Country Music star JT Hodges will star in a new made-for-television holiday movie. The sultry Country Music artist who has already caught the eye of Music City Nashville, award-winning producers, the ACM’s and People Magazine will debut his acting skills in the Hallmark Channel Original Holiday movie, “Finding Christmas” which premieres on the network on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 8pm EST. In conjunction with the network television movie, JT Hodges will also release a modern country take on the classic holiday song “Joy to the World” on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 via iTunes. The movie is part of Hallmark Channel’s popular “Countdown to Christmas” programming campaign. Find out more directly from Show Dog Universal!
Thunder On The Mountain and CMNB Bring You a LIVE Google + Interview with JT Hodges! This week, in conjunction with upcoming country music festival Thunder On The Mountain, we kicked off our very special interview series, “Thunder On The Mountain Presents…“, with Rose Falcon, and we’re keeping things going with our second installment welcoming the talented and swoon worthy JT Hodges! This fest is sure to rock the Ozarks June 6-8, and event organizers have put together a really amazing line-up! Our interview series will be featuring some of these talented artists (including JT and Rose!) over the next few weeks. So, be sure to catch Hodges when he joins us for a chat via Google + Hangout on Wednesday, May 1st at 3:45pm central! You’ll be able to watch the video below, but you can also find it live, in the moment, on our Google + page. You can also RSVP via Facebook to keep track of updates. We’ll have more folks like Colt Ford, JJ Lawhorn, Easton Corbin and others on the schedule soon! Have a burning question you really want us to ask JT? Then make sure you let us know before next Wednesday! Be sure you’re following us (@CMNBlog) and (@THUNDERontheMTN) on Twitter, and tweet us your questions with the #Thunder2013 and tagging us! If you aren’t a big Twitter fan, you can just leave your Qs in the comment section below. Watch Now: For event info, ticket details, lodging information and more be sure to stop by the official Thunder On The Mountain website!
JT Hodges Hosts Second Annual Holiday Howler Charity Event! JT Hodges is taking a little time this holidays season to serve as host for the Second Annual Holiday Howler Charity Event benefiting the Brown Dog Foundation, a non-profit that helps pet owners in financial need to provide their furry friends with necessary treatment options (read their “about” story!) “Animals, like people, will get sick or need medical attention at some point in time and as a dog owner, I know those bills can be pricy.” -JT Hodges The Holiday Howler event will take place on Monday, December 3rd at the Gibson Showroom in Nashville! Hodges will of course be performing along with Chris Stapleton, Jonathon Singleton and Whitney Duncan! You can can snag tickets on the website now, or donate $5.00 at the door! If you’re in the Nashville area, this is definitely a good cause!
Watch JT Hodges As He Shares Moments From The Week Of His Album Release In Dallas. For those fans who couldn’t be in Fort Worth when JT Hodges spent part of release week in his hometown, he’s bringing the party to them through new video postings on his social sites. Show Dog-Universal Music released his self-titled debut CD on August 21st and followed the artist for two days of activities in Fort Worth. The videos capture everything from his appearance on Good Day Dallas, to a performance at Joe T Garcia’s to another performance and autograph signing at a Fort Worth Best Buy, and topped off with a little sight-seeing. “It’s been the culminations of many years of work, hope and more work, but I finally got to see my CD out there for everyone to hear,” Hodges said. “Getting to spend some time in my hometown of Fort Worth, where my love of music began so many years ago, was a thrill for me, and I definitely want to share that with the fans who have supported me for so long. I know everybody couldn’t join the party in Fort Worth, so I am bringing the party to them.” Hodges places a lot of stock in the opinion of his fans, and rightly so. Collectively they moved the sales needle on his first two singles. Together, they selected his third single via a fan vote, and overwhelmingly chose “Sleepy Little Town,” which goes to radio September 10th. Hear From JT Hodges Now!
JT Hodges Debuts His First Album Tomorrow and You Can WIN a Signed Copy! JT Hodges‘ debut self-titled album released TODAY (Tuesday, August 21st) and YOU could win a free signed copy! I’ve already had the opportunity to take a good long listen to Hodges new record, and you can check out my complete review now. If you’re not in the mood for reading though, I’ll go ahead and tell you that I think you’ll love this album. Its original, honest, and relatable. So, without further ado…get details on how you can win a singed copy all of your own below! JT Hodges Giveaway Details Comment below sharing why you’re a JT Hodges fan! Share this post via Facebook/or Twitter with your friends! Important Guidelines Winners will be randomly selected and notified individually. Prizes were provided by Show Dog Universal Music. Entries must be received by Tuesday, August 28th. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one.
