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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:


JT Hodges Taking It To The Fans Release Week

J.T. Hodges

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 jthodges.com. 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

JT Hodges.

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:

REVIEW: JT Hodges Debut Album

JT Hodges.

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.