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Cody Joe Hodges

Nashville, TN | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Nashville, TN | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Solo Country

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Aug
26
Cody Joe Hodges @ The Western

Navasota, TX

Navasota, TX

Jun
08
Cody Joe Hodges @ The Western

Navasota, TX

Navasota, TX

May
27
Cody Joe Hodges @ The Western

Navasota, TX

Navasota, TX

Apr
16
Cody Joe Hodges @ Woody's

Bee Cave, TX

Bee Cave, TX

Apr
15
Cody Joe Hodges @ Grand Stafford Theater

Bryan, TX

Bryan, TX

Mar
25
Cody Joe Hodges @ Reba's

TX

TX

Mar
17
Cody Joe Hodges @ 2nd Annual Woody-Stock

TX

TX

Mar
05
Cody Joe Hodges @ Fulton Oyster Fest

TX

TX

Feb
23
Cody Joe Hodges @ Broken Spoke

Austin, TX

Austin, TX

Dec
16
Cody Joe Hodges @ Private Show

Spring, TX

Spring, TX

Dec
15
Cody Joe Hodges @ Private Show

College Station, TX

College Station, TX

Dec
12
Cody Joe Hodges @ Railroad Blues

Alpine, TX

Alpine, TX

Dec
11
Cody Joe Hodges @ Cheatham Street Warehouse

San Marcos, TX

San Marcos, TX

Dec
10
Cody Joe Hodges @ Duke's Tavern

Katy, TX

Katy, TX

Dec
05
Cody Joe Hodges @ Outlaw Country

Palestine, TX

Palestine, TX

Dec
04
Cody Joe Hodges @ The Western

Navasota, TX

Navasota, TX

Nov
28
Cody Joe Hodges @ House of Blues

Houston, TX

Houston, TX

Nov
27
Cody Joe Hodges @ Salt Lick BBQ

Driftwood, TX

Driftwood, TX

Nov
25
Cody Joe Hodges @ Private Show

Chappell Hill, TX

Chappell Hill, TX

Nov
20
Cody Joe Hodges @ Private Show

Eagle Pass, TX

Eagle Pass, TX

Nov
17
Cody Joe Hodges @ Grace O'Malley's Irish Pub

Ruidoso, NM

Ruidoso, NM

Nov
14
Cody Joe Hodges @ Outlaw Country

Palestine, TX

Palestine, TX

Nov
12
Cody Joe Hodges @ Central Station Bar & Grill

Dodge City, KS

Dodge City, KS

Nov
07
Cody Joe Hodges @ Kicks Club

Angleton, TX

Angleton, TX

Nov
06
Cody Joe Hodges @ Kicks Club

Angleton, TX

Angleton, TX

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CMA of Texas 2016 Awards Gala

September 19, 2015

Houston, Tx – The list of awards is extensive and impressive this year. The event held on Wednesday- October 28th will also honor a formal proclamation from former Governor George W. Bush designating October 30th as “Country Music Day in Texas.”



2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS



“Bud Fisher Lifetime Achievement Award” – JAMES WHITE

"Entertainer of the Year" - ROGER CREAGER

“Male Artist of the Year” – JAMES LANN

“Female Artist of the Year” – PAULA NELSON

“Female Rising Star of the Year” – JESSE ROACH

“Male Rising Star of the Year” – CODY JOE HODGES

“Independent Artist of the Year” – TONY RAMEY

“Songwriter of the Year” – THOM SHEPHERD

“Band of the Year” – JOHN SLAUGHTER BAND

"Drummer of the Year" - JOE DELEON

"Instrumentalist of the Year" - KENNY GROHMAN

"Radio Station of the Year" - KORA, BYRAN / COLLEGE STATION, TX

"Radio Personality of the Year" - MICHAEL BERRY

"Johnny Gimble Award" - TROY BATES

"TV / Film Personality of the Year" - CHAD PRATHER

"Director's Award" - STORMY COOPER

"Music Venue of the Year" - MO'S PLACE, KATY, TX, - Owner- MO JELOUDAR

"Ambassador of the Year" - TOMMY CONNORS



HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES (alphabetical order by last name)



KEVIN BLACK

WAYNE DOUGLAS BROZE

LYNN BROWN

DOUG SUPERNAW

JERRY J. THOMAS

BEAU WALKER





To purchase your ticket for this upcoming awards event, contact -

Crescent Moon, 281-364-9463

Location is 440 Rayford Road, Spring,

TX 77386,

www.crescentmoonwinebar.com. - CMA of Texas


'One More Drink' is a breezy, droll ace-in-the-hole for Cody Joe Hodges - a superbly composed and implemented song and video that could easily make it to the top of the country charts.

