Colt Ford, ‘Country Thang’ – Lyrics Uncovered
Colt Ford is creating a buzz once again with his southern-style country rap songs, as he releases a new collection of tunes this week. On Tuesday, May 3, 'Every Chance I Get' hits stores, featuring an all-star lineup of guest appearances on the 13-track album. The first single, 'Country Thang,' has been at radio for a few weeks.
The song's video is already a fan favorite, and the tune -- written by Ford along with Nashville's hottest writing trio the Peach Pickers (Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip) -- features Eric Church on vocals (however, Davidson sings the choruses in the new video).
"Those boys had already started the song and let me in on the tail end of it," Ford tells Taste of Country. "Those guys are just so talented and really hot right now [with] everything they are doing."
The honky-tonk style rap song outlines some of life's simple pleasures enjoyed by country folk, which is something Ford and the writers know much about, as they were all born and raised in Georgia. "It really resonates with down-home, hard working blue collar folks, and it was a song they thought would work well for me," Ford says. "I was able to jump in there and add a little to it and finish the song with those guys."
The tune's chorus rings true to Ford, who is a down-home country boy at heart:
"It's a country thang, it's a fish on a string / Mary Jane chompin' on a chicken wing / It's a tire swing on a riverbank / It's the way we talk, it's the way we sing / It's either in your blood or it ain't / It's a country thang."
"There's a lot of folks playing country, and that's not what I'm doing," Ford states. "This is real life to me and the guys I wrote it with. That kind of song is easy for us to write because it just talks about the way we live, what we believe and what we think about."
Watch the Colt Ford 'Country Thang' Video