Colt Ford

Nashville recording artist Colt Ford will be the headlining musical act at the annual Gibson City Harvest Fest.

GIBSON CITY — Nashville recording artist Colt Ford will be the headlining musical act at the annual Gibson City Harvest Fest.

The Devin Clemons Band will open the free concert, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in downtown Gibson City.

In addition to the concert, the two-day festival — set for Sept. 13-14 — also features children’s activities, craft and retail vendors, a beer garden and adult games.

In 2012, Ford co-wrote two No. 1 hits — Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” and Brantley Gilbert’s “Country Must Be Country Wide.” His album “Declaration of Independence” topped the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart at No. 1, and it was followed by “Thanks For Listening” in July 2014. “Thanks For Listening” charted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums, No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart, No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and No. 10 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

Ford and his band are featured in “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” starring David Spade, which was released in July 2015 on Crackle TV.

To date, Ford has sold more than 2 million albums and amassed more than 1 billion streams, millions more song downloads, and has 1.6 million Facebook “likes” and more than 100 million YouTube views.

Ford has toured with Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Ford is also a former professional golfer.

People can find out more about the festival and the concert by visiting www.gibsoncityharvestfest.com.