ROLAND, Okla. – Colt Ford, known for fusing country music with rap, is bringing his collection of hits to Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland on Thursday, March 10, for a free show.

Ford heads to the Lee Creek Tavern stage at 9 p.m.

Constantly engaging with his fans, Colt has over 2.5 million social media followers, one billion streams and more than three million albums sold. By 2019, Ford built a series of staggering successes as he rose to mainstream fame. He notched five consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, with “Declaration of Independence” bowing at No. 1 in 2012. Two years later, “Thanks for Listening” ascended to the Top 10 of the Top 200, with the album reaching No. 1 on Billboard Rap and Independent charts. Meanwhile, he lobbed six songs onto the Hot Country Songs Chart with “Back,” featuring Jake Owen, going Top 40. Among many accolades, Ford received a nomination in the category of  Vocal Event of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards for “Cold Beer” with Jamey Johnson.

The country rap pioneer’s discography spans collaborations with everyone from Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Jermaine Dupri to members of No Doubt, Lit and Lady A. Additionally, he co-wrote Jason Aldean’s No. 1 hit “Dirt Road Anthem” and Brantley Gilbert’s No. 1 hit “Country Must Be Country Wide” as a behind-the-scenes force in the studio.

Ford’s new EP, “Keys to the Country,” features artists Kevin Gates, Jermaine Dupri, Vince Gill, Matt Stell, Jana Kramer, Dan Tyminski and Josh Mirenda. 

Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland and the Cherokee Travel Plaza and Gaming Center are located on Cherokee Blvd., just off the intersection of I-40 and Highway 64. For more information, visit and click on the Roland tab, or call 800-256-2338.