With each new release, Colt Ford has managed to raise his mainstream country profile. That’s no easy task for the Georgia-bred country rapper, who still has not gained widespread support at radio. However, whereas Colt’s 2008 debut Ride Through the Country entered the country album chart at No. 24, his latest genre-bending album, Declaration of Independence, scored the top spot – and placed No. 5 on the overall Billboard Top 200 – when released in early August. Fueled by a pounding set of blue-collar anthems, Declaration of Independence relies on staples from both country and hip-hop as Colt delivers his most dynamic set to date.
Defiant in its title, Declaration of Independence opens with the self-statement, “Answer To No One.”
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