Lucas Jerrod Hoge is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
|Birth name||Lucas Jerrod Hoge|
|Genres||Country, Country Rock|
Hoge grew up in Hubbell, Nebraska, along with four siblings. At the age of 17, he started to play the guitar. 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. Local residents of the small town raised $2,500 to help launch his career. Hoge moved to an apartment in Nashville and started work, performing in small clubs in the evenings.
His first CD, entitled "In My Dreams", was released in 2002. In the same year, Hoge's first song for television was "If I Only Could" and featured on the hit Warner Brothers show Smallville. Hoge released his second album, "Dirt", in 2006.
Hoge has toured Denmark, Norway, Sweden and traveled to the Middle East to perform for American troops. 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.
Hoge received his first nomination in the Inspirational Country Music Awards (ICM) as "New Artist of The Year" 2011. 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. Around the same time, Hoge played several concerts in Colorado, where Natalie lives, including opening for Martina McBride.
Hoge landed his second TV show theme song with "Give A Damn".
- 2006 – Country Album of the Year – Los Angeles Music Awards
- 2006 – Christian Contemporary Singer/Songwriter of the Year – Los Angeles Music Awards
- 2011 – ICM's New Artist Of The Year – Nomination
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