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Will Hoge

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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. 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. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Albums by
Will Hoge

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    16 songs

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    Solo & Live: December 2015

    11 songs

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    Small Town Dreams

    11 songs

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    Never Give In

    11 songs

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    Number Seven

    11 songs

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    The Wreckage

    10 songs

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    Draw the Curtains

    12 songs

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    Blackbird on a Lonely Wire

    10 songs

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    Carousel

    13 songs

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    Number Seven

    2 songs

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    Only Love Can Break Your Heart

    1 song

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    Still a Southern Man

    1 song

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    Just up the Road

    1 song

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    They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To

    1 song

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    Growing up Around Here

    1 song

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    Strong

    1 song

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    When I Get My Wings

    1 song

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    Even If It Breaks Your Heart

    1 song

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    Middle of America

    1 song

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    Another Song Nobody Will Hear

    1 song

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    Secondhand Heart

    1 song

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    Be the One

    6 songs

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    The Living Room Sessions

    5 songs

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    America EP


Top Songs by
Will Hoge

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  2.   Rock and Roll Star featuring Dan Baird
  3.   Even If It Breaks Your Heart
  4.   Sex, Lies and Money
  5.   Strong
  6.   When I Get My Wings
  7.   The Highway's Home
  8.   Too Old to Die Young
  9.   Midnight Parade
  10.   Highway Wings
  11.   Never Give In
  12.   Goodbye Ain't Always Gone
  13.   A Different Man
  14.   Home Is Where the Heart Breaks
  15.   Middle of America
  16.   Another Song Nobody Will Hear by Wade Bowen
  17.   Goddam California
  18.   Silver Chain
  19.   Just Like Me
  20.   American Dream
  21.   Silver or Gold
  22.   The Illegal Line
  23.   Hard to Love
  24.   These Were the Days
  25.   Favorite Waste of Time
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Will Hoge

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    Hair Of The Dog

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    David Nail: I Am The DJ

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    Red Dirt Road

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    Eclectic Rock


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