Cody Joe Hodges’ music has been described as “real country”, highly influenced by the country greats of the 80’s & 90’s.
With a high-energy performance and his brazos bottom drawl, it is rare that you will find someone who reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe does it every time. His voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction. His sound something out of the past, and writing style of the here and now.
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 and tours nationally year-round.
In today’s country music world of programmed instrumentation, Cody Joe isn’t worried as much about fitting in with what’s trendy. He’s more concerned with making his brand of country music one that will last – a sound that true country music fans and some beyond will appreciate. You might not see a fiddle and steel at every show he currently plays, but when you listen to his music, it’s clear this guy LOVES that country sound.
(Cody Joe's road dog - Banjo - ready to roll)
“there's many miles on that old van, and it all started with releasing my first single in Texas - ‘Getting Back to Country’ (peaked at #23 in 2015). Since then, it's been more than 275k miles, several hundred shows and seeing cool things along the way."
As an independent artist, Cody Joe is well on his way to finding his place in today's country music world. His last recording, “Roll That Way” (https://youtu.be/sqRt1tqhpfM), has become a dancehall favorite, packing the dance floor to many who are hearing it for the first time. He also released a patriotic song recently, which connected with fans, called “God, Family & Country” (https://youtu.be/fxdPfiGIXMY).
While his sound is more on the traditional side of country music, with recorded originals like ‘Rush’, ‘Hellbent on Loving You’, ‘Reasons’, and his new single, a cover of ‘House of the Rising Sun’, it’s clear to see this guy’s tool box contains more than just one trick.