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Before They Were Famous: Colt Ford

Colt Ford
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Colt Ford once had two professional loves: country music and golf. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to be successful at both, so the singer (whose real name is Jason Farris Brown) dropped his clubs for the pen and microphone. It’s not clear how much professional golf he played — one article says he appeared at only a single Nationwide Tour event — ┬ábut he did quite a bit of teaching.

Ford doesn’t miss golf, though. “I’m not slick and polished. Hey, I’m too fat and too old to do anything else,” he told ESPN in 2010. “But my audiences love me and they sing every song. It’s like ‘Field of Dreams.’ I built it, and they are coming.”

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