Colt Ford Headlines Four States Fair & Rodeo Concert–Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday
Kicker 102.5 and the Four States Fair present Colt Ford in concert at Friday, September 18, at the Four States Fairgrounds following the rodeo in Texarkana.
Tickets to the concert include fair admission and go on sale Wednesday, June 10, for $15 through Tuesday June 16. But get your tickets early because on June 17, ticket prices will be $20 up until the day of the show, September 18, when they will go to $25. Tickets may be purchased online.
You’re sure to love this groundbreaking performance as Ford blends country music and hip-hop rhythms together for one big party. Colt Ford is an unassuming good old country boy from Georgia, a one-time pro golfer turned songwriter and musician who has struck a chord with his growing fan base.
His fifth album, Thanks For Listening, was recorded on his own perfectly named Average Joes Entertainment label, which returns the favor to the fans, offering his audience a humble token of his appreciation. Ford is a cultural force who is ready to go from cult status to a household name, from the mud trucker events where he started to arena stages, where he’ll next be seen sharing the bill with Toby Keith on his “Shut Up and Hold On” summer tour, where thousands of red solo cups will be raised in celebration.
I have fun playing, and when you see me having fun, you’ll have fun, too.
The follow-up to 2012’s chart-topping Declaration of Independence, which remained on the Billboard Country Album chart for more than 58 weeks, Thanks for Listening features collaborations with such pals as Keith Urban ("She’s Like"), Duck Dynasty’s Boss Hog, Willie Robertson (“Cut ‘Em All”), Jerrod Niemann (“Crickets”), Randy Houser (“Washed in the Mud”), Justin Moore (“Farm Life”), Chase Rice (the first single, “The High Life”), Lee Brice (“Sip It Slow”), Walker Hayes (“Dirty Side”) and Daniel Lee (the title track).
Ford compares his unique style to the spoken-word songs of country greats like Tex Williams (“Smoke Smoke Smoke that Cigarette”), Roger Miller (“Hot Rod Lincoln”), Johnny Cash (“A Boy Named Sue”) or C.W. McCall (“Convoy”).
“I certainly put my own spin on it, or take it to another level,” he says. “Country music keeps changing. That’s what makes music beautiful and great. It means different things to different people. I have fun playing, and when you see me having fun, you’ll have fun, too."
Only bleacher seating will be available inside the fairgrounds arena so seats will be on a first come, first-served basis.
So don't forget to get your tickets starting tomorrow, Wednesday, June 10, for $15 through Tuesday June 16. On June 17, the tickets are $20 until the day of the show, September 18, when they will go up to $25. Tickets may be purchased online.
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