JT Hodges Offers Up Original and Inviting Sound with Debut Album. When I first heard JT Hodges‘ debut single, “Hunt You Down“, I knew there was something special about this guy, and I had high hopes for the debut album was that slated to release this year. After getting my hands on a copy and giving all ten tracks a solid listen, I am pleased to report that Hodges didn’t let me down. What he is offering country music fans is a well-written and relatable album that has an original sound. One thing that immediately stands out to me is the level of quality and subtle diversity in the instrumentals. Hodges has music in his blood, with both his parents being in the music industry and growing up playing in his father’s recording studio. This influence is more than clear through all of the tracks, and it accounts for the variety we hear in the music from the pop-country vibe in “Hunt You Down” to the rock back beat of “Rather Be Wrong Than Lonely” to the old school bluesy country that is all over “Green Eyes Red Sunglasses” to the twang we hear in “When I Stop Crying“. I had the chance to chat with Hodges earlier this year, and he promised there would be something for everyone and all kinds of tastes on this album. That is certainly the case, but instead of sounding disconnected in an effort to draw a larger audience (as someone might assume), the tracks meld together well and really do form one complete album that listened to as a whole has a distinct sound that is original and inviting. Besides the quality of the music, the quality of the lyrics also stands out on this album. Hodges co-wrote all but one song on the record, and he proves that he knows how to tell a story. Each of the songs seems to be taken from daily living and experiences which makes each of the songs relatable to the country music listener. Whether he’s singing about the secrets of small town life in “Sleepy Little Town” or living in the moment in “Leaving Me Later“, JT paints pictures that anyone could easily identify with, and I think that this quality is extremely important, especially with country fans. One last great thing about this album is that its the kind of record you could listen to anytime whether you’re riding in the car with friends with the windows down on a lazy afternoon or the on the way to a concert, or maybe just while you’re hanging around the house or at work on a Monday, this is definitely one of those albums you just put on repeat and go! JT Hodges releases tomorrow (Tuesday, August 21st), so you don’t have to take my word for it! You can grab your own copy, and be sure to tell us what you think! You could WIN a signed copy of the new album from CMNB! Go Continue reading JT Hodges Debut Album Review→
JT Hodges Has Released His Album Cover! JT Hodges has released the image that will be his album cover. Just this morning Hodges shared the cover to fans via Instagram. The self-titled debut album will be released August 21! If you want to know a little bit more about JT Hodges be sure to check out MissMolly’s interviewwith the talented Texas-native singer/songwriter! JT Hodges, Self-titled Debut Album Cover!
Here Is The Official Music Video For JT Hodges’ “Goodbyes Made You Mine.” After many previews, sneak-peeks and teasers…the official video for JT Hodges’ latest single “Goodbyes Made You Mine” is here! Now we have talked a lot about this particular single (see here) so let’s just get right to watching! “Goodbyes Made You Mine” along with “Hunt You Down” will be on Hodges’ debut album, due out this summer! Enjoy!
Take A Closer Look At JT Hodges’ “Goodbyes Made You Mine!” JT Hodges has a new single out, “Goodbyes Made You Mine,” and I must say it is a very catchy tune! The official video for this second single (which will be on his album set to be released summer 2012) will be featured on CMT’s Big New Music Weekend starting Friday. For those of you who aren’t as familiar with Hodges as you’d like to be, click HERE to take a look at an interview that he did with MissMolly! Below are two videos. The first one is a 19 second preview of the official video that will premier this weekend. The second is an up-close video that gives you a good look of the singer performing the entire song. Enjoy!
JT Hodges Debuts Video Chat for Fans! Pretty soon, its not gonna be too hard for fans to get ahold of JT Hodges! Starting Monday, March 19th, JT will be premiering the first episode of his new video chat, “Just Talkin’“. The new on the scene country artist will be performing some of his favorite covers and some of yours too! You can vote on which ones you’d like to hear by clicking here. Be sure to tune in on Monday! (Click here to get there!) Follow this link for even more info on Hodges!