Country Music Artist Suffers Heart Attack After Performance

Gilbert, Arizona – Country music artist Colt Ford, 53, suffered a heart attack following a performance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row on Thursday night. The singer was immediately transported to Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, where he has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Currently, Ford is reported to be in stable but critical condition.

Ford, whose birth name is Jason Farris Brown, is widely known for his contribution to the country-rap music genre. He has collaborated with several country music stars and has been featured on various tracks. Notably, Ford co-wrote the hit song “Dirt Road Anthem” with Brantley Gilbert, which was later popularized by Jason Aldean. His collaborations span across artists such as Jake Owen, Chase Rice, and Lady A, among others.

In 2022, Ford revealed that he has been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic neuromuscular autoimmune disease that impacts voluntary muscles. He expressed that the disease primarily affected his eye, causing vision problems.

Prior to this, Ford underwent surgery for eye cancer, which was fortunately detected early enough to avoid aggressive treatment. The Georgia native, originally a professional golfer on the Nationwide Tour, made a career transition to music due to his passion for country and hip hop. In 2011, Ford received an ACM award nomination for Vocal Event of the Year for his song “Cold Beer” with Jamey Johnson.

Recently, Ford released a single titled “Beers Back” with DJ Cliffy D and Jesslee. The artist had upcoming performances scheduled in Nevada and Arizona, but they have been postponed due to his hospitalization.

As Ford recovers in the ICU, his condition remains stable but critical. Fans and the music community are sending their well wishes to the artist, hoping for a full and speedy recovery.