Billy Hodges

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Billy Hodges
Born (1970-11-26) November 26, 1970 (age 46)
Martin, Tennessee United States
Genres Christian
Associated acts Kingdom Heirs
Dixie Echoes
Florida Boys
Under Grace

Billy Hodges (born November 26, 1970 in Martin, Tennessee) joined the Kingdom Heirs as tenor in February 2005.[1] He has previously sung for the Dixie Echoes, Florida Boys (1995–1997)[1] and Under Grace.[2]

He was a firefighter and first responder in Union City, Tennessee[2][3] from 1999-2001. Hodges had been working as the recreational director for Marcus Point Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida prior to joining the Kingdom Heirs; it was his return to performing Gospel music.[1][2]

On October 30, 2010, Billy announced that the problems he was having with his voice in the summer of 2010 had been identified as a lesion on his left vocal cord, and that this made it necessary for him to leave the Kingdom Heirs as of January 2011. After taking vocal rest, he returned to singing as a soloist, and did so at Dollywood for three years. He now travels and sings as a soloist, with his family taking part as well.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Kingdom Heirs Announce New Tenor". 3 January 2005. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Billy French Biography". Kingdom Heirs. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Jones, George (14 June 2008). "Dispatcher lives dream on the job". Sand Mountain Reporter. Albertville, Alabama. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Billy Hodges Resigns From Kingdom Heirs". 30 October 2010. Retrieved 26 December 2010.