Country-rapper and hit-songwriter Colt Ford is gearing to kick off 2013 in Canada with his first international, multi-week tour opening for fellow country star Eric Church on the The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour.
The concert outing will travel coast to coast from Jan. 31 through Feb. 23. Ford will also make his Canadian television debut Friday, Feb. 15, performing on CTV Television Network’s national morning show, "Canada AM," which is broadcast from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ET).
“Opening for Eric Church is a huge honor for me,” Ford said via a Jan. 16 correspondence shared with Examiner.com. “I’m excited about the opportunity to be introduced to and connect with the Canadian fans.”
Per the singer's PR camp, fans also will have the ability to meet Ford with special limited edition VIP packages available to ticket holders only. For more details and purchase options, please click here.
During the past year, Ford's career has skyrocketed both as an artist and as a songwriter. His latest album, "Declaration of Independence," bowed at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and landed on Billboard’s list of 2012’s Top 50 Country Albums.
Billboard’s Top Country Albums list also included several albums on which Ford co-wrote hit tracks including “Dirt Road Anthem,” featured on Jason Aldean’s "My Kinda Party," Brantley Gilbert’s “Country Must Be Country Wide,” featured on both "Now That’s What I Call Country Music" and on Gilbert’s own album titled "Halfway to Heaven."
Recently nominated for Fox Network’s American Country Awards for 2012’s “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” the former PGA golfer has already sold more than a million albums, millions more song downloads and has 10 million-plus YouTube views.
Ford's Canadian tour dates on The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour are as follows:
January 31 – Abbotsford, BC
February 1 - Penticton, BC
February 2 – Kamloops, BC
February 4 – Dawson Creek, BC
February 5 – Edmonton, AB
February 6 – Calgary, AB
February 7 – Saskatoon, SK
February 13 – Hamilton, ON
February 14 – London, ON
February 15 – Oshawa, ON
February 16 - Ottawa, ON
February 19 – Sudbury, ON
February 21 – Winnipeg, MB
February 22 – Regina, SK
February 23 – Lethbridge, AB
For more information on Ford, please visit www.ColtFord.com; to connect to him via social media check out his Facebook page or Twitter. And to see a red-carpet interview with Ford just prior to the 2011 ACM Awards, access the clip embedded with this post.