Courtesy of Country Music News Blog
CMNB Would Like You to Meet JT Hodges!
I recently had the chance to chat with this ACM New Artist nominee (He was in the group of finalists, but didn’t make the final three. He said it was great just to be considered at all though!) So, let me tell you, this guy is about as down-to-earth as they come! With deep roots in the music business, JT Hodges is a legitimate artist with some serious musical chops! Growing up in Fort Worth, TX helping out at his Dad’s studio, he was exposed to a range of music at a young age, and this influence is evident in the depth and quality of his own music.
You may have heard his debut single, “Hunt You Down” which hit airwaves summer of 2011, or perhaps, you checked out single #2 that released just a week or so ago, “Goodbyes Made You Mine“. (If you haven’t taken a listen to these tunes yet, I suggest you make that happen!). In these songs you will hear a genuine, honest voice with just the right mixture of classic country and a bit of a rock edge. Hodges says that the rock element is definitely there in his music, but he gravitates towards country music because he likes songs that have something to say and that’s what country offers.
These two singles will be featured on his debut (most likely self-titled) album which is tentatively slated for a Summer 2012 release. Hodges told me that the album is representative of his journey up to this point with inspiration for various tracks ranging from things that happened from six months to ten years ago! He also said that there’s just a little somethin’ on the album for everyone, no matter what you like!
So, keep your ears open for JT’s album this summer, and in the mean time, check out his two singles! I’ll give you a head start and include one of his videos below (Bonus points if you can tell me where it was shot…just by watching)!