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Will Hoge Tells About True Life “Desperate Times” in New Single

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GRAMMY-nominated troubadour Will Hoge released his new single “Desperate Times” to radio formats today, June 1. “Desperate Times” is off Hoge’s latest album, SMALL TOWN DREAMS, which rocketed up the Country albums charts, landing Top 5 on iTunes and No. 15 on Billboard. Produced by Marshall Altman, Hoge delves deeper into both his country and rock ‘n’ roll roots for his 10th studio album. Never fitting particularly neatly into a genre box, he’s always just made the music that moved him and “Desperate Times” is one of those songs.

“‘Desperate Times’ is a true life story about staying in a place and toughing it out. Those tests and trials we all go through that make us stronger and wiser once we make it to the other side,” says Hoge. “Plus, it’s accompanied by boogie-woogie piano.”

Written by Hoge and Adam Hood, the lyrics reflect a song about pushing through when times get tough, however Hoge pulls it off with an incandescent delivery – singing to an upbeat rock and blues melody. Bringing it close to home, the handclaps heard in the background include Hoge’s two sons.

Critically hailed as an artist who is “rapidly positioning himself between those two pillars of populist rock, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp” by and as a “genuine crusader who heeds his calling,” Hoge impresses on “Desperate Times” and his newest SMALL TOWN DREAMS with his voice, “an impressive instrument with the dexterity to hit the high notes, and the weatherworn intensity to make each of songs feel genuine and lived-in,” as noted by

Tracking the miles of his own American journey with SMALL TOWN DREAMS, Hoge relives his upbringing and hometown roots with personal stories on each track, continuing to pile on the stunning reviews;

Will Hoge Announces UK Tour Dates

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Will Hoge is making his first-ever full band trek to the United Kingdom for seven headline tour dates across Scotland and England, beginning in September. Touring in support of his newest album Small Town Dreams , the project is already garnering rave reviews and launched into the Top 5 on iTunes Country Albums chart. Small Town Dreams is available now in the US and slated to be released to fans in the UK on June 15th.

“For years, I’ve wanted to bring the band over and play full shows in the UK. I’m excited now for folks to see the live show and hear the new album,” says Hoge.

The UK edition of the tour will make its first appearance at The Stables in Milton Keynes on September 4 and continue to stop at venues including the O2 ABC 2 in Glasgow, Bush Hall in London and more.

UK Tour Dates Include:
9/4 – The Stables – Milton Keynes, England
9/5 – The Picture House – Sheffield, England
9/7 – O2 ABC 2 – Glasgow, Scotland
9/8 – Night & Day – Manchester, England
9/10 – Bush Hall – London, England
9/11 – The Portland Arms – Cambridge, England
9/12 – Green Door Store – Brighton, England

Small Town Dreams  is an authentic, genuine character story and depiction of small town life. Walking the country/rock line, the Nashville native revisits his upbringing with the eleven tracks on the new album including lead single and heartland anthem “Middle Of America,” which was highlighted on Sirius XM’s The Highway and terrestrial radio.

For a complete list of tour dates and ticket information, visit

Will Hoge Celebrates the Release of ‘Small Town Dreams’ at Grimey’s

Photo Credit: John Hitch

Photo Credit: John Hitch

Will Hoge celebrated the release of his 10th studio album Small Town Dreams launching to #5 on the iTunes Country Albums chart with a live performance last night (4/8) for a packed house at Grimey’s Too in Nashville.

Fans crowded inside the venue for Hoge’s intimate, full-band acoustic set which included lead single “Middle Of America,” “Growing Up Around Here,” “Little Bitty Dreams” and more from the new album. Following the show, he met with fans and signed autographs.

Capping off the night, the Grammy nominated hit-maker headed to Nashville venue, The Rosewall, to perform for Sirius XM’s “Heroes Behind The Hits,” which will be hitting the airwaves in the coming weeks.

The Nashville native is kicking off the first leg of his Small Town Dreams Tour 2015 in Tallahassee, FL tomorrow (4/10) with upcoming shows in Birmingham, AL (4/21), Charlotte, NC (4/22), Asheville, NC (4/23) and Columbia, SC (4/24).

Small Town Dreams is an authentic, genuine character story and depiction of small town life. After producing several albums on his own, Hoge handed the reins to producer Marshall Altman (Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, Matt Nathanson). This project follows NEVER GIVE IN, which features his wildly popular song “Strong.” Selected as the musical backdrop for General Motor’s 2014 Chevy Silverado ad campaign, “Strong” sold well over 200,000 copies. Breaking into mainstream country, the talented songwriter penned Lady Antebellum’s “Better Off Now (That You’re Gone),” and co-wrote the Platinum-selling #1 smash “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” recorded by the Eli Young Band. Catapulting Hoge into the national spotlight, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” earned nominations for the 2013 GRAMMY Country Song of the Year, 2013 ACM Song of the Year and 2012 CMA Song of the Year.

For more tour dates and information, visit can get you to the concert with thousands of flights to Tallahassee through major carriers, and hotels in Tallahassee for fans to enjoy sunny Florida after the concert.

ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert Full Lineup Announced

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The Academy of Country Music announced yesterday that country music artists Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice & Brooke Eden have been added to the all-star lineup of artists performing at ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert on Saturday, April 18. Hosted by Dierks Bentley, the event will begin at 10am with performances by Will Hoge at Strokers Dallas, and Joey Hyde at Longhorn Harley-Davidson before the riders hit the road at Noon. The ride will conclude with a post-ride concert at Maverick Harley-Davidson. Attached and below, please find a media alert with the full list of performances and additional information.

Fans can register to ride and/or purchase concert only tickets NOW at for $75. Proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, local child abuse advocacy groups, and military philanthropies.


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