Colt Ford will return in May with his sixth album Love Hope Faith, which features appearances by Brad Paisley and Toby Keith, among others. The album, which follows the country rapper’s 2014 release Thanks for Listening, will be available May 5th.
In keeping with his previous releases, Ford has assembled a diverse cast of supporting players for Love Hope Faith. Paisley joins the Georgia native on a track called “Lookin’ for a Hand Out,” while Keith appears on “Time Flies.” Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and his brother Josh lend their talents to “Young Americans,” while Voice champ Javier Colon and Nineties alternative stars Lit make their own contributions. The album’s first single “4 Lane Gone” was released in 2016 and was a rare occurrence of Ford singing instead of his signature rapping style.
Beginning February 24th, Ford will launch a 22-city headlining tour to promote the release. The performer has steadily built up a loyal live following over the years, as well as co-written the chart-topping hits “Dirt Road Anthem” and “Country Must Be Country Wide” with Brantley Gilbert.
“We were just writing about what we liked, just some country redneck stuff,” Ford told Rolling Stone Country about his collaborations with Gilbert. “We didn’t know anybody would care about it.”
Love Hope Faith track listing:
1. “Reload” feat. Taylor Ray Holbrook (Jared Sciullo, Charlie Farley, Austin Jenckes)
2. “Dynamite” feat. Waterloo Revival (Eric Dodd, Alex Hall)
3. “Young Americans” feat. Charles and Josh Kelley (Jared Sciullo, John Purdue, Renee Myers, Austin Webb)
4. “Dirt Road Disco” (Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason, Jesse Frasure)
5. “4 Lane Gone” (Kyle Fishman, Houston Phillips, Josh Thompson)
6. “My Truck” feat. Tyler Farr (Colt Ford, Jeremy Popoff, Dennis Hill, Gary Wright)
7. “Lookin’ for a Hand Out” feat. Brad Paisley (Colt Ford, Jeff Hyde)
8. “Time Flies” feat. Toby Keith (Colt Ford, Justin David)
9. “No Rest” feat. Javier Colon (Walker Hayes, Thomas Archer, Marshall Altman)
10. “I’m Mud” feat. Lit (Charley Farley, Daniel Lee)
11. “Bad Day” feat. Rizzi Myers (Jeffrey Steele, Jeremy Popoff, Shane Minor, Vicky McGehee)
12. “Drunk Girl” (Trent Tomlinson, Jimmy Richie, Ed Hill)
13. “Keepin’ It Real” feat. Granger Smith (Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, David Lee Murphy)