Song: Country's kicking
Overall Impression: Florida based recording artist Steve Hodges serves up a lively bit of anthemic country rock with a honky-tonk twist, on his upcoming release of "Country's Kickin." Backed by a top shelf band,Hodges delivers lyrics written by his wife Sheri that celebrate country music's vitality, and does so with just the right amount of twang and conviction. This uptempo track features a rough and rowdy arrangement consisting of a chugging rhythm section and an impressive array of guitars, highlighted by a fiery fiddle that gives an absolutely phenomenal performance. Steve Hodges' "Country's Kickin" is a ridiculously fun and jubilant track that's a must-listen for country music fans across the board, with enough edge to appeal to Southern roots andHeartland rock audiences as well.
Strongest Point(s): Outstanding production, excellent mix. Great tonal balance, this absolutely sounds radio ready. Love the intro with the drums and the slide, then the band hits that little cajun style riff. Immediately hooks the listener. Speaking of hooks, this track is bursting at the seams with both great vocal and instrumental hooks. Such a big, full band sound, gives the impression of a stage full of musicians performing live and really getting at it, so to speak. Terrific energy. Nice straightforward arrangement. Vocals sound fantastic, wonderful performance and production. Exceptional lyrics. It's a charming narrative with a proud message, on top of that great titular hook; should really resonate with listeners of all types. Overall, it's a brilliant song and a stellar production that was a pleasure to review. Tremendous job, by everyone involved!
Target Audience Appeal: Fans of Country, Honky-Tonk, Country Rock, Contemporary Country, Neotraditional Country, Roots Rock, Heartland Rock, Gulf and Western Artist target suggestions: Steve Earle, George Strait, Cody Jinks, Jon Pardi, Travis Tritt, Waylon Jennings, The Georgia Satellites,Hank Williams Jr., Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Dwight Yoakam, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, WalkerHayes, Charlie Daniels, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson
A Heartfelt, Unique, and Touching Country Spectacle- Talented Father-Son Duo Hodges Country Unveil New Single Hodges Country “Country’s Kicking” is a tribute to a loved one, a tribute to Country, and a beautiful blend of anthemic instrumentation, song writing, and more
TITUSVILLE, FL — August 10th, 2022 – With all the makings of Country finesse, Hodges Country’s newest single,
“Country’s Kicking” is already captivating and inspiring audiences. With catchy hooks, smooth vocals, and rhythms
that are both mesmerizing and memorable, “Country’s Kicking” is a phenomenal performance by some of the genre’s
A feel-good track, woven with upbeat instrumentation and brilliant songwriting, the new release features a formidable
set of players that complement Steve Hodges and Dan Hodges’ powerful vocals. The record features Jenee Fleenor on
the Fiddle (three-time CMA Musician of the Year), Jim Riley from the Rascal Flatts on Drums, Grammy-award
winning guitarist Tom Wild, and seasoned industry legend Bill Watson on Bass.
“Country’s Kicking” also showcases the brilliance of Steve King, who holds experience playing with country icon Keith
Urban on piano/keyboards, experienced guitarist Steve Sturm and Bluegrass legend Aaron McDaris on the Banjo.
Celebrating country music, the fantastic new track was penned down by Steve and his wife Sheri Hodges, who
unexpectedly passed away. Inspired to continue her legacy, Steve and Sheri’s son Dan decide to start Hodges Country
and head to Nashville to record some of the country songs Steve and Sheri wrote during their beautiful time together.
A titular track to their upcoming EP, “Country’s Kicking” was released on July 26th, 2022, and has already been met
with overwhelmingly positive response. The track has had over 34 000 plays on Soundcloud in the first 7 days of its
release. An up-tempo track with a befitting Country arrangement, “Country’s Kicking” features matchless, expert
production, ultimately delivering an enchanting narrative.