Ride Through the Country

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Ride Through the Country
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 2, 2008 (2008-12-02)
GenreCountry rap
Length53:15
LabelAverage Joe's Entertainment
ProducerShannon Houchins, Jared Sciullo, Justin Spillner, Scott Weatherwax, Jeremy Popoff
Colt Ford chronology
Ride Through the Country
(2008)
Country Is as Country Does
(2009)
Singles from Ride Through the Country
  1. "No Trash in My Trailer"
    Released: 2009
  2. "Ride Through the Country"
    Released: 2009
  3. "Cold Beer"
    Released: 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Roughstock[1]

Ride Through the Country is the debut album released by country rap artist Colt Ford. It was released on December 2, 2008, on the independent Average Joe's label. It features guest appearances by John Michael Montgomery on the title track (which was released as the album lead-off single) as well as an appearance from Jamey Johnson on "Cold Beer".[1] "Dirt Road Anthem" was later covered by co-writer Brantley Gilbert on his album Halfway to Heaven, and once again by Jason Aldean for his album My Kinda Party, both from 2010.

As of August 6, 2014, the album has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States without the benefit of a major radio single.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Matt Bjorke of Roughstock compared the album to a Cowboy Troy album. Bjorke stated "Cowboy Troy's fun music often felt like a novelty, Colt Ford's Ride Through The Country is an underground, indie rap album that recalls southern rapper Bubba Sparxxx."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ride Through the Country" (duet with John Michael Montgomery)C. Ford, S. Houchins, D. Jones, J. Scuillo, J. Spillner4:34
2."Mr. Goodtime"Ford, Houchins, Scuillo, Spillner3:53
3."No Trash in My Trailer (Revisited)"Mike Dekle, Ford, Byron Hill3:25
4."Cold Beer" (duet with Jamey Johnson)Ford, Houchins, Scuillo, Spillner3:42
5."Never Thought" (duet with Lindsey Hager)Ford, K. Garrity, Scuillo, Spillner3:53
6."Saddle Up" (featuring Attitude)T. Clayton, Ford, Scuillo, Spillner3:58
7."Waffle House" (featuring Sunny Ledfurd)D. Bakalli, Ford, S. Weatherwax4:18
8."Twisted"Ford, W. Hardnett, Weatherwax4:22
9."Tailgate"Ford, J. Johnson, J. Popoff3:48
10."Dirt Road Anthem" (featuring Brantley Gilbert)Ford, B. Gilbert3:44
11."Good God O'Mighty"Ford, Houchins, Scuillo, Spillner3:35
12."Like Me"Ford, D. Stanley, Weatherwax3:45
13."Gangsta of Love" (featuring Bone Crusher)E. Curtis, A. Ertegun, Ford, Hardnett, S. Miller, Scuillo, Spillner3:46
14."I Can't Sing"Ford, Weatherwax2:30

Revisited album[edit]

The album was re-released on five years later as Ride Through the Country (Revisited) on September 30, 2013, with new versions as well the original versions of the hit songs.[3][4]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ride Through the Country" (featuring John Michael Montgomery, Ronnie Dunn & Joe Diffie)C. Ford, S. Houchins, D. Jones, J. Scuillo, J. Spillner5:11
2."Mr. Goodtime" (duet with Ronnie Dunn)Ford, Houchins, Scuillo, Spillner3:56
3."No Trash In My Trailer (Revisited)" (duet with Joe Diffie)Mike Dekle, Ford, Byron Hill3:25
4."Cold Beer" (duet with Jamey Johnson)Ford, Houchins, Scuillo, Spillner3:42
5."Never Thought" (duet with Wynonna Judd)Ford, K. Garrity, Scuillo, Spillner4:25
6."Saddle Up" (featuring Charlie Farley & Attitude)T. Clayton, Ford, Scuillo, Spillner3:58
7."Waffle House" (duet with John Anderson)D. Bakalli, Ford, S. Weatherwax4:28
8."Twisted"Ford, W. Hardnett, Weatherwax4:22
9."Tailgate" (featuring with The Lacs)Ford, J. Johnson, J. Popoff3:48
10."Dirt Road Anthem" (featuring Brantley Gilbert)Ford, B. Gilbert3:44
11."Good God O'Mighty"Ford, Houchins, Scuillo, Spillner3:35
12."Like Me" (featuring Charlie Daniels)Ford, D. Stanley, Weatherwax3:45
13."Gangsta of Love" (featuring Bone Crusher)E. Curtis, A. Ertegun, Ford, Hardnett, S. Miller, Scuillo, Spillner3:46
14."I Can't Sing"Ford, Weatherwax2:30
15."Ride Through the Country" (duet with John Michael Montgomery)C. Ford, S. Houchins, D. Jones, J. Scuillo, J. Spillner4:34

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country
2009 "No Trash in My Trailer (Revisited)"
"Ride Through the Country" 57
2010 "Cold Beer" 53
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Matt Bjorke (July 9, 2009). "Colt Ford Ride Through the Country". Roughstock. Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  2. ^ "Colt Ford Achieves Massive Milestone | RoughStock". roughstock.com. Archived from the original on 2014-08-08.
  3. ^ Dan Harr (September 30, 2013). "Colt Ford's "Ride Through The Country (Revisited)" Out Today". Music News Nashville.
  4. ^ Liv Carter (September 30, 2013). "Album Review: Ride Through the Country Revisited – Colt Ford". Little Rebellion Music.
  5. ^ "Colt Ford Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Colt Ford Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  7. ^ "Colt Ford Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  8. ^ "Colt Ford Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  9. ^ "Colt Ford Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2020.
  10. ^ "Top Country Albums – Year-End 2009". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2020.