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JT Hodges Takes Fans Into the Studio in the Video for “Lay It Down”


Singer – songwriter, JT Hodges releases a highly anticipated studio performance of his summer smash, “Lay It Down”!

JT takes fans behind the scenes in his latest release, making them feel as if they are a part of the recording process at Destiny Studio in Nashville. The video premiered on SiriusXM The Highway, where the song has been a fan favorite since release.

JT shares, “I’m all about making music that makes you wanna move, get your head noddin’ and put you in a mood,” which perfectly sums up his new track, “Lay It Down”. Combining the infectious “uh uh uhh’s” with the sultry melodies, this tune definitely has it all!

Hodges will be playing this song among others at his upcoming performance at Show Dog Universal’s Fan Appreciation party on June 5th at The Silver Dollar Saloon as part of CMA Fest. Stay tuned for other performances to be announced shortly!

Watch the video for “Lay It Down” here:

JT Hodges Releases New Track “Lay It Down”


Country charmer JT Hodges has some new music to share! JT’s new single “Lay It Down” has been released on iTunes and is now available for purchase. Written by Busbee, Liz Rose and Eric Paslay, this song has a rockin’ beat and a sexy, intriguing melody that will definitely make you want to get out of your seat!

“I’m all about making music that makes you wanna move, get your head noddin’ and put you in a mood,” says Hodges.  “This new record is loaded with that sentiment, and this song kicks it all off. So y’all crank it up nice and loud!”

This song is going right to our spring playlist! What do you think?

Don’t forget to check out JT’s upcoming tour dates on his site HERE.

JT Hodges to host Holiday Howler event in Nashville

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Show Dog-Universal’s J.T. Hodges already has some pretty cool Christmas plans. He’ll be hosting his second annual “Holiday Howler” event benefiting the Brown Dog Foundation on December 3rd. The concert kicks off at 6 pm CST at the Gibson Showroom in Nashville and will feature performances from JT himself as well as Chris Stapleton, Jonathon Singleton, and Whitney Duncan.

The Brown Dog Foundation aims to give animal owners a way to balance medical costs with saving their pet. They strive to find a way to stop pet euthanasia when the animal faces a treatable, but life threatening injury or illness, due to financial issues. The organization aims to find a way to keep quality of life for both the owner and their animal.

About the foundation, JT shares:

“Animals, like people, will get sick or need medical attention at some point in time and as a dog owner, I know those bills can be pricey.”

Tickets can be purchased in advanced at or at the door for $5 each. The event will also feature a silent auction, doggy bags, door prizes, and much more! The Brown Dog Foundation was created in 2006 in memory of Chip, a beloved dog who lived to the age of ten after his family wanted to euthanize him at a pound when he was four years old because of a cell tumor.

VIDEO: JT Hodges – Sleepy Little Town (lyrics)

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Texas native JT Hodges just released the official lyric video for his third single “Sleepy Little Town.” It was a fan-voted single from his debut self-titled album that’s in stores now! Check out the video below and let us know what you think – we think it’s pretty cool.

Join Us For Our Twitter Chat with JT Hodges!


We’re proud to announce that we’ll be hosting a Twitter Chat with Show Dog-Universal’s J.T. Hodges tomorrow night! Join us at 8 pm CST / 9 pm EST by following both us @keepinitblog and JT: @helloJTHodges and using the hashtag #jthodgesfan. J.T. will be answering fan questions and we’ll be handing out prizes to participants – autographed CD’s from J.T., and even one-of-a-kind #jthodgesfan t-shirts that are not available for purchase! It’s easy to join us and follow along:

- Follow both Keepin’ it Country and J.T. Hodges on Twiter

- Use the hashtag #jthodgesfan when sending in your questions for J.T.

- We’ll pick questions and send them to J.T.!

- To ask your question, or talk with J.T., tweet both @keepinitblog and @hellojthodges and use hashtag #jthodgesfan somewhere in your tweet. That way we can see it and pass it on.

Even if you don’t want to ask a question, feel free to join us and chat! Don’t forget to let us know who you’d love to see next.

We named J.T. as “one to watch” for 2012. He released his self-titled debut country album last month, and is about to release new single “Sleepy Little Town” to radio. Check out the Texas singer-songwriter’s last single, “Goodbyes Made You Mine,” below:


CONTEST: Win An Autographed JT Hodges Album!

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We named J.T. Hodges as one of our “Ones To Watch for 2012″ earlier this year, and now his debut self-titled album is finally in stores! We’ve teamed up with Show Dog-Universal Records and J.T. to give two lucky fans the chance to win an autographed copy of his debut country album. His record, released this week, is available everywhere right now in both digital and physical music retailers. See what we had to say about the album, which features JT’s catchy “Hunt You Down,” his romantic “Goodbyes Made You Mine,” and his upcoming single “Sleepy Little Town”:

“JT Hodges does two things really, really well. His full-bodied voice gives personality and a personal touch to nearly every song. And each song has a distinctive flavour, which both his voice and the instruments help provide…JT Hodges is going to be a star. More than any new artist I’ve heard, he makes interesting, varied, full-blooded music. In the biggest show of respect I can make, I’ll be buying this album myself.”

