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PHOTO: Will Hoge vists Academy of Country Music

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The Academy of Country Music welcomed singer-songwriter and first time ACM nominee Will Hoge to the office while he was in Los Angeles last week. While at the Academy he performed “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” a song which earned Hoge his first ACM nomination as composer in the Song of the Year category. The most recent chart topping Eli Young Band single will compete in both Song of the Year and Single of the Year categories at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2013.

Check out the picture of Will’s visit below:

Jordan Powell, Relationship Music; Tiffany Moon, ACM EVP/Managing Director; Will Hoge; Bob Romeo, ACM CEO

Jordan Powell, Relationship Music; Tiffany Moon, ACM EVP/Managing Director; Will Hoge; Bob Romeo, ACM CEO

Exclusive Interview: Meet Will Hoge

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If you don’t know the name Will Hoge yet, it’s time for us to help change that. He’s been making music for well over a decade and has garnered an impressive fan base on the merits of his often-independent releases. He’s appeared on stage at the Grand Ole Opry alongside Vince Gill, performed on GAC’s flood relief program “Music City Keep On Playin,” and has opened for the likes of Needtobreathe, Sugarland, and the Civil Wars.

However, Hoge is also the man behind the Eli Young Band‘s #1, and now Grammy-nominated, Even If It Breaks Your Heart. That track is now nominated for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and we want to send our congrats to Will and the Eli Young Band! Read on for more about Will, his influences, his experiences in the industry and his opinion on Taylor Swift!

DVR ALERT: Will Hoge To Make Jimmy Kimmel Debut

Will Hoge. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Peyton Hoge

Nashville rocker Will Hoge is getting ready for his debut appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow night. He’ll be performing his latest single from his seventh studio album “NUMBER SEVEN,”  “Too Old To Die Young” on Tuesday night’s program. Catch the episode tomorrow night at 11 pm CST / 12 am EST on ABC.

Will is scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl village on January 29th in Indianapolis. He’ll head to the historic Ryman Auditorium after his performance to share the night with Dierks Bentley on February 2nd, 2012.

Will Hoge Debuts New Music Video

Will Hoge. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Peyton Hoge

Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge finally debuted his music video for “When I Get My Wings” on CMT yesterday. His seventh studio album “Number Seven” will be released on September 27th. The song was inspired by a newspaper obituary he read about a 50-year old marriage. He wanted to reflect that in his music video, which shows the story of love from its beginning until the end when the spouse passes away.

“The song started life as a bluegrass song, but it just wasn’t working,” says Hoge.  “On the last day of recording, I wasn’t willing to give up on it.  I sat in the studio and rethought the whole song and that led me to the Stax sound.  After that, the song took on a whole new life.  It’s really cool that CMT wants to get behind this video, I’m so appreciative of their support.”

To watch the music video, click HERE to go to CMT’s website. Make sure you let us know what you think about it in the comments below.

Will is kicking off his “When I Get My Wings 2011 Tour” on September 24th in Athens, Georgia. Joining Will his 30-city tour is indie pop-rockers Locklsey, Jaron And The Long Road To Love, James Dunn, Brighton, and Nic Cowen.

Will Hoge Announces Fall Headlining Tour

Will Hoge. photo credit: Greenroom PR / Peyton Hoge

Will Hoge will be getting his wings this fall when he heads out on his first headlining tour across America. His 30-date “When I Get My Wings 2011 Tour” will kick off September 24th in Athens, Georgia. He’ll be joined by special guests indie pop rockers Locksley, with Jaron And The Long Road To Love, James Dunn, Brighton, Nic Cowan and Aunt Martha joining him on select dates. Will will release his brand new studio album “Number Seven” on September 27th, just after the start of the tour.

“Being on the road is like second nature to me, and me and the guys in the band are so ready to start this fall tour,” says Hoge.   “I’ve spent years building relationships with fans all over the country, and they have been so supportive and loyal.  Some fans come up and tell me they’ve been to like 50 shows, and it just blows my mind.”

For a full list of tour dates click the “read more” button.

Will Hoge to Release “Number Seven” on September 27th

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Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge is getting ready to release his seventh studio album this September. Appropriately titled “Number Seven,” he’s planning on showcasing his mix of blues and country with this effort. This album is the follow-up to 2009′s “The Wreckage” which was named “triumphant” by the BBC. The road warrior is currently planning headlining tour dates this Fall in support of the new record.

