Five years after its initial release, Colt Ford revised his 2008 debut, Ride Through the County, adding a couple new tracks and a couple of remixes to the original album. Despite these tweaks, Ride Through the Country remains what it was in its first incarnation: a deeply silly, often fun, rollicking ride through the mainstreet of red-state middle America. Ford isn't a deft rapper, but he doesn't need to be. He's avuncular and jovial, a cheerleader for a mid-week party who is always careful not to push things too far. The tweaks on Ride Through the Country don't modernize the album but rather freshen it slightly; at its core, it's still a redneck party, one where the rap is essentially incidental, but this is lively sports bar rock that keeps the party pumping long after it should've ended.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine