Country Music Artist Colt Ford and Average Joes Entertainment Partner with Venturini Motorsports for ARCA Racing Finale at Kansas SpeedwayPress Release
Colt Ford, who is the co-founder and flagship country artist for Atlanta and Nashville-based Average Joes Entertainment Record label has achieved superstar status among millions of country music since breaking onto the scene in 2008.
Ford’s most recent CD, “Declaration of Independence”, featuring the hit single, “BACK” with Jake Owen, debuted this summer as the #1 Billboard Country Music Album.
Ford and his “Declaration of Independence” album will be featured on the No.25 Venturini Motorsports car driven by ARCA Racing Series’ rookie of the year title contender Brennan Poole.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to partner with Venturini Motorsports and work towards developing long-term opportunities using multiple entities under the Colt Ford brand and Average Joes umbrella. We’ve identified a tremendous amount of synergy between our groups which give us a great chance to create a winning formula by brining cross-over products and brands to the attention of dedicated race fans,” says Shannon “Fat Shan” Houchins, CEO of Average Joes Entertainment.
Just last week the Athens, Georgia country star received his first ever American Country Award (ACA’s) nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year! The ACAs is the only country music award show that gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artist.
In addition to Colt’s musical efforts, the former professional golfer has a keen sense of business which is highlighted in his ability to diversify his efforts among various industries outside music.
Colt’s strong entrepreneurial spirit and business ties will be apparent this weekend on the Venturini race car with the addition of marketing company “Miraculous” along with beverage brands CountryGirl Cocktail and Knukle Energy drink.
“Miraculous” acting as the brand marketing arm for Average Joes Entertainment plays an instrumental role in the marketing and distribution of various consumer brands in and outside the music industry. The focus of “Miraculous” is to use their position within the industry to tie brands to artists and their music.
Colt Ford’s CD titled “Declaration of Independence”, CountryGirl Cocktails and Knukle Energy drink will make their racing debut with Venturini Motorsports on Friday, October 19th during the ARCA Racing Series Kansas Lottery 98.9 The Rock! race event at Kansas Speedway. The race will be aired live on SPEED Channel starting at 7:30 PM CST.
Average Joes Entertainment
Average Joes Entertainment, an Atlanta & Nashville-based entertainment company, launched with flagship artist Colt Ford in the fourth quarter of 2008. By June of 2011, AJE had achieved over 4.6 Million Sales (Physical + Digital), while landing both a #3 Billboard Rap Album and a #3 Billboard Country Album. In 2011, AJE’s Publishing Division (Average ZJS Music Publishing) Published Two #1 & One #15 Billboard Hot Country Songs, “Dirt Road Anthem”, “I Love You This Big” by American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, & “Country Must Be Countrywide” by Brantley Gilbert. To top that off, AJE’s Colt Ford received an ACM Vocal Event of the Year nomination for his collaboration with Jamey Johnson on “Cold Beer” & CMA Nomination for “Song of the Year” with “Dirt Road Anthem” recorded by Jason Aldean. On Aug. 15th, 2012 AJE placed Colt Ford’s “Declaration of Independence” as the #1 Billboard Country Album… and also hit #1 iTunes Country Album!
Average Joes Entertainment has worked hard to become above average. In a climate where most major music companies have failed, downsized, and lost market-share, AJE has succeeded, grown, and gained significant market-share. The reasons are simple: AJE Artists are marketed progressively… as their careers grow, so do the budgets, promotions, and the investment. At AJE you won’t find an office full of executives with million $ salaries. You will however, find talented professionals focused on a grassroots approach, availability of product, and cross-promotional opportunities. Accessibility to the music, and additional fresh product, allows Average Joes Entertainment’s artists to offer their fans more on a variety of levels.
Client roster includes Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry, Corey Smith, and many more amazing artists…
• Over 4.6 Million Music Sales (Physical + Digital)
• #1 Billboard Country Album Debut (Colt Ford “DOI”)
• ACM Vocal Event of the Year Nomination (Colt Ford)
• 2011 Publisher of Two #1′s & One #15 Billboard Hot Country Songs
• #8 Billboard Country Single with Montgomery Gentry’s “Where I Come From”
Source: Venturini Motorsports Press Release
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