I’m a complete fan of Colt Ford and Average Joe’s Entertainment. They are doing something different and really having success with it. They bring different sounds to country music and I can respect that.
The label’s founder and leader, Colt Ford, is ready for his biggest summer concert tour ever. This is the single that’s going to kick it all off. He’s got his buddy and labelmate, JJ Lawhorn, on the vocals with him. Check out Answer to No One…
Answer to No One – Colt Ford
Colt Ford is certainly declaring his independence. This track, Answer to No One, is about Colt and his freedom. He says what he wants to say. He’s proud of his country and his God. He loves his family and friends and would do anything for them. He’s answers to no one and he’s ready to do anything for it.
On Colt’s last album he kind of went for the radio hits. For his entire career he’s been looking for a little respect from radio. He’s gotten nothing in return for his efforts, though, other than a huge following of great fans and one of the most successful record labels of the last few years.
With this song I feel like Colt is ready to turn his back on radio and really just get back to making music for his fans. You don’t need radio as much anymore. There are so many other ways to discover new country music (cough, CML, cough). With the Internet and portable music there is no reason to worry about radio play. Colt is big enough now that his fans will play his music over and over.
Answer to No One is a good song. The melody is great. It’s catchy. That’s important and Colt nailed it. I think JJ Lawhorn nails it as well with his vocals. Colt has been doing a great job with these collaborations. He’s bringing elements of rap music and pop music and intertwining them with country and it’s working.
Some people poked fun at him. Some laughed. Some said he would never succeed.
Guess what. Colt doesn’t care. He does his own thing and he answers to no one.
If only we all had the guts to do that.
CML Points: 85/100