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Will Hoge Biography
Will Hoge is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who has the distinction of a #1 Billboard charting song as well as CMA, ACM, and Grammy nominations.
For two decades, Will Hoge has carried the torch for American rock & roll, carving out his own blue-collar sound rooted in amplified guitars, melodic hooks, southern soul, and rootsy stomp. It’s a sound that nods to the best moments of the past — the punch of Tom Petty’s anthems; the countrified twang of Buck Owens’ singing; the raw, greasy cool of the Rolling Stones — while still pushing forward into new territory, with Hoge’s storytelling and larger-than-life voice leading the charge.
Trends come and go. Yet Will Hoge remains a mainstay of the Americana landscape, hitting the road year after year, turning new pages of a career whose twists and turns — including Number One hits, a near-death experience, major-label record deals, and hard-won independence — sound like stuff of some long-lost movie script.
Will has toured with The Avett Brothers, Shinedown, Jason Isbell, Social Distortion, Dierks Bentley, Needtobreathe, and more.
“It’s rare, heck it’s impossible to call anything perfect. Thing is, Will Hoge hit[s] all the notes melodically, harmonically, and sonically…” – No Depression
“Hoge is essentially his own man, and it’s a credit to his credence that he never comes across as a poser or pretender. When you’re giving a voice to the masses, credibility is essentially, and fortunately, Hoge comes across as a genuine crusader who heeds his calling.” – PopMatters
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