Watch the award-winning music video 'One More Drink' now! - The Akademia


Cody Joe Hodges was on First News at Four Friday, May 2, 2014.

The singer/songwriter performed, "You Swept Me Up," a new song from his upcoming album. - KBTX


CALDWELL, Texas -- 2014 has already proven to be an exciting year for one Brazos Valley resident. Cody Joe Hodges, born and raised in Caldwell, TX and currently residing in College Station, signed his first recording contract in December of 2013 with Tate Music Group, an independent label out of Oklahoma.

Cody Joe started playing music at an early age, but it wasn’t until his senior year in high school that he became serious about his art. Impassioned by such country greats as George Strait, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, Cody Joe wrote his first song, “Daddy’s Dream”, his freshman year in the dorms at Texas A&M University.

Not long after graduating from Texas A&M in 2006, Cody Joe took off to Nashville, where he was lucky enough to find a place to stay with the late, great Johnny Paycheck’s steel guitar player, Jay Andrews. Jay was kind enough to help Cody Joe get a job working on Broadway. After his stay in Nashville, he decided to move back to Texas and join the Army.

While in the Army, (duty station, Fort Carson), he was playing music on a street corner in Colorado Springs with a homeless man, when he was discovered by an Army affiliate. He was then asked to audition for the group "Harmony in Motion," a vocal ensemble based out of Fort Carson, Colorado. After auditioning, they extended an offer to join them, and Cody Joe began traveling across America playing for large entertainment venues. Upon discharge, his dad had a talk with him about a career in the power line business as a lineman. This sounded like something exciting and also a great opportunity to draw upon for songwriting, so he joined the energy field in 2010.

At the same time, he started a band with the help of his buddy Dan Kuciemba, and a couple of students from Texas A&M. Calling themselves “The Linemen”, they came out with their first album as a band in 2012. In the spring of 2013, he decided to focus on his music and see what plans GOD had for him. It has been a blessing thus far, with his first recording contract being signed last month, and great things on the horizon.

Cody Joe Hodges’s music has been described as "outlaw country", with a large influence of the country greats and performers who started the genre in the late 70’s and 80’s. Cody Joe's voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction. He and his band always thrill, putting on a high-energy performance at every show.

It is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time. With a steel guitar, fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar and drums, Cody Joe’s sound is something out of the past, and his writing style of the here and now. You can catch his performance this Friday, Jan. 24th at The Western Club in Navasota, TX. - KBTX News 3


Shiner Rising Star, Rd 1 Wk 4
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Stories and photos by Mary Jane Farmer — Click on the links at the end SRS Past winnersfor all the photos

The covers were each unique to the three bands that put down some amazing sets at the Shiner Rising Star’s Round 1, Week 4 contest Thursdy (Aug. 22), held at the Grapevine Love & War in Texas’ venue.

Competing were Sean Russell, Cody Joe Hodges, and Ellee Morris, and when the announcement came Friday morning on KHYI, it was revealed that Cody Joe Hodges and his band would be moving on into Round Two.

Judges for the week were KHYI’s Chuck Taylor, L&W co-owner Ty Phelps, and AMP artists promotions company’s Dawn Gardin.

Shiner Rising Star is sponsored each year — and this is the 10th anniversary of the contest that provides one band with a recording contract — by Shiner Records, Shiner Beer, and Americana radio station KHYI, 95.3. The winning band also takes home more prizes, including new band equipment from KONO Guitars.

SR Sean MONKedSean Russell open the night up, and his cover (each band is required to perform one cover song along with all their own original songs), was a Ryan Bingham song. Judges, at critique time, complimented the band, saying they had good harmonies, sounded like Neil Young, overall a tight band, but one that could look at using bridges more often and work to bring a larger crowd to support them.

