Monday, September 10, 2012

Music Monday: Will Hoge

Let me start by saying that this post is way overdue.  I've been a fan of Will Hoge's music for several years now, and I'm ashamed that I haven't written about him in this space yet.  I guess I had to wait until he got his first Country Music Association nomination. That happened last week, thanks to Eli Young Band recording Hoge's tune, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" for their latest record.  It's an amazing song no matter who is singing it, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I prefer Will's version.


Honestly, I just love the grit and soul in his voice.  It adds something to the song (and everything he sings).  Or maybe I'm just biased because it's the version I heard first. (This is no slight to EYB. I adore them too.)

Here are a few of my other favorite Will songs:

"Secondhand Heart"
Filling pages with the same old secrets I still want just you  
Blackbird on a lonely wire, do you ever think about me too 
I want something that I can hold onto, I don't care if it's wrong or right  
But sex and God and lust and I just hope that maybe I can get this right

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"Baby Girl"
Keep your heart wide open
And always taking in
And even when it's broken
Be strong enough to fix it up again

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"When I Get My Wings"
When I get my wings, I'm a gonna fly back home to you
Go ahead, you can tell St. Peter - open up, I'm coming on through


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"Favorite Waste of Time" 
So you got the best of me
I'll just take what's left and leave this place
And when you look back 
I hope I'll always be your favorite waste of time

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  2. I like Will very much, too. If you want to check out some new music-if you've never heard of Mike, he's one of my favorites.

    http://www.hirstmusic.com/best/

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