The reason Colt Ford's blend of country and rap feels so natural has everything to do with his background, both professional and personal. Colt grew up listening to country - his first concert was Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - along with R&B and hip-hop. By 2011, Ford had created a larger than life hillbilly redneck public image, but he was also a sly, passionate, and multi-layered writer and businessman, and as a former drummer, he knew what to do in a recording studio. With his sixth studio album, released in 2017, the aptly named Love Hope Faith, Colt Ford continues to live out his boyhood dream – the one where you "wake up on a mission/to buy that beat-up Gibson," as he sings on "No Rest." Love Hope Faith is exactly that, a message to to his loyal fan base, and a strike against the divisiveness plaguing our country, celebrating the things that bring us together – friends, family, our faith in a better future.