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Will Hoge

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Will Hoge on Coffee, Country & Cody

WSM's Coffee, Country & Cody

Will Hoge joins Coffee, Country & Cody on July 12, 2022! Will stopped by to chat about his new upcoming album, and more! 


19 Jul 2022

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Thoughts and Prayers/Generation Lockdown: Drive-By Truckers and Will Hoge Have Some Thoughts

Roots, Rednecks, and Radicals

The most recent mass shooting at a school in Uvalde Texas has the nation reeling once again in the wake of gun violence. Both Drive-By Truckers and Will Hoge penned their thoughts on this issue in songs both titled "Thoughts and Prayers." In this episode I take a look at those song's lyrics, recent polling on gun policy, and an in-depth look at the statistics of gun violence. Our political structure may be broken, but we're not as divided as we might think. I hope you're well. Sources: Bipartisan Support for Gun Control:  https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2021/09/13/key-facts-about-americans-and-guns/Five Thirty Eight Gun Gun Deaths in America: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/gun-deaths/ 


1 Jun 2022

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112 - Will Hoge :: Even if it Breaks Your Heart

The Rich Redmond Show

Born and raised in Tennessee, songwriter Will Hoge made his name honing a blend of soulful Americana and heartland rock & roll. After spending his childhood in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, he left Tennessee to study history at Western Kentucky University. Music drew him back home, however, and he relocated to Nashville to assemble a band that included former Georgia Satellites guitarist Dan Baird. Hoge then cut his teeth on the Southern bar circuit and issued a live release, 1999's All Night Long, before inking a deal with Atlantic Records. *SUBSCRIBE/RATE/REVIEW!!! www.richredmond.com/listen The Rich Remond Show is sponsored by: Big Dot Lighting - Commercial LED Lighting Specialists -and- Bruce Cline Home Loans & Mortgage Refinance | Movement Mortgage www.musiciansmortgage.com With the label's support, he entered Memphis' famed Ardent Studios to record his official debut, Carousel, with engineer John Hampton (the Replacements, Gin Blossoms). The album was released in 2000, and Blackbird on a Lonely Wire followed in 2003 (albeit without Baird, who'd left due to the band's demanding tour schedule). Record sales were slim, though, and Hoge found himself receiving minimal attention from his label. Requesting release from his contract, Hoge was made a free agent. Following his departure from the Atlantic roster, Hoge combined a relentless tour schedule with a string of independent releases, from live albums and brief EPs to a full-fledged studio effort (2006's The Man Who Killed Love). Rykodisc took note of Hoge's work, particularly his 200-plus shows per year, and signed the artist. Draw the Curtains, Hoge's fourth studio album and first effort for Rykodisc, was released in October 2007, followed by -- what else? -- an aggressive fall tour. Recording sessions for another record began in 2008, but work was temporarily postponed on August 20th, when a scooter accident left Hoge severely injured. Months of physical therapy followed. Hoge focused on his recovery for the remainder of 2008, eventually returning to the studio project in 2009 and releasing The Wreckage later that year. Hoge put out his seventh studio album, the appropriately titled Number Seven, in September 2011. He and co-writer Eric Paslay received 2012 Academy of Country Music (ACM), Country Music Association (CMA), and Grammy nominations for Best Country Song for "Even If It Breaks Your Heart," the opening track on the Eli Young Band's album Life at Best. In December of 2012, Hoge released the digital-only EP Modern American Protest Music, which included the songs "Folded Flag" and "Ballad of Trayvon Martin." In October of 2013, Never Give In, his eighth full-length, was released by Cumberland Recordings. The album's first single, "Strong," was tapped by Chevy for its 2014 Silverado pickup truck ad campaign. He followed it in 2015 with the album Small Town Dreams, which landed at number 15 on the country charts. While touring in support of the record, Hoge hit a career wall. He enjoyed writing songs for others and playing live, but he had fallen out of love with being in a band. What followed was a period of introspection. He let his working group go and took off on a cross-country jaunt playing solo. Reclaiming the joy that inspired him to make music a vocation in the first place, he began writing while traveling. He reentered the studio with an ace cast of studio players and completed Anchors. The self-produced 11-track set was previewed in June 2017 by the single "Little Bit of Rust" (a duet with Sheryl Crow), and followed two weeks later by "Baby's Eyes." The album proper appeared in August from Eldo/Thirty Tigers. Hoge quickly followed Anchors with My American Dream, which appeared in October 2018. 2020's Tiny Little Movies was a thematically and musically diverse LP, including personal numbers about failing romances and broadsides against political and spiritual dishonesty. A few things that came up: -How Nashville has changed -Will is a Nashville native -"Even if it Breaks your Heart" is his favorite song that he's written -Zooming co-writing sessions -Will's series, "How did we end up here?" -Missing the "hang" -Marvel or Star Wars? -Haters -Played with Aldean early on and they helped him save their show Contact:  www.willhoge.com IG: @willhoge _____ The Rich Redmond Show is about all things music, motivation and success. Candid conversations with musicians, actors, comedians, authors and thought leaders about their lives and the stories that shaped them. Rich Redmond is the longtime drummer with Jason Aldean and many other veteran musicians and artists. Rich is also an actor, speaker, author, producer and educator. Rich has been heard on thousands of songs, over 25 of which have been #1 hits! Rich can also be seen in several films and TV shows and has also written an Amazon Best-Selling book, "CRASH! Course for Success: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Personal and Professional Life" currently available at: https://www.amazon.com/CRASH-Course-Success-Supercharge-Professional/dp/B07YTCG5DS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=crash+redmond&qid=1576602865&sr=8-1 One Book: Three Ways to consume....Physical (delivered to your front door, Digital (download to your kindle, ipad or e-reader), or Audio (read to you by me on your device...on the go)! Buy Rich’s exact gear at www.lessonsquad.com/rich-redmond Follow Rich: @richredmond www.richredmond.com Jim McCarthy is the quintessential Blue Collar Voice Guy. Honing his craft since 1996 with radio stations in Illinois, South Carolina, Connecticut, New York, Las Vegas and Nashville, Jim has voiced well over 10,000 pieces since and garnered an ear for audio production which he now uses for various podcasts, commercials and promos. Jim is also an accomplished video producer, content creator, writer and overall entrepreneur. Follow Jim:   @jimmccarthy www.jimmccarthyvoiceovers.com


