you to, but I don’t think you’ll last too long that way.”
Tickets go on sale for Deadwood Mountain Grand Reward Members at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8 and to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday January 11. They will be available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office – The Company Store – or at ticketmaster.com. Both hotel reservations and ticket arrangements may be made by calling 877-907-GRAND.
For more information, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605-559-0386. To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Resort Casino.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort is the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, which features a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500 seat entertainment and event center and a multi-level parking garage.