Cody Joe Hodges band followed, throwing in “The House of the Rising Sun” as their cover song. Cody Joe said he didn’t grow up around that sort of folky, swamp blues, but has learned to love it from being around others in his band. At critique time, the judges stressed that he seems to know the importance of a hook, that they liked the fiddle in the band and that Hodges does his own lead guitar work, and that it appeared that, even though they came the farthest distance for the contest, they brought the largest crowd.



Ellee Morris
Ellee Morris
Ellee Morris brought only one musician, a bass player, to the stage with her, and she played guitar and kick drum. Her cover was one of the many songs featured on the television series, “Nashville.” That impressed the judges, with one of them a little less favorably by calling it a “coffeehouse” style song.

Another thing the three bands had in common was that all three quit with an average of 9.5 minutes left in their respective sets.

For Sean Russell Band pix, click here:

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Post Published: 26 August 2013
Author: Mary Jane Farmer
Found in section: Shiner Rising Star 2013 - Mary Jane Farmer


Interview and performance by Cody Joe Hodges on Free Music Friday. - KBTX


Music has inspired every part of Cody Joe Hodges’ life. From his high school days of listening to classic country and the dorms of Texas A&M, to the US Army and singing competitions across the country, Cody Joe finally landed in Nashville. The artist signed with Lamon Records in June of 2014 and is set to record his first EP at the end of the summer.

Cody Joe started playing music at an early age, but it wasn’t until his senior year of high school that he became serious about songwriting. Inspired by George Strait, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, Cody Joe wrote his first song, “Daddy’s Dream”, his freshman year of college.

After graduation and a stint in Nashville to make contacts in the music business, Cody joined the US Army. He joined the vocal ensemble “Harmony in Motion,” based out of Fort Carson, Colorado, and began traveling across America playing large entertainment venues. Upon his discharge, his dad proposed a career in the power line business as a lineman. He joined the energy field in 2010, allowing him to dedicate spare time to music and giving him plenty of new inspiration.

At the same time, he started a band called “Cody Hodges & The Linemen.” Cody Joe was recently nominated as Rising Star for the 2014 Texas Music Awards. Cody Hodges and The Lineman moved to Round 2 of the Rising Star Competition and he was nominated as Male Country Vocalist of the Year at the International Music and Entertainment Association.

Cody Joe is a traditionalist in that he loves the sound of traditional country. Steel guitars, fiddles and good, old-fashioned story-telling songs remind him of the way country music was when he was growing up.

Cody Joe Hodges’s music has been described as “outlaw country” with a large influence of performers who started the genre in the late 1970s. He and his band always thrill, putting on a high-energy performance at every show. With a steel guitar, fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar, and drums, Cody Joe’s sound is like something out of the past. His goal for every show is to fill the dance floor and get the crowd moving.

“I try to put a positive message in every song,” says Cody. “There is a lot of negative in this world, and when people listen to music, whether it is to escape or to be entertained, my goal is to put a grin on your face and a smile in your heart.”

Look for more news on Cody Joe Hodges as he records his first EP in Nashville this year. For more information on Cody and other Lamon Records artists, visit www.lamonrecords.com. - Lamon Records


Cody Joe started playing music at an early age, but it wasn’t until his senior year in high school that he became serious about his art. Impassioned by such country greats as George Strait, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, Cody Joe wrote his first song, “Daddy’s Dream”, his freshman year in the dorms at Texas A&M University.

Not long after graduating from Texas A&M in 2006, Cody Joe took off to Nashville, where he was lucky enough to find a place to stay with the late, great Johnny Paycheck’s steel guitar player, Jay Andrews. After his stay in Nashville, he decided to move back to Texas and join the Army. While in the Army, he ended up singing with the group “Harmony in Motion,” a vocal ensemble based out of Fort Carson, Colorado, and began traveling across America playing for large entertainment venues. Upon discharge, his dad had a talk with him about a career in the power line business as a lineman. This sounded like something exciting and also a great opportunity to draw upon for songwriting, so he joined the energy field in 2010. At the same time, he started a band called “Cody Hodges & The Linemen”, they came out with their first album as a band in 2012. In the spring of 2013, he decided to focus on his music and see what plans God had for him. So far, it has been a blessing. Cody Joe was recently nominated as Rising Star for the 2014 Texas Music Awards. This past year, Cody Joe Hodges and his band moved on to Round 2 of the Shiner Rising Star Competition, and he was nominated as Male Country Vocalist of the Year for the International Music and Entertainment Association.

