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.