Kevin Griffin of Better than Ezra with Opener JT Hodges - 11/16/18Friday, November 16 2018 6:00pm Doors / 7:30pm Start / Ends 9:30pm (Estimated End Time)
Kevin Griffin of Better than Ezra with Opener JT Hodges - 11/16/18
at City Winery Nashville
- 9:30pm (Estimated End Time)
Kevin Griffin made his professional debut in 1995 as the singer and songwriter for New Orleans based band Better Than Ezra. Their debut record, Deluxe, went double-platinum fueled in part by the success of the #1 Modern Rock track “Good.” The band's follow up record, Friction Baby, went Gold and contained two Top 10 Modern Rock tracks followed by another Top 10 Hit in 2001 with the single “Extra Ordinary.” In 2005, Better Than Ezra had a Top 10 Hot AC hit with "Juicy" which was not only licensed by several commercials and brands but also featured in the promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives. Better Than Ezra’s most recent song, “Breathless,” was covered by Taylor Swift at the Hope for Haiti telethon and during her world wide tour.
In 2006, Griffin branched into writing for other artists and soon scored a #1 hit with Howie Day's "Collide." Most recently, he has written and produced for a variety of artists in Rock, Pop, and Country. In 2010, Griffin had Sugarland's #1 Country hit, "Stuck Like Glue" which according to Yahoo Music! became the 11th most downloaded country music song of all time. Since then, Griffin has penned singles for David Cook, James Blunt, Augustana, and Tristan Prettyman. Other cuts include songs written and produced for artists such as Missy Higgins, Train, Blondie, Shinedown, The Rouge, Get Scared, Daniel Powter, Joshua Radin, Brendan James and more. To date, Griffin has produced, written, and co-written albums and songs that have sold in excess of 30 million copies.
Kevin recently relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville where he continues writing and producing in his newly built studio in the bucolic hills of Franklin, TN.
ACM-nominated artist JT Hodges hit the country music scene under Show Dog Universal with his Top 40 Billboard Hot Country charting debut "Hunt You Down" from his self-titled album in 2011. His follow up single "Goodbyes Made You Mine" raced up the charts and garnered over one million views and over 3 million Spotify plays, while "Sleepy Little Town" spent two weeks at #1 on Sirius XM's The Highway.
In December 2013 he received rave reviews from The New York Times on his starring performance in the Hallmark Film Finding Christmas, helping to secure the film as the #1 rated movie of the week. His heartwarming rendition of "Joy to the World" from the film was released digitally the same month.
The blue eyed Texas native has captured hearts of fans across the nation while touring with the likes of Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas and Toby Keith! JT He has scored several top ten singles over the course of 7 years with the songs "Goodbyes Made you Mine", "Ray Bans" (a top 5 record) and "Sleepy Little Town"....which went to number 1!
JT has been working on new music for 2018 while also opening a brand new music bed and breakfast called Buffalo Soul Music Row with his wife Kasey. Go stay and get an up close and personal musical experience and story like none other! Your “Roam away from Home” is taking reservations here at www.buffalosoul.com.
For more information on JT Hodges go to www.jthodges.com