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EXCLUSIVE: JT Hodges on Goodbyes Made You Mine & Album News

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Showdog-Universal’s J.T. Hodges was named one of our artists to watch this year. We had the chance to catch up with J.T. back at CRS in Nashville and find out what exactly he’s been up to since we last spoke in January. His mixture of rock and country has helped him fit right in on the country music charts, and we are sticking by our prediction of big things for the energetic performer in 2012.

J.T. shared with us a little on his current single “Goodbyes Made You Mine,” which will have its music video premiere on CMT’s Big New Music Weekend this weekend. It’s the second single from J.T.’s upcoming album, due out later this year. We found out the release date to J.T.’s debut album on Showdog, so find out below in our little look at J.T’s new single and album below:

VIDEO: Preview JT Hodges – Goodbyes Made You Mine

JT Hodges.

Showdog-Universal’s J.T. Hodges will be releasing his second music video to CMT this weekend. We got our hands on a short preview clip of the music video for “Goodbyes Made You Mine”, which will premiere on April 27th during CMT’s Big New Music Weekend. Check out JT’s video below and let us know what you think of his latest song from his upcoming debut album on Showdog-Universal.

Stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country for more on JT Hodges, as we caught back up with him on his new single and what fans can expect from his record.

Ronnie Dunn To Headline WQYK Fun N’ Sun Concert

Ronnie Dunn. photo credit: EB Media / Josepha Cheong

Radio station WQYK in Tampa Bay, Florida announced their lineup for their annual Fun N’ Sun Toyota Country Concert series, which is returning to Coachman Park on Sunday, April 22nd. Headlining the free concert is Ronnie Dunn, with two stages featuring acts like J.T. Hodges, THE FARM, Andy Gibson, Chris Cagle, Suite Caroline, Greg Bates, and Canaan Smith all day. Both Canaan and Greg will perform on the side stage at the event in an acoustic setting.

While the concert is free and open to the public, there are reserved seating tickets available for only $20 each to get fans closer to the main stage. WQYK will be giving away VIP passes and tickets to listeners leading up to the event. Reserved seating goes on-sale on Monday on ticketmaster.com.

ACM “Salute To The Military” Concert Announced

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The upcoming ACM Weekend in Las Vegas keeps getting bigger and bigger.  The latest announcement is a special concert to show appreciation for the military.

On Saturday March 31, a star-studded show will salute the soldiers with song and more.  The “Salute to the Military Presented by NRA Country” concert will feature (in alphabetical order) Lee Brice, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, JT Hodges, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan and Thompson Square.  The event will be hosted by Robin Meade, anchor of HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade.”   

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With fan-voting opening up today for the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year, we want to help get fans into the ACM spirit by giving our readers the chance to win one of two limited edition ACM Zinepaks. These super-cool collectables features hit songs by the Entertainer of the Year nominees, the New Artist of the Year nominees, and some of today’s top country artists. Not only that, but fans will also receive a guitar-shaped magnet to proudly display their country music pride and a special 120-page magazine featuring exclusive interviews and features on your favorite country music artists.

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J.T. Hodges Launching New Web Series Monday

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Showdog-Universal’s rising star J.T. Hodges will be launching a brand-new web series on Monday. The twice a month live chat called “Just Talkin’” will give fans the chance to get to know J.T. better and vote on which song he’ll perform live on the video stream.

Fans can vote right now on JT’s Facebook page for what song they want to hear him cover in his first UStream. The live stream will feature a live chat on Ustream so fans will be able to talk with the singer in real time. His first chat starts Monday at 7 pm CST.

J.T’s second single, “Goodbyes Made You Mine,” is out on radio right now.

VIDEO: JT Hodges Shares Garth Brooks Cover For Valentine’s Day


It’s the one day of the year fully dedicated to celebrating love – Valentine’s Day! JT Hodges shared a special gift with his fans today, a cover one of his favorite love songs, “The Dance” by Garth Brooks.

JT does a beautiful rendition of the song and you can listen and watch him perform it below!

His new single “Goodbyes Made You Mine” is available starting today at all digital media outlets. Check it out here

JT Hodges’ New Single To Be Released on Valentine’s Day


JT Hodges’ latest single, “Goodbyes Made You Mine,” will be available at all digital download sites tomorrow, on Valentine’s Day, according to Bill Kennedy, Show Dog-Universal Music’s Vice President of Sales, Marketing & New Media.

 “JT’s new single showcases his unique voice and edgy style,” Kennedy said. “The song is a natural next step after last year’s debut ‘Hunt You Down.’”

 Robert K. Oermann, a respected music critic, said in his Music Row review of the single: “this has a certain ‘presence.’ JT’s not only a solid writer, but his vocal performance is up-close and personal, packed with personality and exuding confidence. The deep-twang guitar and driving production are also pluses. A star is born.”

Nate Deaton// KRTY GM/ San Jose said, “JT has what we are always looking for; the look, the sound and the ability to stand out on the radio.  He did that for us with “Hunt You Down” and “Goodbyes Made You Mine” will do that for everyone.”

Hodges made it to the semi-final round in the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year category. He burst onto the country music scene in 2011 with the release of his debut single, “Hunt You Down,” and a slot on Toby Keith’s Locked & Loaded Tour Presented By Ford F-Series. “Goodbyes Made You Mine” is the second single from the artist’s soon to be released CD.

Be sure to download  your copy of the single tomorrow!

VIDEO: J.T. Hodges – This Is JT Hodges

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Showdog-Universal’s J.T. Hodges has released his latest video in his campaign for fan votes for the semi-finalist round of the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year category. He’s one of eight semi-finalists competing for both fan and industry votes to become one of the final three nominees.

In his latest video, he’s teamed up with director Marcel once again to help solve the question “Who is J.T. Hodges?”. In the third part of the series, J.T. explains “This Is J.T. Hodges.”

“Working with Marcel on these videos has been a blast and I am so grateful to the country music fans for letting me give them a little peak into who I am,” Hodges said. “Our point was to just have some fun with these videos, and get everyone to smile a little bit.”

Voting is open right now for the semi-finalist round of the ACM New Artist Of The Year. Fans can cast their votes at voteacm.com until January 30th.

See the video below:

2012 Artists To Watch: J.T. Hodges

JT Hodges.

Showdog-Universal’s J.T. Hodges is about to have one heck of a year. If all things continue like they’ve already started for the talented singer-songwriter, he’ll be one very busy man in 2012.  J.T. gave us a call last week in-between some writing sessions at his home in Tennessee. He’ll be releasing his debut album later this year, and he’s one of the semi-finalists nominated for the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year category. He’s competing against seven other finalists for the final three nomination spots for the April 1st award show. (See our interview with J.T. and his reaction to the nomination here).

We asked J.T.  some of  our readers’ questions, found out a little bit about who he is, how he pranked Eric Church on tour, and what we can expect from his debut album on Showdog-Universal this year. Learn all about the man behind “Hunt You Down” and see why he’s one our picks of Artists To Watch for 2012: