#BreakingTheIce – Josh Hoge

Not too many people are familiar with the name Josh Hoge, however, he is responsible for some of the best music heard on today’s country radio. He recently wrote “I’m Comin’ Over” for Chris Young, which debuted at No. 1 back in November. Hoge is a songwriter of all musical genres, he even co-wrote a song for Lupe Fiasco, a popular rapper loved by many music heads. He is edgy, raw and insanely talented in all aspects of songwriting. Everyone knows I love a good songwriter and I believe you will too. Get to know the man behind the music here.

1. Where are you answering these questions from and what are you wearing?

On my couch in my pajamas watching football.

2. What’s your official title and favorite thing about what you do?
I’m a songwriter and getting to create.
3. What are three things you CANNOT live without?
My son, my phone and music.
4. What’s the first concert you’ve ever attended?
Boyz 2 Men
5. What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Spider Man
6. What’s the hardest life lesson you’ve learned?
A lot of drugs and alcohol will kill you.
7. Do you have a favorite restaurant in Music City?
8. Beer or whiskey?
I never liked beer and whiskey…makes me break out in handcuffs.
9. What’s your favorite country singer from the 90s?
Brian White
10. Out of all the songs you’ve written, do you have a favorite?
Probably a cut from the new Chris Young Album “What If I Stay.”
11. Do you have a favorite place to perform?
My performing days are over but I loved playing any House of Blues.
12. What’s one gift you will never forget?
I consider my first No. 1 recently with Chris Young a gift!
13. What current event has your eyes and ears? What are you doing about it?
I’m very passionate about children and hope to be able to always help in some way.
14. How do songwriters play a vital role in music today?
Well without the writers there really can’t be any songs.
15. What’s one super power you wish you had?
16. You’re making your favorite sandwich…what’s on it?
Turkey, provolone, lettuce and mayo.  I’m simple.
17. Name one artist of any genre besides country that you are a fan of and tell us why?
Well technically Taylor Swift isn’t country at the moment. I think she is brilliant.
18. What makes you laugh out loud?
People farting and people falling.
19. Fill in the blank: Country music has made me…
…a lot of money.
Well there ya have it…get to know hitmaker Josh Hoge and let me know if you have a favorite song he’s written or a favorite songwriter? Tweet me and let me know @brittwv.

Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.

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