Colt Ford Meets Operation Redwing's Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell
NASHVILLE, TN - Average Joes Entertainment recording artist Colt Ford stopped by Travis Television on Friday to meet Marcus Luttrell, a former United States Navy SEAL who received the Navy Cross for his actions in 2005 facing Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wing in Afghanistan. Luttrell, author of the New York Times bestseller, Lone Survivor, is the new spokesperson for the"When They Come Back, We Give Back" media awareness campaign to support military foundations. Luttrell was in town to be interviewed by Travis Television producer, Greg Travis, who is producing promotional videos for the organization.
When Ford learned that Luttrell was a fan of his music and would be in Nashville, he wanted to personally thank him for his outstanding service to our country. Ford is already a supporter of the "When They Come Back, We Give Back" campaign having posed in combat boots as a symbol to remind all Americans to support our military who have faced the harsh realities of combat, returning home with a new set of challenges.
Ford commented, "I thank America's armed forces at the end of each of my shows. We owe so much to those who put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms we have in this country. Meeting Marcus -- knowing all he went through during Operation Redwing -- was humbling, and the way he has bounced back to give back to others who need help is inspiring."
About Marcus Luttrell and Operation Redwing:
In the New York Times best-seller, Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell recounted the harrowing story of Operation Redwing and his SEAL team's fire fights in the desolate mountains of Afghanistan. During hours of attack, Luttrell's three teammates were killed. When an additional team of 8 Navy SEALs and 8 Army Special Operations forces were sent to rescue him by helicopter, they were shot down, leaving no survivors. He has since founded the Lone Survivor Foundation which supports the Lone Survivor Ranch in Central Texas and helps with the needs of returning warriors who have been wounded in battle.
About "When They Come Back, We Give Back":
The campaign was created this past Fall by five patriotic women from Texas, dubbed "The Boot Girls," to build awareness for military foundations by creating and circulating images of American celebrities in combat boots. Randy Houser, Heidi Newfield, Joe Nichols,Emily West, Chuck Wicks, Gretchen Wilson, and Derek Sholl, are among the other country artists who have posed in boots. Website: www.whentheycomeback.org.
About Colt Ford:
Average Joes Entertainment recording artist Colt Ford's sophomore country album, CHICKEN AND BISCUITS (released April 20, 2010), debuted #8 on Billboard's "Top Country Albums" chart, as well as #28 on the publication's overall sales chart, "The Billboard 200." BISCUITS features vocal performances by Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, James Otto, Josh Gracin, and more. Official website: www.coltford.com.
GOLF CHANNEL ANNOUNCES ON-AIR SCHEDULE FOR ONE-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING MONDAY AFTER THE MASTERS GOLF EVENT IN MYRTLE BEACH
Three Separate Airings Scheduled for May With Debut Show on May 11
Colt Ford will be one of the featured artists on the Golf Channel’s special entitled, “Monday After The Masters hosted by Hootie & The Blowfish” will debut in prime time on May 11 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). Subsequent airings will take place on May 12 at 10:00 a.m. and May 22 at 2:00 a.m.
Colt filmed the special a few weeks ago when he placed in the Top 5 teams at the 16th Annual Event.
Chicken and Biscuits #8 on the Country Charts
COLT FORD’S CHICKEN AND BISCUITS DEBUTS TOP 10 ON COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART
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Sophomore album satisfies fans and critics’ appetite
NASHVILLE, TN – April 28, 2010 – Average Joes Entertainment recording artist Colt Ford’s sophomore country album, CHICKEN AND BISCUITS (released April 20, 2010), debut #8 on Billboard’s “Top Country Albums” chart, as well as #28 on the publication’s overall sales chart, “The Billboard 200.” Soundscan credits CHICKEN AND BISCUITS with 14,598 units sold during its first week of release bringing Ford's combined sales to date to 219,274.
"I'm blown away to even be on the chart, so to be in the Top 10 is surreal to me," said Ford. "I want to say 'thank you' to my friends and fans because I make music for y'all and you proved that the little guy (he says laughing) in the music business can make it!"
Fox News Channel sat down with Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels and Ford following his April 20 CD release party in Nashville to discuss the record as well as their unique collaboration and how it resembles a similar union -- when Run-DMC and Aerosmith recorded "Walk This Way" in 1986. The interview is available, HERE.
In more news, ESPN’s Lynn Hoppes said Ford “harks back to ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ sound of Charlie Daniels.” Rhapsody’s Chuck Eddy noted Ford takes “power-chorded swamp funk to the hoedown.” CMT’s Chris Parton added, “What Ford ended up with [on Chicken and Biscuits] is a lyrical flow that speaks the common language of many young people -- ones who grew up with Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris separated from Alan Jackson by only the push of a button on their radio dial.”
Having recently graced the April 2 cover of Pollstar, Ford will continue tour in support of BISCUITS including a stop on Friday, April 30 at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. which will be broadcast live in a streaming, High-Definition format to online fans around the world for $9.95. True View Live will film and stream the show at www.TrueViewLive.com, as well as accessible via Ford’s official website (www.ColtFord.com) and his social media sites, including Facebook, Myspace and iLike beginning at 7:30 pm CT/8:30 pm ET. Complimentary media codes are still available and can be reserved by contacting EB Media PR.
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