28 Mar 2021

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Ep. 150 - WILL HOGE ("Even If It Breaks Your Heart")

Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters

PART ONEScott and Paul dive deep on Rolling Stone's controversial revision of its "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list and discuss how valuation of music changes with the progression of each decade.PART TWOOur in-depth career spanning conversation with Will HogeABOUT WILL HOGEAs a songwriter Will Hoge is perhaps best known for “Even if it Breaks Your Heart,” a #1 country hit for Eli Young Band that earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song as well as both CMA and ACM nominations for Song of the Year. Originally recorded on Hoge’s own album The Wreckage, it is one of many acclaimed compositions from the pen of the outspoken singer-songwriter who celebrates both his southern heritage and progressive social views. In addition to performing “You Make Me Happy,” the theme song to the CBS sitcom Still Standing, Hoge has released more than a dozen albums. Though his music ranges from rock to folk to Americana, his single “Strong” earned mainstream country radio airplay and was featured in a national Chevy truck commercial. He has collaborated with writers such as Brett Beavers, Tommy Lee James, Hillary Lindsay, Gordie Sampson, Chris Stapleton, Hayes Carrl, Brendan Benson, and Wade Bowen. Other artists who’ve recorded his songs include the group Trigger Hippy and Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum.   American Songwriter Podcast Network

1hr 23mins

29 Sep 2020

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Will Hoge

The Working Songwriter

The troubadour from Tennessee discusses his career, from his early years with Atlantic Records to his later career renaissance as an in demand songwriter in Nashville.

1hr 3mins

24 Jul 2020

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Will Hoge, “I’m probably 70% calmer because I’ve worked at it, and 30% calmer from time…”

Everyone Loves Guitar

Will Hoge Interview: Dropping out of college to become a musician, GREAT story about hitting the big-time and signing with Atlantic and meeting with Ahmet Ertegun and then getting out of that same contract a short time later… the discipline and hard work involved to build and grow his career, writing a #1 hit song, overcoming a serious long-term accident, the backstory to some of his recent songs (interesting), standing up for what is right and fair, becoming more vulnerable, 100% REAL Great convo Will Hoge Interview: Will Hoge is an Americana artist from Nashville. Through great songwriting and incessant touring, Will’s developed a solid fanbase, allowing him to release 6 Live & 14 Studio records including his most recent LP, Tiny Little Movies. Will received a Country Music Association nomination, an Academy of Country Music nomination and a Grammy nomination for "Country Song of the Year" for "Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” his #1 hit song recorded by the Eli Young Band Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ 