Cody Joe is a traditionalist in the sense that he loves the sound of traditional country; with a steel guitar, fiddle and good, old-fashioned story-telling songs, the way country music was when he was growing up. As a true Texan, he grew up idolizing George Strait and aspires to the lifelong career he has had in the music industry. He is also a huge fan of the true country and outlaw country greats such as: Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard. Not only were/are they storytellers, but fantastic writers, artists and personalities.

Cody Joe Hodges’s music has been described as “outlaw country”, with a large influence of the country greats and performers who started the genre in the late 70’s and 80’s. Cody Joe’s voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction. A Cody Joe Hodges live performance is one you will not forget. He and his band always thrill, putting on a high-energy performance at every show. It is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time. With a steel guitar, fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar and drums, Cody Joe’s sound is something out of the past. Be prepared to dance because his goal for every show is to fill the dance floor.

Cody Joe tries to put a positive message in every song. There is a lot of negative in this world, and when people listen to music, whether it is to escape or to be entertained, his goal is to put a grin on your face or a smile in your heart.

While Cody Joe and his band currently play a lot of bars and honky tonks, they love playing fairs, festivals and concerts where they can reach out to all ages and play for folks they wouldn’t normally reach in the bar and honky tonk scene.

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'With the instincts of a true storyteller, Cody Joe Hodges combines amazing vocals, poignant lyrics and flawless instrumentation to create this timely and relevant anthem.'

Listen to the award-winning song, "The Good Stuff" now! - The Akademia


As you’re recovering from the indulgence of Thanksgiving, I have a whole host of worthy music to take you through this weekend. The first is Cody Joe Hodges and his latest single ‘Getting Back To Country’, a song firmly in the Texas tradition of good traditional country music, with some bluntly hard-hitting lyrics about reality and gritty, personable vocals. It criticizes the direction of mainstream country at a time when the values of the genre seem to have all but disappeared, lamenting the golden days of acts like Haggard and Lynn.

Cody has been back and forth in his career like a yo-yo, always returning to his true passion of music. He left for Nashville after graduating college, but ended up signing up for the army, before being picked up by the group Harmony In Motion and traveling the country performing in venues. When he was discharged his father tried to convince him to go into the power line business, so Cody joined the energy field in 2010, but he ended up just forming another band! Last year he finally made the bid to focus on his music entirely, in the hope it would lead him to something far bigger and more soul fulfilling than before.

You can check out ‘Getting Back To Country’ below and jam through your Saturday! - For The Country Records


2014 has already proven to be an exciting year for one Brazos Valley resident. Cody Joe Hodges, born and raised in Caldwell, TX and currently residing in College Station, signed his first recording contract in December of 2013 with Tate Music Group, an independent label out of Oklahoma.

Cody Joe started playing music at an early age, but it wasn’t until his senior year in high school that he became serious about his art. Impassioned by such country greats as George Strait, Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, Cody Joe wrote his first song, “Daddy’s Dream”, his freshman year in the dorms at Texas A&M University.

Not long after graduating from Texas A&M in 2006, Cody Joe took off to Nashville, where he was lucky enough to find a place to stay with the late, great Johnny Paycheck’s steel guitar player, Jay Andrews. Jay was kind enough to help Cody Joe get a job working on Broadway. After his stay in Nashville, he decided to move back to Texas and join the Army. While in the Army, (duty station, Fort Carson), he was playing music on a street corner in Colorado Springs with a homeless man, when he was discovered by an Army affiliate. He was then asked to audition for the group “Harmony in Motion,” a vocal ensemble based out of Fort Carson, Colorado. After auditioning, they extended an offer to join them, and Cody Joe began traveling across America playing for large entertainment venues. Upon discharge, his dad had a talk with him about a career in the power line business as a lineman. This sounded like something exciting and also a great opportunity to draw upon for songwriting, so he joined the energy field in 2010. At the same time, he started a band with the help of his buddy Dan Kuciemba, and a couple of students from Texas A&M. Calling themselves “The Linemen”, they came out with their first album as a band in 2012. In the spring of 2013, he decided to focus on his music and see what plans GOD had for him. It has been a blessing thus far, with his first recording contract being signed last month, and great things on the horizon.

Cody Joe Hodges’s music has been described as “outlaw country”, with a large influence of the country greats and performers who started the genre in the late 70’s and 80’s. Cody Joe’s voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction. He and his band always thrill, putting on a high-energy performance at every show. It is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time. With a steel guitar, fiddle, stand-up bass, guitar and drums, Cody Joe’s sound is something out of the past, and his writing style of the here and now.

For more, visit codyhodgesmusic.com - Music News Nashville


Discography

The people we meet, fuel we burn, and time we spend together on the road
is all part of this job.   However, sometimes it's nice to think of
home and the life we once had.  We are modern day cowboys... and after
all, "this ain't nothing but a rodeo." 

Cody Hodges & The Linemen was Cody Joe Hodges' freshman CD.  Since then, he has made his living as a full-time, solo musician.  It has been a blessing thus far, with his first recording contract signed in Dec. ’13.  Cody Joe Hodges released "The Good Stuff" album through Oklahoma based record label - Tate Music Group in November 2014, in which 6 songs he co-wrote with his wife Jamie.

Cody Joe's debut radio release "Getting Back to Country", from the album, "The Good Stuff", was a success on the Texas Charts.  It peaked at #24 on the Texas Regional Radio Report and #26 on the Texas Music Charts.

In 2014, Cody Joe teamed up with Lamon Records, a Sony independent label out of Nashville, to record his newest project, a four song EP entitled "One More Drink".  The EP was released May 5, 2015, along with EP's titled single, "One More Drink" (co-written with Jamie) and a music video.  This fall, Cody Joe will be traveling around the nation, working secondary radio. 



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Bio

Cody Joe Hodges was destined to be a performer.  The first time he took the stage was at the age of five, while on a family vacation.  At the time, his parents thought he was playing video games, when suddenly, they heard the band announce that someone from the audience had requested to sing a song.  Five-year old Cody, took the stage and sang “Amarillo By Morning”, and the rest is history.

Cody Joe Hodges’ music  has been described as “real country”, influenced by some of the country greats from the late 70’s and 80’s – George Strait, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson (just to name a few). With his thrilling, high-energy performance, it is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time.  Cody Joe Hodges’ voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction.  Cody Joe’s sound is something out of the past, and his writing style of the here and now.

 Cody Joe Hodges started playing music at an early age, but it wasn’t until his senior year in high school that he became serious about his art.  Cody Joe wrote his first song, “Daddy’s Dream”, his freshman year, while living in the dorms at Texas A&M University. 

Not long after graduating from Texas A&M in 2006, the young talent spent a short stay in Nashville.  Afterwards, deciding to “get away from music” and move back to Texas and join the Army. 

While in the Army, (duty station, Fort Carson), he was playing music on a street corner in Colorado Springs with a homeless man, when he was discovered by an Army affiliate.   He was then asked to audition for the group "Harmony in Motion," a vocal ensemble based out of Fort Carson, Colorado.  After auditioning, they extended an offer to join them, and Cody Joe began traveling across America playing for large entertainment venues.  

Upon discharge, his dad had a talk with him about a career in the power line business as a lineman. This sounded like something exciting and also a great opportunity to draw upon for songwriting, so he joined the energy field in 2010.  At the same time, he started a band called “The Linemen”, and released his first album in 2012. 

In the spring of 2013, Cody Joe decided to exit out of the power line business and focus energy on his music as a solo artist, along with whatever plans God had for him. So far it has paid off, being awarded the 2016 Male Rising Star by the CMA’s of Texas.

Cody Joe lives life on the road, constantly touring and trying to get his music heard.  He recently left his Texas home to move to Nashville to focus on his songwriting.  From humble beginnings, Cody Joe Hodges brings the drive and determination to attain National results.     

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