Colt Ford Tweaks Song ‘Answer to No One’ for Rick Perry’s Presidential Campaign
Colt Ford has let his vote for the 2016 presidential campaign be known. The singer has turned his 2012 song “Answer to No One” into a rallying cry for former Texas governor Rick Perry. Perry used it as an introductory song while announcing his presidential campaign Thursday in Texas.
Video captured by the Dallas Morning News shows the introduction featuring Ford’s song. “Republican voter / Rick Perry supporter / Let's protect our border … Rick Perry all the way,” Ford can be heard singing. That’s just a sampling of a verse — the Pete Scobell Band join him on the new version of the song.
“I won’t back up / I don’t back down / I’ve been raised up to stand my ground / Take my job / Not my guns / Tax my check until I ain’t got none / Except for the good Lord up above / I answer to no one.”
Scobell approached Ford about reworking his song for Perry, and the singer quickly agreed. “Colt and I share many of the same values and a deep love for our country, so teaming up with him to record a special version of this song in support of Governor Perry’s campaign seemed like a no-brainer," Scobell says.
"It’s a great way to blend our mutual passions for music and for patriotism and share that with our fans and fellow Americans.”
The song was originally a collaboration with JJ Lawhorn on Ford's 2012 Declaration of Independence album. "Give me my right to vote / my right to tote the weapon of my choice / Don't censor my voice," Ford says, continuing the song before it fades out.
The singer was not at the event. The song is expected to be released to iTunes soon.
Ford is a proud support of gun rights. Earlier this year he performed at the NRA Country Jam concert in Nashville. He’s set to play Country Jam in Grand Junction, Colo. June 18-21. He'll also play Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter, N.Y. June 12-14.
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