JT Hodges

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JT Hodges
JT Hodges at 2012 WQYK Santa Fest
JT Hodges in December 2012
Background information
Birth name Justin Taylor Hodges
Also known as JT
Born (1977-07-06) July 6, 1977 (age 39)
Fort Worth, Texas
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2011–present
Labels Show Dog-Universal
Associated acts Toby Keith

Justin Taylor "JT" Hodges (born July 6, 1977) is an American country music singer. In 2011, he signed to Show Dog-Universal Music and released one album, which has produced three charting singles on Hot Country Songs.

Early life[edit]

Justin Taylor Hodges was born on July 6, 1977, and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, by father James McKinley Hodges and mother Marsha Kathleen McDade Hodges.[1][2][3][4] He attended The Oakridge School for high school and graduated in 1996 making him 18. He later graduated from Texas Christian University and moved to Los Angeles, spending several years on the coffeehouse circuit. He met his wife in Jay, California and they moved to Nashville in 2009.[5][6]

Musical career[edit]

Hodges' parents are both involved in music: his father is a pianist who owns a recording studio in Fort Worth, Texas,[7] and his mother was briefly signed to MCA Nashville in the 1980s. She recorded a version of "The Bed You Made for Me", later a top 5 hit for Highway 101 in 1987.[8]

In mid-2011, Hodges signed to Show Dog-Universal Music and released his debut single, "Hunt You Down", which he co-wrote with Rivers Rutherford and Mark Collie.[8] Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four stars out of five, saying that it had an "infectious melody" but criticizing the lyrics for being "too cool for the room".[9] Kyle Ward gave an identical rating at Roughstock, also saying that the song had an original sound, although he thought that the "story is a bit implausible" and said that he did not understand the song's bridge.[10] Hodges' debut album includes eleven songs, nine of which he co-wrote.[11] "Goodbyes Made You Mine" and "Sleepy Little Town" also charted from it.

Hodges joined Toby Keith's 2011 Locked and Loaded Tour.[12]

In 2015, Hodges released an EP, titled Locks on Doors.[13] The EP sold 500 copies in its debut week.[14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Country
[15]
US
[16]
US
Heat

[17]
JT Hodges 23 114 1

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Locks on Doors
  • Release date: April 22, 2015
  • Label: Buffalo Sound Records
  • Formats: Music download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[18]
US Country Airplay
[19]
2011 "Hunt You Down" 39 JT Hodges
2012 "Goodbyes Made You Mine" 43
"Sleepy Little Town" 60 55
2014 "Already High" N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Hunt You Down" Marcel
2012 "Goodbyes Made You Mine" Mason Dixon
2014 "Already High"
2015 "Ray Bans"[20] Marcel
2016 "After Midnight"

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JT Hodges on Twitter". Twitter. 
  2. ^ "Person Details for Justin Taylor Hodges, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997" — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. 
  3. ^ Songwriter/Composer: Hodges Justin Taylor
  4. ^ Conaway, Alanna. "JT Hodges Starts His 'Journey' into a Country Music Career". Taste of Country. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "JT Hodges Biography". CMT. 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  6. ^ McAuliffe, Josh. "Eric Church, JT Hodges join country superstar Toby Keith Thursday". The Times Tribune. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Parton, Chris (17 August 2011). "JT Hodges Ramps Up His Hunt for Country Fans". CMT. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Phillips, Jessica (5 September 2011). "Who's New: JT Hodges". Country Weekly. 18 (36): 18. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  9. ^ Dukes, Billy (May 27, 2011). "JT Hodges — 'Hunt You Down' Single Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Ward, Kyle (June 22, 2011). "JT Hodges — 'Hunt You Down'". Roughstock. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Conaway, Alanna (17 June 2011). "JT Hodges Starts His 'Journey' Into a Country Music Career". Taste of Country. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  12. ^ Conaway, Alanna. "JT Hodges Joins Toby Keith's 2011 Locked and Loaded Tour". Taste of Country. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  13. ^ Jason Scott (April 24, 2015). "Review: JT Hodges stirs up a musical hurricane with 'Locks on Doors' EP". AXS. 
  14. ^ Matt Bjorke (April 29, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report For April 29, 2015". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  15. ^ "JT Hodges Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  16. ^ "JT Hodges Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  17. ^ "JT Hodges Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  18. ^ "JT Hodges Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  19. ^ "JT Hodges Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  20. ^ "CMT : Videos : JT Hodges : Ray Bans". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 
  21. ^ JT Hodges at the Internet Movie Database
  22. ^ Conaway, Alanna (5 November 2013). "JT Hodges Releases Holiday Classic "Joy to the World"". countryweekly.com. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  23. ^ Verizon Super Bowl Central Kickoff Concert at the Internet Movie Database
  24. ^ The Dust Storm at the Internet Movie Database

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