JT Hodges At Grand Ole Opry
JT Hodges is one of country's rising stars. His debut single, “Hunt You Down” was a standout radio hit in the summer of 2011, and his upcoming debut album is eagerly awaited by country fans.
Hodges grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, in a musical family. Hodges' father studied piano at Juilliard and owned a recording studio in Fort Worth, and his mother was a country artist herself, briefly signed to MCA records in the '80s. Hodges grew up watching musicians of all strips recording in his dad's studio and listening to his parents' and grandmother's country records.
JT Hodges moved to Nashville in 2009, after playing the coffeehouse circuit in Los Angeles for several years. He signed to Show Dog/Universal in 2011 and released “Hunt You Down,” which reached No. 39 on country charts and became one of the most talked-about hits of the summer. Hodges' music has strong rock 'n' roll influences, but is still firmly rooted in its country origins. The newcomer is already making waves, with two other singles, “Goodbyes Made You Mine” and “Sleepy Little Town” receiving radio play. Hodges co-wrote 9 of the 11 songs on his forthcoming self-titled album. Hodges joined Toby Keith for the Locked and Loaded Tour in 2011, and a ballad on his album features Vince Gill on guitar and vocals.