1. Zootopia: Grassmere Shows Potential As Nashville's Next Music Nabe

    July 10, 2017 10:40 AM EDT Average Joes, United Pressing and FutureShirts anchor an entertainment cluster away from Music Row. At many companies, the staff girds itself for yelling and ranting when the boss is having a bad day. But just off Nolensville Road in the Grassmere section of Nashville, a handful of music…

  2. Colt Ford Talks New Sounds on Country Radio With Album 'Love Hope Faith'

    May 08, 2017 12:07 PM EDT It’s something that Colt Ford has heard since his first single, 2008’s “Mr. Goodtime,” was released: His style of music -- a fusion of country, southern rock and hip-hop, was a little too far to the left to warrant attention from radio programmers. That's been the reason that his highest…

  3. Colt Ford on Career Highlights & His New 'Classics' Compilation: 'I Fought the Idea for A While'

    October 16, 2015 3:40 PM EDT In his office at Average Joe’s Entertainment south of Nashville, Colt Ford smiles when the subject of greatest-hits albums by country artists comes up. The iconic albums from acts like Kenny Rogers , Alabama and Hank Williams, Jr. all struck a chord with the Georgia native, but Ford himself…

  4. Colt Ford Ready to 'Crank It Up!' With First Live DVD

    December 16, 2014 12:00 PM EST Colt Ford has enjoyed a very successful run in the industry since bursting on the scene in the late 2000s. He co-wrote the Jason Aldean blockbuster "Dirt Road Anthem" with Brantley Gilbert , and has shared the stage with many of the biggest stars in the format. His last four discs…

  5. Country Countdown: Love and Theft, Colt Ford Score No. 1s

    August 16, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Up 2-1 in its 39th week, trio-turned-duo Love And Theft makes chart history with "Angel Eyes," which logs the longest No. 1 climb by a duo or group on Country Songs -- the fourth-slowest by any artist -- during the Nielsen BDS era (since January 1990), surpassing Eli Young Band &…

  6. Brantley Gilbert Soaks Up ACM Nomination: 'Feels Great'

    February 10, 2012 4:05 PM EST Yesterday was a big day for Brantley Gilbert. The singer received the news that he -- along with Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery -- was a nominee for the ACM Top New Artist award. "It feels great," he told Billboard. "I couldn't be more excited." Gilbert said that he…

  7. Colt Ford Craves Country Rap Radio Hit with 'Every Chance I Get'

    May 01, 2011 8:02 AM EDT For those who still consider country rap an oxymoron, Colt Ford is working hard to change that perception with the May 3 release of his album "Every Chance I Get," which includes guest vocals by Tim McGraw , Charlie Daniels and Luke Bryan . "I am a country artist. I live the…