Story Behind The Song: Colt Ford discusses “Back” (Featuring Jake Owen)

In this exclusive to Roughstock, Colt Ford shares his thoughts and feelings with how “Back” came to be written and exactly what the new single featuring Jake Owen means to him. Read on to see what he has to say and then follow the links to take a listen and buy the song for yourself!

Roughstock: How did the process for writing “Back” start? 

Colt Ford: Shannon Houchins had the idea and he and Noah Gordon wrote the chorus and it just came to life. I had to write the verses myself because it was so personal for me. This is my life in this song. 

Roughstock: How important was it for you to include key memories of your life in the verses?

Colt Ford: It was very important, that is what the song is about and it had to be real.  That is what I do and who I am as an artist. I want people to hear the song and put there own life into the song.

Roughstock: How special is it for you to have the song be the lead single for the “Declaration of Independence” album?

It is always a little scary when you are so honest on a song and pour your life out. I was thrilled when I found out how much the label and radio team loved the song. I am really proud of this song and this album. It is great to have Jake Owen with me on “Back.” Jake really captured the emotion of this song. 

Take a listen to “BACK” 

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