“I do it for the love of my family, for the love of my friends, for the love of my country, but mostly for the love of God. Without God, I wouldn’t be here.”
Colton’s country roots run deep and were developed at a young age. What
started as a truck ride to the fishing hole became a lifestyle. In the front seat of his father’s truck, Colton was treated to legends like George Jones, Keith
Whitley, George Strait, and Merle Haggard. Both of his grandmothers played
piano and organ, and his singing pipes come from his mother.
Over the years, Colton has opened for Toby Keith, Mark Chestnut, Chris
Cagle, Joe Nichols, the Dixie Chicks, Lonestar, Keith Anderson, and Trick
Pony. His most memorable performance was opening for Jason Aldean at
Little Creek Amphibious Base. It was there that 16,000 fans heard him play
“Brave Men,” a powerful tribute to American troops. Colton’s moving lyrics
earned him a standing ovation that night.
Colton’s passion to help his country and community doesn’t stop with the
military. He also shows his support for families, and victims battling cancer.
Colton was given a flyer for a benefit put on by Kelly McCann, the manager of
Towne Bank, for a local resident named Diane Stokle who was battling breast
Colton sat down with renowned songwriter and founder of NSAI (Nashville
Songwriters Association International), Bart Herbison, and within an hour
wrote “What Keeps Her Strong.” He has been blessed with the opportunity to
sing the song during The Race for the Cure to benefit the Susan G. Komen
Colton has just released his newest single “I Miss America”. A tune about a
desire to return to the America he grew up in, where families made memories
and gathered around Grandma’s table for Sunday lunch.