Jason Farris Brown (born August 27, 1970) known professionally as Colt Ford, is an American rapper, musician and songwriter. He has released four albums via Average Joes Entertainment, which he co-founded. Ford has charted six times on the Hot Country Songs charts, and co-wrote (with Brantley Gilbert)”Dirt Road Anthem”, a song on his 2008 album Ride Through the Country, which Jason Aldean later covered on his My Kinda Party.
Brown was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. He was a professional golfer, playing on the Nationwide Tour. Later, he turned his interests to music, taking influence from country music and hip hop. Assuming the stage name Colt Ford, he released his debut album, Ride Through the Country, on December 2, 2008, through Average Joe’s Entertainment, which he cofounded. This album included the singles “No Trash in My Trailer”(a cover of a Mike Dekle song) and “Ride Through the Country” (a duet with John Michael Montgomery), the latter of which did not chart until the week of October 10, 2009, when it debuted at No. 57 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
He also appeared on a rap remix of Montgomery Gentry’s late-2008 Number One single “Roll with Me.” Ford’s debut album also has guest appearances from country singer Jamey Johnson, as well as Bone Crusher and Jermaine Dupri, Adrian Young of No Doubt and Jeremy Popoff of Lit.The album did not enter the Billboard albums charts until 2009.