Will Hoge’s “Southern Man” is Gripping Indictment of the Confederate Flag

Growing up in Franklin, Tennessee, Will Hoge was proud to be a Franklin High School Rebel and felt a sort of allegiance to the Confederate flag. Hoge told Rolling Stone, “In my 17-year-old innocent mind, it was exactly what I hear everybody saying now: It’s this sign of independence for a rebel, a guy who … Read more

10 Hottest Country Music Summer Ballads

Summer is often mapped out by heart-racing and beat-centric anthems and rarely does a ballad slip through the sonic airwaves. But this summer seems to be a bit different. Not only is Little Big Town crushin’ the competition with their blistering lamentation “Girl Crush,” but newcomer Cam has been tearing up the radio with her own harrowing … Read more

Will Hoge Discusses His Kids and County Music

Singer and songwriter, Will Hoge, has watched the CMA’s grow and change from the late ’70s until now and boy does he have some remarkable memories of the early days. Although this is the Nashville native’s second time to attend CMA week as known artist, he has been a fan on the sidelines for decades. He … Read more

7 Songs That Should Have Been Hits

Country music is filled with passion and storytelling but sometimes we’re reminded that it’s also a business. From time to time, for whatever reason, spectacular hit songs never make it to your radio. Maybe it was controversial. Maybe there’s legality with copyrights and record companies. Maybe someone felt that it was a great album cut, … Read more

Get to Know: GRAMMY-Nominated Will Hoge

Will Hoge has a lot of miles underneath his boots, and in 2015, that’s all this gritty singer-songwriter could ask for. With 10 studio albums (and a series of EPs) under his belt, he details his journey across America’s heartland on his just-released new album Small Town Dreams. He’s always shown a deep understanding for … Read more