“When I Get My Wings,” the first single from “Number Seven,” is the final cut on the album due out September 27th.  For the full track listing click the “read more” tag.

Will Hoge to Release "Number Seven" on September 27th

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Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge is getting ready to release his seventh studio album this September. Appropriately titled “Number Seven,” he’s planning on showcasing his mix of blues and country with this effort. This album is the follow-up to 2009′s “The Wreckage” which was named “triumphant” by the BBC. The road warrior is currently planning headlining tour dates this Fall in support of the new record.

“When I Get My Wings,” the first single from “Number Seven,” is the final cut on the album due out September 27th.  For the full track listing click the “read more” tag.

Lucas Hoge Heading Back To Afghanistan

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We haven’t even reached Easter yet, but Lucas Hoge already has plans for Memorial Day.  His plans don’t involve family picnics or barbecues. But they do show that the “Give A Damn” singer truly does give a damn — especially when it comes to the military.

For the second year in a row Hoge will be performing for the troops in Afghanistan.  He’s returning to the Middle East as part of the Wrangler Western – Wrangler National Patriot Tour. The two-week tour will have him singing for our soldiers during the Memorial Day weekend.  For Hoge, that’s a “vacation” with value.

“I am really excited to hear that the Armed Forces Entertainment Wrangler National Patriot Tour is confirmed for May 2012,” says Hoge.  “This is the best group of people to travel with and this is by far the best group of people to go visit! Robi Powers, of American300, Jeff Chadwick of Wrangler, Kaycee Feild, World Champion Bare Back Rider, Annie Bianco, Maegan Redley and myself will all return to visit several bases throughout Afghanistan and over Memorial Day.  This tour means a lot to me.  I look forward to it all year long.  I love supporting our Military and will continue to do anything I can to let them know how much they mean to us!”

Before he returns to the Middle East, Hoge is taking part in a stateside salute for soldiers.  He has an April 15th concert with Rodney Adkins at the Wynn Casino Encore Theater in Las Vegas during NAB.  The show will support ThanksUSA, an organization that focuses on scholarships for military families.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Lucas Hoge

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There’s just something about Lucas Hoge that makes him instantly likable.  Maybe it’s his small-town roots (He’s from tiny Hubbell, Nebraska with a population of around 50).  Or maybe it’s his farm-bred work ethic.  Or maybe it’s how you can sense those things in both the man and his music.

He’s currently promoting his single, “Give A Damn,” and is putting the finishing touches on his self-titled album, which is due out near the end of March.  You may already have heard some of his music — not necessarily on the radio but on TV.  His “If I Only Could,” was featured on an episode of Smallville on the WB.  Plus, he has written and performed the theme songs for two shows:  The already mentioned “Give A Damn,” which is the theme song for Tom’s Wild Life on GAC and the title theme song for Last Chance Highway on Animal Planet.  If that’s not enough, he also wrote and performed a jingle for Lipton Tea.

The interview is the first time that I had spoken with Lucas.  Yes, he’s out to promote his music, but clearly there’s so much more to him than that.  It may have only been one conversation, but from it I could tell that he is truly compassionate and caring about people, pets, and, naturally, making music.  You’ll probably get the same sense about him after reading it.

Jana Kramer Added to All-Star Kicker Country Stampede Line Up

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Kicker Country Stampede, to be held June 26-29 in Manhattan, Kansas, is delighted to announce that all camping & reserved seating is officially sold out for the first time in the 19-year history of the festival. Festival organizers recently surveyed the grounds and added an additional 200+ camping sites, which sold out immediately upon releasing them to the public.

“What a milestone!  We want to thank the fans for their continued support throughout the years!” said Wayne Rouse, general manager of Kicker Country Stampede. “For the first time, the demand for camping has exceeded the supply! However, we want as many fans to have the opportunity to experience Stampede as possible, so we are looking into ways to accommodate even more folks in future years!”

Country’s fastest rising female star Jana Kramer has been added to the star-studded line-up, which includes Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Young, Easton Corbin, Lee Brice, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Charlie Worsham, Tyler Farr, Joe Diffie, Will Hoge, Jon Pardi, 6 Degrees West, The Railers and Logan Mize.

The last day to purchase four-day tickets for $145 and VIP tickets for $565 is Wednesday, June 25. There are a very limited number of VIP tickets remaining, so get yours now before it’s too late! For more information on tickets or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit www.countrystampede.com or call 800-795-8091.