JT Hodges

I’ve never been a cautious man, JT sings on his debut album. With his muscular and versatile voice, he can afford to take a few (musical) risks.

Judging by the title, “Sleepy Little Town” would seem to be the latest in a line of country songs extolling rural life; instead, JT reveals the less-than-idyllic situations often hidden behind a picturesque setting, including a high-achieving student whose private school dreams are derailed by pregnancy, and a seemingly perfect pastor’s wife who takes revenge on her presumably abusive husband.

He effortlessly bounces from catchy country-pop on “Give It One More Night” to soulful piano balladry on “When I Stop Crying,” but JT is at his best on tunes that display a sexy swagger such as “Green Eyes, Red Sunglasses” and “Rather Be Wrong Than Lonely.”

The jack-of-all-styles musician does justice to an array of musical influences on this collection, resulting in one of the freshest debut projects from a country newcomer since the arrival of such multitalented acts as Zac Brown Band and Sugarland.

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

Ace and Penny are going to have a little brother or sister.
Accepts the ALS charity challenge from her friend Kenny Rogers.
Country and R&B collide Sept. 26 on a new installment of CMT favorite.
Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country is open beginning Aug. 29
New solo collection was produced by Angaleena and her husband, Jordan Powell.