JT Hodges will spend release week of his debut, self-titled CD with his fans, first globally via an internet chat, next in person in his hometown area of Dallas-Fort Worth, and then on to one of the largest shopping malls in America, the Mall of America in Minneapolis. In addition to these appearances, music fans will be given a taste of Hodges’ new music when Sirius XM Radio broadcasts a series of interviews and full band performances, which kicked off August 13, and will run through August 21st.
With the release of his first single, “Hunt You Down,” Hodges placed his faith in the music fans and instantly became one of country music’s most engaged artists through his consistent touring and interaction via his social sites. Hodges even asked the fans to pick his next single via a facebook voting page. The runaway winner was “Sleepy Little Town,” which will be released on September 10th.
“It’s only natural that JT decided to spend release week with the fans who have so actively supported him on his first two singles,” said Bill Kennedy, Show Dog-Universal Music’s VP of Sales, Marketing and New Media. “From the moment we released his first single, JT has been directly engaged with music fans through his various social sites and especially through his touring, We at the label agreed with JT that spending this important first week with the people who brought him to the dance was time well spent.”
JT will kick off release week on Sunday night (August 19) with a 30-minute chat and performance that begins at 7:00 pm CT and can be seen at either of these links: Facebook.com/jthodgesmusic or www.ustream.tv/channel/j-t-hodges. On August 20th, Hodges takes it to his hometown of Dallas/Fort Worth with a performance/meet and greet at Joe T Garcia’s in Fort Worth and on release day, an in-store and performance at the Southwest Loop Best Buy in Fort Worth. On the 24th, Hodges will do an autograph signing and performance at the Best Buy at the Mall of America in Minneapolis.
The CD is now available for pre-orders. While iTunes offers a digital pre-order HERE, Amazon will offer the physical copy of the CD HERE. To check tour dates and get more information on the artist, please visit: jthodges.com, Follow him on Twitter and Like him on Facebook.