Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters

Ep. 150 - WILL HOGE ("Even If It Breaks Your Heart")

Episode Summary

Independently-minded roots-oriented singer songwriter Will Hoge is best known for writing “Even if It Breaks Your Heart,” a #1 country hit for Eli Young Band that earned nominations for ACM, CMA, and Grammy Country Song of the Year. The Nashville-based tunesmith joins us to chat about his catalog of more than a dozen critically-acclaimed albums.

Episode Notes

Scott and Paul dive deep on Rolling Stone's controversial revision of its "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list and discuss how valuation of music changes with the progression of each decade.

Our in-depth career spanning conversation with Will Hoge

As a songwriter Will Hoge is perhaps best known for “Even if it Breaks Your Heart,” a #1 country hit for Eli Young Band that earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song as well as both CMA and ACM nominations for Song of the Year. Originally recorded on Hoge’s own album The Wreckage, it is one of many acclaimed compositions from the pen of the outspoken singer-songwriter who celebrates both his southern heritage and progressive social views. In addition to performing “You Make Me Happy,” the theme song to the CBS sitcom Still Standing, Hoge has released more than a dozen albums. Though his music ranges from rock to folk to Americana, his single “Strong” earned mainstream country radio airplay and was featured in a national Chevy truck commercial. He has collaborated with writers such as Brett Beavers, Tommy Lee James, Hillary Lindsay, Gordie Sampson, Chris Stapleton, Hayes Carrl, Brendan Benson, and Wade Bowen. Other artists who’ve recorded his songs include the group Trigger Hippy and Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum.  


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