Cody Joe Hodges's music has been described as "real country", with a large influence of the country greats and performers, such as George Strait, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks & Willie Nelson. Cody Joe's voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction. He and his band always thrill, putting on a high-energy performance at every show. It is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time. Cody Joe's sound is something out of the past, and his writing style of the here and now.
What to Expect
We are an international touring country band. We play originals (about 50%) as well as covers (50%), which consist of classic country, Texas country, classic rock, and current country hits. We always work with the venue to see what works best for them because there is no better compliment to us than to see everyone dancing and enjoying themselves and, of course, to be rebooked.
Cody Joe Hodges’s music has been described as "real country", with a large influence of the country greats and performers, such as George Strait, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks. Cody Joe's voice ranges from silky smooth to raspy seduction. He and his band always thrill, putting on a high-energy performance at every show. It is rare that you will find someone that reaches across the aisle to both the old and new generations, but Cody Joe Hodges does it every time. Cody Joe’s sound is something out of the past, and his writing style of the here and now.
Not long after graduating from Texas A&M in 2006, the young talent took off to Nashville, where he was lucky enough to find a place to stay with the late, great Johnny Paycheck’s steel guitar player, Jay Andrews. Jay was kind enough to help Cody Joe get a job working on Broadway. After a short stay in Nashville, he decided to move back to Texas and join the Army.
While in the Army, (duty station, Fort Carson), he was playing music on a street corner in Colorado Springs with a homeless man, when he was discovered by an Army affiliate. He was then asked to audition for the group "Harmony in Motion," a vocal ensemble based out of Fort Carson, Colorado. After auditioning, they extended an offer to join them, and Cody Joe began traveling across America playing for large entertainment venues.
Upon discharge, his dad had a talk with him about a career in the power line business as a lineman. This sounded like something exciting and also a great opportunity to draw upon for songwriting, so he joined the energy field in 2010.
In the spring of 2013, Cody Joe decided to exit out of the power line business and focus energy on his music as a solo artist, along with whatever plans God had for him. It has been a blessing thus far,
as he was named the 2016 Rising Star for the Country Music Association of Texas, and has a current project in the works.
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide sound and lighting for an additional charge or you can provide it without an additional charge.
Just Stay Here and drink - Merle Haggard
Tonight’s Not the Night - Randy Rogers Band
Mexico Night - CJH
Drivin’ my Life Away - Eddie Rabbitt
You swept me up - CJH
Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Tennessee - CJH
make it thru the nite - Willie Nelson
Reasons - CJH
Guitars and Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakum
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Getting bak to cuntry - CJH
Hank done it this way - Waylon Jennings
The Good Stuff - CJH
If I said….Beautiful Body - Bellamy Brothers
Rush - CJH
Slow Hand - Conway Twitty
Don Juan - CJH
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Let’s Get it on - CJH
Drunken Poet’s Dream - Hayes Carll
Texas Angel - Honeybrown
all comes bk n th end - CJH
House of the rising sun - The Animals
Whiskey River - Willie Nelson
Daddy’s Dream - CJH
Blues Man - Alan Jackson
Moonlit Flight - CJH
Empty Glass - Gary Stewart
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Taming the wicked - CJH
Cowboy Rides Away - George Strait
Cabo, Mexico - CJH
I Got Mexico - Eddie Raven
The Road - CJH
One More Drink - CJH
Influences & Inspiration
Merle Haggard, George Strait, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton