You’ll hear a hint of Brazos-bottom dirt in the voice that sets the tone for Cody Joe Hodges’ sound. He’s a “real country" singer who was raised in the honky-tonk and hole in the wall's of Central and East-Central Texas. He now resides in Nashville, gigs around town and tours nationally with his band year-round.
(Banjo - ready to roll)
As an independent artist, Cody Joe is well on his way to finding his place in today's country music world. His latest single release, "Give Me Back My Freedom" is a reflection on 2020 and a bonus acoustic track to the "That Country Sound" album - to be released this year. CO-written with his wife Jamie, "Give Me Back My Freedom" is an uplifting song for the common man and goes out to anyone who might have been affected (physically, mentally or financially) from last year.
While his sound is more on the traditional side of country music with songs like “Roll That Way” & “God, Family & Country” - he also has songs like ‘Rush’, ‘Hellbent on Loving You’, ‘Reasons’, and a cover of ‘House of the Rising Sun’, it’s clear to see some of the Red Dirt/Rockin' influence.
He’s released several singles in the last few years and is currently working on a new album of gathered material
Hodges averages close to 150 shows a year, putting on several thousands of miles, honing his craft and serenading country fans. Currently traveling across America, he performs solo & full band shows at various venues, festivals & private events.