The Lowdown

  • Show Dog-Universal recording artist, JT Hodges brought his eclectic sound to the Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Casio in Uncasville, CT on Thursday April 3rd. Hodges has been hitting it hard since his 2012 self titled debut release and brought a selection of new songs that he has been hard at work on to incorporate into his live show. Sticking true to his roots, Hodges continues to write from the heart, the way song should be written. The 90 minute show consisted of crowd favorites such as “Goodbyes Made You Mine”, “Sleepy Little Town” and his first single “Hunt You Down” with a great mix of covers such as “Hurts So Good” by John Mellencamp and the ever popular “Sledgehammer” from Peter Gabriel. Hodges has picked more of the unique...
    04.11.14
  • Country singer on the rise JT Hodges released late last month the first single from his upcoming sophomore album (Show Dog-Universal Music). The mid-tempo track is called "Lay It Down" and its groovy production and catchy lyrics will definitely grab you on the first listen and you won't be able to not nod and sing along! Summer smash, anyone? Written by Busbee, Liz Rose and Eric Paslay, the country-rock jam may be somewhat of a departure from the 'unique' sound JT Hodges debuted on his first album in 2012, but if the first thing that pops into my head when I listen to "Lay It Down" is 'radio smash', then this departure doesn't sound so bad anymore, huh? The lyrics in "Lay It Down" may strike as a little 'ambiguous'...ehmm.......
    04.10.14
  • The new mid tempo song entitled “Lay It Down” by country singer JT Hodges is catchy and easily should be a hit at radio this summer. It’s the type of song that grabs you immediately and you’ll probably be hitting repeat a few times. (I’ve already hit repeat 3 times now!) I think it’s perfect timing for a fun summer jam about love. It’s the perfect mix of country with touches of classic rock. Just has a really nice groove to it with fun lyrics like “you’re my rock and I’m your roll” throughout. Rated 5 out of 5 stars. 
    04.02.14
  • JT Hodges has released a new song, ‘Lay It Down.’ “I’m all about making music that makes you wanna move, get your head noddin’ and put you in a mood,” Hodges says in a press release. “This new record is loaded with that sentiment, and this song kicks it all off. So y’all crank it up nice and loud!” The Texas native will be performing the single on the road this spring. Tour dates are available on the singer’s website. Hodges is working on new music, but an upcoming album has not been announced. “I try to incorporate my love of the Simon and Garfunkel folk vibe to the Buddy Holly oldies thing, to the blues aspect of what Elvis was doing, but then also the lyrics and beautiful melodies of what George Strait was doing in...
    04.01.14
  • Get to know JT Hodges, Toby Keith Mar. 20, 2014 12:44 PM | FLORIDA TODAY Staff In one week, some of country music’s hottest stars will be on stage for the fourth annual Runaway Country Space Coast Music Festival. March 21-23: The lineup features 17 bands from The Band Perry to Joe Nichols, LoCash Cowboys and more. Features include vendors, food, entertainment, a party zone, bull-riding and more. Tickets range from $79 to $299. Some ticket options do not include seats, so bring lawn chairs or blankets. Parking is extra. Call 321-549-4204. Here’s some info about two of the bands set to appear.   JT Hodges The country music singer and guitarist is best known for his songs “Hunt You Down” and “Goodbyes Made You Mine.” Hodges showed off his acting...
    03.20.14
  • Good music x a good cause – we are ALWAYS down for that. Better Than Ezra's upcoming Ezra Open Benefit Concert will feature Matt Nathanson, JT Hodges and Better Than Ezra and it will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at House of Blues New Orleans. The Better Than Ezra Foundation, founded by platinum selling rock band Better Than Ezra, is committed to raising funds to support the renewal of the structural and cultural heritage as well as education in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana. Since its inception, the Better Than Ezra Foundation has raised over $1,055,000 for various causes in and around New Orleans. We're all about NOLA and Louisiana right now, especially with how amazing True Detective is/was! Proceeds from the event will benefit the new after-school program...
    03.12.14