Country-rapper Colt Ford to play Manatee County Fair in Palmetto

January 24, 2013 

Colt Ford's blend of redneck country and rural rap has proved highly popular, with him packing Bradenton's Joyland venue in 2011.

The heavyweight "hick-hop" artist, who performs at the Manatee County Fair on Friday, recently released "Declaration of Independence," which shot to No. 5 on the Billboard 200 while reaching No. 1 on the country survey.

The album includes the singles "Back and "Drivin' Around Song."

Ford's past hits, which date back to 2008, include "Ride Through the Country," "Cold Beer" and "Chicken & Biscuits."

Details: 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Main Stage at Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto Admission: $8 for ages 13 and older, $7 for age 55 and older, $5 for children ages 6 to 12; free for kids age 5 and younger. Parking is $5.Information: 941-722-8951 or

--Wade Tatangelo

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