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JT HODGES Country-Rock Music Singer

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JT Hodges original and raucous sound combined with his soulful lyrics make him an undeniable country-rock classic. Hodges has produced himself and worked with a variety of  other producers including Busbee, Nathan Chapman, Don Cook, Ross Copperman and Show Dog-Universal Music President Mark Wright — who has worked on both Hodges’ freshman and current sophomore efforts.

JT Hodges has collaborated with numerous award-winning songwriters such as Rivers Rutherford, Chris Stapleton, Shane McAnally, Eric Paslay, Nathan Chapman, Ross Copperman, Don Cook and Mark Wright. He has toured with the likes of Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Toby Keith and Miranda Lambert among others. He has also performed multiple times on the legendary stage of the Grand Ole Opry.“It’s all about not taking music and that which inspires you for granted. A well-written song that can really reach and move you.”

In December of 2013 JT took his theatre and acting talents to network television when he starred in “Finding Christmas”, a Hallmark Films release during the network’s popular holiday programming schedule. It became the #1 rated movie of the week and cemented a rave review from the New York Times.

JT Hodges has also

  • Earned an ACM nomination for Best New Artist of the Year (2012).
  • Toured with Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith and the Eli young Band
  • Reached #1 and #2 on Sirius XM Highway with his singles, “Sleepy Little Town” and “Goodbyes Made You Mine” .

JT Hodges spent the last year embracing his new-found growth in making music. After several months in the studio, he is most proud of keeping the honesty of himself, his music, and where it has taken him.

JT had a vision to make his music unique with a sound that was different. The new music shows different parts of Hodges’ personality and his ability to be a storyteller with his lyrics.“I have respected country music all of my life and no matter where country music goes stylistically, it will always be a lyric based format. It’s the kind of music where people want to hear a story and feel something real and honest. I think this new music has challenged me and set a new vibe within the sound of what everyone will hear.

I personally feel it is my best music yet.” The sophomore album will undoubtedly be his best music to date, offering a more reflective take on the music and a different twist in the lyrics. It includes a diversity that suggests JT Hodges is creating a whole new kind of Country-Pop-Rock music.

For example, Hodges newest track “Lay It Down” is just as uninhibited and mysterious as it sounds. Written by Liz Rose, Busbee and Eric Paslay, the song includes ambiguous lyrics with a sexy, rocking beat and an intriguing melody. Hodges shares that “‘Lay It Down’ is music that makes you wanna move, get your head noddin’ and put you in a mood.” “I am looking forward to getting my new music out; I’m very proud of what’s being created. It’s true to me, and I think any artist would say he or she has no regrets and can hold their head high if that’s the case.”

Growing up in a musical family in Ft. Worth, Texas and spending most of his free time at his dad’s studio, Jim Hodges Buffalo Sound, gave JT a strong foundation for music appreciation. Affectionately known as ‘Pops’, his dad studied concert piano at Julliard and jazz composition at the University of Texas. His mother Marsha, who Hodges says can still out-sing him by a mile, decided to pass on a country record deal with MCA in order to pursue motherhood. The studio was the family’s second home and at age seven Hodges was singing and writing his own lyrics.

When asked about his first composition, JT laughed and replied, “It was called “Lover Girl”and I was in 1st grade. Hey, I still think it’s a hit.” JT has numerous artists and producers like T-Bone Burnett, Michael Bolton and Delbert McClinton, who all left a lasting impression on him. His grandmother loved Conway Twitty; his mother loved the early rock of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly while Pops often praised artists like George Strait, Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks. All of this has contributed to Hodges now being the sultry country music artist with a little bit of attitude and a Texas size personality.

In addition to the timeless classics he was exposed to at home, his musical influences also include Don Henley, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, and Tom Petty. He considers these artists timeless, honest treasures. And it’s this honesty that he carries in his own music. “I started writing songs at an early age and was around such great music, that it is naturally a part of me.

“Of course, I was interested in other things like sports as a kid, but music was always there.” After spending a few years in Los Angeles, where he met his wife Kasey, Hodges moved to Nashville in 2010. He quickly caught the eye of some of the industry’s most influential producers and managers. He signed with Show Dog-Universal Music in 2011 and released his debut single “Hunt You Down”, which charted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs.

The follow up single “Goodbyes Made You Mine” raced up the charts and the music video quickly racked up over 1 million views; the song continues to be a fan favorite. Another single off the album “Sleepy Little Town” spent two weeks at #1 on Sirius/XM’s The Highway. That same year JT Hodges was nominated as a semi -finalist for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) New Artist of the Year.

JT Hodges is making the music that he loves and giving back to the fans what he gets from them… an honest reaction. Under the bright lights of the stage, it’s easy to see JT’s passion and heartfelt thankfulness for his audience. His newest music continues to set Hodges apart from other artists and offers a new style with very little restrictions.

“The journey continues to be amazing and that’s what it’s all about. Making music, the kind that is true to me, is all that I want to do.”

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