Some people are just born communicators and Lucas Hoge has that gift. Fans know this because Hoge's new album “Dirty South” ascended to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Country Album Sales chart during its debut week. Hoge’s creative universe has long revolved around music, and his latest offering DIRTY SOUTH, showcases a songwriter of considerable depth and a singer with an enviable skill for interpreting a lyric. Once he moved to Nashville, Warner Bros. featured his song “If I Only Could” on the hit TV show “Smallville.” Soon after, he began racking up numerous TV, film and commercial credits. He scored a 13-episode series for HBO, wrote a jingle for Lipton Tea and appeared with Faith Hill in the TV campaign for Sunday Night Football. He wrote the title song and starred in the Animal Planet TV show “Last Chance Highway,” a reality show focused on rescuing dogs and transporting them to their forever homes. He also penned the theme song “Give a Damn” for the GAC TV show “Tom’s Wild Life. Hoge has spent the last ten years touring overseas on the Wrangler National Patriot tour visiting Iraq, Kuwait, Kosovo, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Africa, and many more. Lucas also penned the Wrangler National Patriot theme song “Medal Of Honor”. Lucas is one of three ambassadors for Bass Pro/Cabela’s and an ambassador for Hero Out Door Products. Hoge is also the spokesperson for Guardian Angels for Soldiers Pet and the first ambassador for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. Lucas signed a deal in Jan 2018 to be the new Southwest Airlines Storyteller Ambassador. Lucas made his Grand Old Opry debut November 2017 and has since returned to perform several times, recently including the Classic Country night. With a #1 album, restless creative spirit, abundance of Midwestern charm and a work ethic that won’t let him slow down, it looks like the best is yet to come, including his Grand Ole Opry debut on November 10th 2017.
I love the grit," says Rodney Atkins. "I love getting sawdust on me. I love getting under the hood and getting grease all over: working hard, until your knuckles are busted."
After over two decades in country music, it's hard to imagine that the Tennessee-born Atkins could still treasure the difficult moments and the arduous process of creating a song from the ground up. But he's just the kind of artist who loves the roots as much as the tree. With six number-one hits under his belt, four studio LP's and over ten million units sold, Atkins is more invested than ever in making honest, authentic records that tell a story and showcase his unique place in the world, which is exactly what he does on his forthcoming fifth LP.
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