Colt Ford Enjoys Reuniting With Artist Friends, ‘Out of Control’ Crowds at Festivals
Colt Ford is ready and excited to play for the big crowds at this summer's country music festivals.
The singer is set to play at both the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival and Country Jam 2015, and Ford says that he's excited for the chaos that comes with playing at a festival, but he's equally looking forward to getting the chance to hang out with his fellow performers between shows.
"[The crowds] can get out of control, which is fun for me; I like that. You get out on the campgrounds, [and] there's all kinds of crazy things going on," Ford says. "But it's also a chance to get to play with multiple artists that sometimes you don't get to see during [other tours]. You know, you're going this way, they're going that way, so you get to see your buddies and have a chance at the festivals, a lot of times, to hang out a little bit. It's a lot of fun.
"And then, when you get the right group of artists together, you never know what may happen -- people jumping on stage and things like that," he adds, "so that's always a lot of fun."
The 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival, which is set for June 12-14 at New York State's Hunter Mountain, will feature performances from Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Billy Currington, the Eli Young Band, Ford and many more. Country Jam 2015 takes place the following week (June 18-21) in Grand Junction, Colo., and includes performances by McGraw, Urban, Keith, the Band Perry, Currington, Kacey Musgraves, Ford and more.
Ford recently released a moving music video for his song "Workin' On," which shines a light on the struggle with PTSD that many returning veterans are facing. For the clip, Ford teamed up with the Lone Survivor Foundation and its founder, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.
“When this song came about, I had an idea with it. I just had a vision, and you know me: I like to do some things others won’t do ..." Ford says. "We shot a little mini-movie that’s pretty intense. It’s really intense. Most people I don’t think would probably do it, because it’s a little bit too intense, and sometimes people are a little afraid to broach those subjects that are like that. But for me, it needed to be done. It needs to be talked about."
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