Single Review: Colt Ford & Jake Owen - "Back"
By: Ashley Cooke
Colt Ford has done the nearly impossible by creating a successful niche for himself as an artist, all with little-to-no radio airplay. Breaking the mold and defining himself as country artist was not an easy feat, particularly among the traditional country fans. Love him or hate him, Colt Ford has broken nearly every rule in the country music genre. Not afraid to push the limits, he is at it again. With a very mainstream sound, this collaboration with current hit maker, Jake Owen is one of his best yet.
“Back” is the lead single for his upcoming Declaration of Independence album and was written by Average Joe’s best. The reflective “Back” genuinely tugs at your heart -strings. If you were lucky enough to grow up with memories similar to the lyrics in this song, you will find yourself in love with it just as I did. It’s no secret that growing up changes you, but it’s also no secret that growing up just a few short decades ago, was much different than growing up today. This song honors a slower way of life that in many ways has been forgotten. If just for a moment, this song takes me “back” to the memories that made me smile then, and still make me smile today.