Some country music fans love him, and some hate him. There's never any middle ground it seems when you're talking about Colt Ford. But it seems Colt is turning some heads with his latest album, "Declaration of Independence." Released earlier this month, "Declaration of Independence" has already hit the No. 1 spot on the country charts and the No. 4 spot on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 chart. Wow! That's about the only word to explain it.

Considered a "rap" artist by many, Colt has recorded songs with tons of country music stars, including Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Montgomery Gentry, JB and the Moonshine Band, Kix Brooks, LoCash Cowboys and ... well, you get the picture.

When asked if he would love to hear his music on the radio, here is what he told Taste of Country:

I would love to be on the radio. I've got an iPod but honestly, I listen to the radio. Always have. I feel like I've earned a right to be a part of it. If you come to my shows and think that country people don't like what I do, then you're just mistaken. It's diehard country people that like me."

While Colt has had great success as a songwriter (he co-wrote Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem"), he hopes that with this album, he will make that jump to radio. Colt has had big success with his albums, because of his huge fanbase.

I know when Colt Ford's name is brought up, people have such a strong opinion about him. Country lovers hate that he raps and then others like the fact that he has melded his style with country. Will radio finally receive Colt with open arms? I think it will.

Check out his latest single "Back" with Jake Owen from his number country album, "Declaration of Independence," and see what you think -- and tell us, should we play him on KNUE?

Colt Ford with Jake Owen "Back"