1hr 35mins

20 Jul 2020

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277 – Allen Jones: Drumming for Will Hoge, “DIY Touring”, Horror Stories from the Road

Working Drummer

Growing up in southern Mississippi, Allen Jones spend his formative years creating his own music career through “DIY touring” and discovering his love of music and drumming. Since his move to Nashville, Tennessee he has played and/or recorded with Americana singer/songwriter Will Hoge and Lilly Hiatt, among others.In this episode, Allen talks about:* Tapping into the underground music scene even from a small town in Mississippi* “DIY Touring”* Growing your music community organically * Horror stories from the road* Moving to Nashville* Being excited about the music you’re playing * Recording the last two Will Hoge recordsBEIER SNARE AD INFO AND LINKS BELOWCheck out Beier Snare’s here – https://www.beierdrums.comMark Beckett is the drummer featured on the “snare drum of the week” David Northrup is the 2nd drummer in the Beier ad. You can find his solo CD here. Allen endorses Sabian Cymbals and Evans Drumheads

1hr 58mins

9 Jul 2020

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097: Will Hoge

New Slang

On Episode 097, I'm joined by singer-songwriter Will Hoge. At the end of this week (Friday, June 26), Hoge is releasing his latest album, Tiny Little Movies. At 11 tracks long, Hoge delivers vivid imagery and detail as he breathes life into a cast of common and everyday characters. Throughout, he captures their anxieties, struggles, dreams, successes, and relationships with a delicate understanding and empathetic touch. In addition, Hoge's brand of Heartland Rock meets country sees the blue-collar Nashville troubadour often embraces a grittier and rollicking sonic punch that's as driving as anything in Hoge's diverse song catalog. This episode's presenting partner is Smith Iron & Design and Wicker's Mesquite Smoked Jalapeno Jelly.New Slang PatreonNew Slang TwitterNew Slang InstagramNew Slang FacebookNew Slang Merch StoreThe Neon Eon PodcastThe Neon Eon Merch StoreSupport the show

1hr 16mins

22 Jun 2020

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"Who is Will Hoge?"

The BoatCast... this is your TRiBe

Nashville-based singer, producer, songwriter, and Grammy Nominated Artist for Best Country Song, Will Hoge, joins Chris Rhoad and BoatCast Mark to celebrate the 21st episode of the podcast. Since his first boat, TRBV, Will reflects on how special it feels every time he gets called back to the Boat. He talks about how special the Rock Boat Family has been to him professionally and how much his wife and sons enjoy the experience.Finally, he looks forward to the release of his upcoming album, Tiny Little Movies, on June 26th. Catch him on his “From My House to Your House” shows from home, doing his part to get us all through COVID-19.Will Hoge can be found at :Instagram: @willhogeTwitter: @WillHogeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/willhoge/Website: https://www.willhoge.comBuy Will Hoge’s new album “Tiny Little Movies” here


15 Jun 2020

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874: May New Music - Will Hoge, Stefie Shock, Håkan Hellström, Molly Tuttle and More

Rockin' the Suburbs

Loyal listeners contribute their May new music picks. Steven Routledge tells us about Inter Arma, Jerry Joseph and Will Hoge. Gerald Chyzenski touts Stefie Shock. Niklas Nygårds recommends Håkan Hellström (and Outtacontroller). And Kevin Clement closes us out with a Neil Young cover by Molly Tuttle and Old Crow Medicine Show. Episode editor: Mary Edelberg Become a Rockin' the Suburbs patron - support the show and get bonus content - at Patreon.com/suburbspod Subscribe to Rockin' the Suburbs on Apple Podcasts/iTunes or other podcast platforms, including audioBoom, Spotify, Google Play, SoundCloud, Stitcher and TuneIn. Or listen at SuburbsPod.com. Please rate/review the show on Apple Podcasts/iTunes and share it with your friends. Visit our website at SuburbsPod.com Email Jim & Patrick at rock@suburbspod.com Follow us on the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @suburbspod If you're glad or sad or high, call the Suburban Party Line — 612-440-1984. Theme music by Quartjar. Visit quartjar42.com (c) 2020, Artie S. Industries LLC


8 Jun 2020