COUNTRY STAR COLT FORD ‘CRANKS IT UP’ ON AXS TV FEBRUARY 10 WITH FIRST-EVER CONCERT SPECIAL AND AN APPEARANCE ON ‘DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL’

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COUNTRY STAR COLT FORD ‘CRANKS IT UP’ ON AXS TV FEBRUARY 10 WITH FIRST-EVER CONCERT SPECIAL AND AN APPEARANCE ON ‘DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL’

Ford Makes a Special Appearance on AXS TV’s Country Music Docu-Series ‘DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL’ at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

‘COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES’ Immediately Follows at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT 

LOS ANGELES – Jan. 30, 2015 – Country artist and hit songwriter Colt Ford brings his hard rockin’ music to AXS TV when the network premieres the concert special, COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES, Tuesday, February 10 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The concert special follows Ford’s guest-appearance on AXS TV’s country music docu-series DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. In this episode, Ford joins the mother-daughter trio Lucy Angel in the studio, adding a verse to one of their songs.

COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES features Ford and his band performing an electrifying, high-energy show at the Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. The first-ever concert special spotlights tracks from Ford’s entire career, ranging from his newest single “Crank It Up” to many of his  top hits such as “Drivin’ Around Song,” “Ride Through the Country” and “Chicken & Biscuits.”

On the night’s all-new episode of DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL titled “Happy G-Manniversary,” Lucy Angel band members Kate Anderton and her two daughters Lindsay and Emily work with Ford to produce a song for their new album. Meanwhile, Kate’s husband G-Man enlists his two sons’ help in planning a heartwarming surprise for his wife to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

“Colt Ford’s concert special and featured appearance on DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL are the perfect pairing of music and TV,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s vice president, music programming and production. “This double-dose of Ford will liven up the night for country fans everywhere.”

DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL airs on AXS TV Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

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AXS TV is the cable industry’s leading general entertainment network for live event programming, and the premier destination for some of the nation’s biggest music festivals in 2015. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today’s top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. Boasting over 70 hours of exclusive live broadcasts of premier music festivals in 2015 (featuring Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Rock on the Range Music Festival and Firefly Music Festival), the HD channel heavily concentrates on bringing the industry’s biggest names directly into their viewers’ homes, for the ultimate front row experience. Other hit network franchises include such original programs as THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL, THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS, GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, ART MANN PRESENTS, AXS TV FIGHTS and INSIDE MMA.

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About Colt Ford

In 2012, Colt penned two #1 hits; Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” and Brantley Gilbert’s, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” His album, Declaration of Independence, topped the Billboard Top Country Album Chart at #1, and was followed by his new release, Thanks For Listening, in July 2014. “Thanks For Listening” charted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums, #1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and #10 on The Billboard 200 Albums chart. “Crank It Up! Colt Ford Live At Wild Adventures,” Colt’s first live concert on DVD, was released to retail in Fall 2014 and is set to air on AXSTV in February 2015.  To date, Colt has sold over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.5 million Facebook Likes and over 100 million YouTube views. Colt was also featured in a two-page cover story in the “Arena” section of the Wall Street Journal (July 2013). In October, 2013, Colt hit the road on a 34-city tour with Florida Georgia Line, and toured with Toby Keith last Fall. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA. Follow at www.coltford.comtwitter.com/coltfordfacebook.com/coltford.

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