Average Joes Entertainment is celebrating a major milestone with the announcement that Colt Ford’s single, “Drivin’ Around Song,” f/Jason Aldean, has been certified Gold by the RIAA. A significant achievement for any record label, especially one that is wholly independent, “Drivin’ Around Song” is featured on Ford’s #1 Billboard album, “Declaration Of Independence,” released in August 2012.
“So many people were instrumental in the success of this record,” commented Ford. “I want to specifically thank John Marks at The Highway for leading the way, as well as all the FM and AM stations across the country who played it, Jason Aldean for lending his brilliant vocals to the song, and Craig Wiseman, Chris Tompkins and Rodney Clawson for writing a big ole’ hit!”
Tony Morreale, AJE’s VP Marketing/Promotion remarked, “Colt’s fans are some of the best and most loyal out there, and they’ve voted with their time and money, again. Without the fans there is no certification by the RIAA.”
Most recently, Ford celebrated the release of his fifth studio album, “Thanks For Listening,” which debuted at #2 on Billboard Top Country Albums chart, #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart, and in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. In addition, Ford’s first album, “Ride Through The Country,” has sold an aggregate of 1 million tracks since its release six years ago.