JT Hodges in December 2012
|Justin Taylor Hodges|
July 6, 1977 |
Fort Worth, Texas
Justin Taylor "JT" Hodges (born July 6, 1977) is an American country music singer. In 2011, he signed to Show Dog-Universal Music and released one album, which has produced three charting singles on the Hot Country Songs chart.
Justin Taylor Hodges was born on July 6, 1977, and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, by father James McKinley Hodges and mother Marsha Kathleen McDade Hodges. He attended The Oakridge School for high school and graduated in 1996 making him 18. He later graduated from Texas Christian University and moved to Los Angeles, spending several years on the coffeehouse circuit. He met his wife in Jay, California and they moved to Nashville in 2009.
Hodges' parents are both involved in music: his father is a pianist who owns a recording studio in Fort Worth, Texas, and his mother was briefly signed to MCA Nashville in the 1980s. She recorded a version of "The Bed You Made for Me", later a top 5 hit for Highway 101 in 1987.
In mid-2011, Hodges signed to Show Dog-Universal Music and released his debut single, "Hunt You Down", which he co-wrote with Rivers Rutherford and Mark Collie. Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song four stars out of five, saying that it had an "infectious melody" but criticizing the lyrics for being "too cool for the room". Kyle Ward gave an identical rating at Roughstock, also saying that the song had an original sound, although he thought that the "story is a bit implausible" and said that he did not understand the song's bridge. Hodges' debut album includes eleven songs, nine of which he co-wrote. "Goodbyes Made You Mine" and "Sleepy Little Town" also charted from it.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|Locks on Doors||
|US Country Airplay
|2011||"Hunt You Down"||39||--||JT Hodges|
|2012||"Goodbyes Made You Mine"||43||--|
|"Sleepy Little Town"||60||55|
|"--" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2011||"Hunt You Down"||Marcel|
|2012||"Goodbyes Made You Mine"||Mason Dixon|