Official MusicFest Artist

Will Hoge
Years at MusicFest:
My American Dream (2018), Anchors (2017), Small Town Dreams (2015), Never Give In (2013), Modern American Protest Music (2012), Number Seven (2011), The Wreckage (2009), Draw the Curtains (2007), The Man Who Killed Love (2006), Black Bird On A Lonely Wire (2003), Carousel (2001).

Born and raised in Tennessee, songwriter Will Hoge made his name honing a blend of soulful Americana and heartland rock & roll. Hoge moved to Nashville, after college, cutting his teeth on the Southern bar circuit with former Georgia Satellites guitarist Dan Baird. The group has since broken up but that didn’t stop Hoge. He and co-writer Eric Paslay received 2012 Academy of Country Music (ACM), Country Music Association (CMA), and Grammy nominations for Best Country Song for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” the opening track on the Eli Young Band’s album Life at Best. These days Hoge is happy being a solo act. His impressive amount of traveling for live shows has gained him lots of traction boasting over 200 plus shows a year. He’s a hard-working artist and it resonates in his music. Only at MusicFest.