JT Hodges

Thanks again to JT Hodges for being a guest on Country Music Chat. Looking forward to his new and first movie “Finding Christmas” premiering on Hallmark Channel December 15, 2013.



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JT was raised in a recording studio… literally. “My family started Fort Worth’s first multi-track recording studio,” Hodges explains, referring to Buffalo Sound Studios, a facility that played host to artists as disparate as T Bone Burnett and Michael Bolton. Were the kids allowed to hang around? “Oh, it was part of our chores!” he laughs. “On weekends when there were sessions, Pops would make us vacuum and clean the bathrooms. Once we were done, my brother and I would be so excited to go into my dad’s audio library and listen to record after record, on vinyl or quarter-inch tapes. That was the environment that I grew up in, crawling around under the console starting at 8 months old.

Hodges’ parents weren’t just studio owners: They had their own band. “My mom had a country record deal with MCA Nashville but she didn’t want to leave us kids and ended up choosing motherhood.” His folks had met under professional musical circumstances. Dad studied concert piano at Juilliard and then went to the University of North Texas to get his masters’ degree in jazz composition. He also had a country covers band to help pay his way through grad school, and when he was 27, a 17-year-old girl drove up to audition. She got the gig and got the guy—and they both got a boy who shared their consuming love of all kinds of music.



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