Do you want to win the album from the ACM New Artist Of The Year semi-finalist? Then find out how below by entering on our Rafflecopter giveaway widget – either here or on our Facebook “giveaway” tab! The contest is open immediately and runs until August 27th at 12:01 am EST. Unfortunately, we are only able to provide the contest to legal residents of the USA and Canada due to shipping costs, except where prohibited. Good luck!

JT Hodges Taking It To The Fans Release Week

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JT Hodges will be a pretty busy guy next week with the release of his debut, self-titled album. He’ll be interacting with fans as he counts down the hours to the release of his highly anticipated album: including an interactive internet chat, a stop his hometown of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and visiting of the biggest shopping malls in the world at Mall of America in Minneapolis. He’ll also be previewing his album for his fans with an appearance on Sirius/XM’s The Highway’s broadcast of interviews and band performances, which kicked off on August 13th, and runs until release day on August 21st.

When JT released his debut single “Hunt You Down” last year, he quickly put faith in fans and the music industry and became one of the most engaged artists in country music through social media and constant touring. He even had his fans pick his next single, “Sleepy Little Town,” through a vote on his official Facebook fan page. The single will be released to country radio on September 10th.

“It’s only natural that JT decided to spend release week with the fans who have so actively supported him on his first two singles,” said Bill Kennedy, Show Dog-Universal Music’s VP of Sales, Marketing and New Media.  “From the moment we released his first single, JT has been directly engaged with music fans through his various social sites and especially through his touring, We at the label agreed with JT that spending this important first week with the people who brought him to the dance was time well spent.”

JT will kick off his release week events with a special online 30-minute chat and performance at 7 pm CST. It’s the latest episode of “Just Talkin’,” and can be streamed on his Ustream page right here. On August 20th, JT takes it to the streets in his hometown of Dallas-Fort Worth with a special meet-and-greet at Joe T Garcia’s in Fort Worth. On release day, August 21st, he’ll be holding a special in-store performance at the Southwest Loop Best Buy in Fort Worth. On the 24th, he’ll be doing an autograph signing and performance at the Best Buy at the Mall of America.

JT’s self-titled debut CD is one of our favorites of 2012, and is available for pre-order right now on Fans can order a digital copy through iTunes, or a physical copy through Amazon.

5 Reasons You Need To See JT Hodges At Boots & Hearts

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We named Show Dog Universal’s J.T. Hodges our “one to watch for 2012″ earlier this  year… and for good reason. His debut country album hits physical and digital stores on August 21st, and he’ll be playing the Sirius/XM Front Porch Stage on Saturday night from 6:30 to 7:30. He’ll be on-stage during Sheryl Crow and right when Alabama starts, but we believe fans need to check out J.T.

Here’s our five reasons why you can’t miss J.T.’s set in Bowmanville, Ontario tomorrow night:

JT Hodges’ Debut Album Available For Pre-Order Now!


JT Hodges’ 10-song debut album will hit shelves on August 21, 2012 and fans can pre-order starting today on iTunes at and on Amazon at

While JT’s debut release is still a few weeks away, check out what we had to say, along with a few other country blog sites!

“JT Hodges does two things really, really well. His full-bodied voice gives personality and a personal touch to nearly every song. And each song has a distinctive flavour, which both his voice and the instruments help provide…JT Hodges is going to be a star. More than any new artist I’ve heard, he makes interesting, varied, full-blooded music. In the biggest show of respect I can make, I’ll be buying this album myself.” – Keepin’ It Country

“I am struck by the versatility and ease of his voice.  He has a gritty sound that I believe sets him apart from many of his male counterparts in country music today.” –Focus on the 615

“The 10 songs showcase a singer ready to explode on the national country music scene with a blend of modern soulful tunes and traditional country music lyrics and melodies.”  – Roughstock

Tracks on JT Hodges

1.     Rather Be Wrong Than Lonely
2.     Sleepy Little Town
3.     Hunt You Down
4.     Give It One More Night
5.     When I Stop Crying
6.     Goodbyes Made You Mine
7.     Leaving Me Later
8.     Right About Now
9.     Rhythm Of The Radio
10.  Green Eyes Red Sunglasses

If you haven’t already, you can check out our full review of JT’s debut album here.

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REVIEW: JT Hodges Debut Album

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When I was asked to review JT Hodges’ self-titled debut album, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d heard his name, and I’d heard some positive reviews, but I couldn’t name a single song of his.

Now I know what to expect. And it’s a lot of good things.

The first notes of the lead song, “Rather Be Wrong Than Lonely”, are a quick drum beat and strong guitar chords that set the pace for my growing enthusiasm. I was into the song before he even began singing. Rarely does an album capture me so quickly, but by the time Hodges made it to the first chorus, I was trying to sing along to his full, sonorous voice.