Lucas Hoge

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Lucas Jerrod Hoge is an American singer-songwriter and musician.

Lucas Hoge
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Background information
Birth name Lucas Jerrod Hoge
Origin Hubbell, Nebraska,
United States
Genres Country, Country Rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Website www.lucashoge.com

Biography[edit]

Hoge grew up in Hubbell, Nebraska, along with four siblings.[1] At the age of 17, he started to play the guitar.[1] Hoge attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was the lead artist for two bands; the rock band "Southern Cross" and "Xtreme Devotion", a Christian music group.[1] Local residents of the small town raised $2,500 to help launch his career.[1] Hoge moved to an apartment in Nashville and started work, performing in small clubs in the evenings.[1]

His first CD, entitled "In My Dreams", was released in 2002.[1] In the same year, Hoge's first song for television was "If I Only Could" and featured on the hit Warner Brothers show Smallville.[1] Hoge released his second album, "Dirt", in 2006.[1]

Hoge went on to appear on television programs including a 2007 Toby Keith Christmas production, a Saturday Night Football promotion with Faith Hill.[1]

Hoge has toured Denmark, Norway, Sweden and traveled to the Middle East to perform for American troops.[2] where he visited bases in Iraq, Kuwait, Kosovo, Afghanistan as well as other locations. Since his first visit, Hoge has become involved with ThanksUSA.org, which is a charity that helps military families with education scholarships. Hoge is the official spokesperson for Guardian Angels for a Soldiers Pet.[3]

Lucas Hoge at the Ryman Auditorium 2011

Hoge was the host and star of Animal Planet's TV show "Last Chance Highway"[4] and wrote and performed the show's theme song.[5] In 2011 he made his debut performance at the Ryman.[6]

In 2011 Hoge joined the Armed Forces Entertainment Wrangler National Patriot Tour.[2]

Hoge received his first nomination in the Inspirational Country Music Awards (ICM) as "New Artist of The Year" 2011.[7][8] Hoge gained recognition in the Christian Country genre when he answered a woman’s dying wish, Natalie Fognani, and wrote the song "How Was I To Know", inspired by her poem.[9] Around the same time, Hoge played several concerts in Colorado, where Natalie lives, including opening for Martina McBride.[10]

Hoge landed his second TV show theme song with "Give A Damn".[11]

Hoge is married to the actress/singer Laura Lynn Thorsen and lives in Nashville.[1][12]

Awards[edit]

  • 2006 – Country Album of the Year – Los Angeles Music Awards[13]
  • 2006 – Christian Contemporary Singer/Songwriter of the Year – Los Angeles Music Awards[13]
  • 2011 – ICM's New Artist Of The Year – Nomination[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gary Demuth (March 26, 2010), Small town influence, Salina Journal, retrieved October 18, 2011 
  2. ^ a b Abendroth, Amber (July 2011). "Lucas Hoge Travels To The Middle East To Support Our Troops". Powersource Magazine: 43. 
  3. ^ Semon, Jessica. "Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet Announces Official Spokesperson, Lucas Hoge". Guardian Angels For Soldiers Pet. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ Gallagher, Pat. "Lucas Hoge hits Last Chance Highway for Pet Rescue". The Boot. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ Abendroth, Amber (July 2010). "Rising Country Star Lucas Hoge on Animal Planet's Last Chance Highway". Powersource Magazine: 42. 
  6. ^ Abendroth, Amber (May 2011). "Lucas Hoge Make His Debut At The Ryman". Powersource Magazine: 40. 
  7. ^ "Ultimate Fighting Champ To Show His Country Faith". AntiMusic. October 19, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Higgins, Jason (October 2011). "Top 5 Nominees". Powersource Magazine: 13. 
  9. ^ Vandeputte, Nicole. "Emotional meeting between dying Pueblo woman and Nashville singer". KOAA NBC News. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  10. ^ Bonham, Nick (Sep 2, 2011). "Martina McBride hits her Fair stride". Chieftain. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  11. ^ Dukes, Billy (September 16, 2011). "Give A Damn Song Review". Taste Of Country. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Laura Thorsen & Lucas Hoge – March 11, 2011". HoneyLuna.Com. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Bowman, Al. "LA Music Awards". Retrieved October 18, 2011. 

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