Soldier-turned-lineman-turned-singer Cody Joe Hodges has done it all, and in an era of increasingly bland cookie-cutter pop country lyrics, his songs are a refreshing dose of real life set to good music. Songs like "The Lineman" and "God, Family, and Country" reflect on fresh topics worth hearing about. It doesn't hurt that they're set to string-driven tracks that blend the best influences of Texas and Nashville. His recent singles such as "Hellbent on Loving You" and "Roll That Way" have garnered him an international following, with the tunes climbing the Texas Regional and Music Row charts and introducing him to a new group of fans craving something deeper than what the mainstream FM industry tends to put out. He will be playing the Renegade Jam in Nashville January 14th, which runs from 7:30pm-10 pm. His albums and tour dates can be found at codyjoehodges.com.