J.T. Hodges gets festive with the release of his new holiday EP, All Through the Night: A Christmas Collection, available now across all music platforms. Billboard.com exclusively premiered a first listen to the EP as well as a first look at the trailer for Hodges’ upcoming Lifetime movie “Christmas Stars.” To stream or download All Through the Night: A Christmas Collection, click HERE.
In celebration of his Christmas projects, Hodges also just released a
new limited edition holiday merch line, available exclusively on JTHodges.com.
“I approached each song in the studio just like I would when recording a
record — from the key, to the arrangement. I’ve always wanted to cover
these songs, so when I read the script, I knew we needed a little edge
to make these songs work for the film,” Hodges explained to
On Dec. 7, Hodges will perform “God Rest Three Kings” at the 2019
Nashville Christmas Parade benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s
Hospital at Vanderbilt. “God Rest Three Kings” is a melodic holiday tune
that weaves in lyrics from “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “We Three
Kings.” For tickets and more information, visit nashvillechristmasparade.com.
Along with “God Rest Three Kings,” All Through the Night: A Christmas Collection features
the original title track for “Christmas Stars” and holiday classics
with an arrangement that only Hodges can deliver, including standards
like “Jingle Bells” and “Deck The Halls.”
“Christmas Stars,” listed in NPR’s
Guide to 2019 Holiday Movies, airs December 13 at 8PM ET/PT. The movie
finds aspiring R&B artist Layla (Erica Durance) crossing paths with
amateur songwriter Spence (Hodges), and thinking she’s found her shot at
finally getting a record deal. But as the holidays approach, the
fast-paced, high stakes music business threatens to change their sound
and relationship – especially when the label executives begin to see
Spence as the real star.
Produced by Chesler/Perlmutter Productions, “Christmas Stars” is part of
Lifetime’s largest holiday movie slate ever for the network’s annual It’s a Wonderful Lifetime programming schedule. Hodges’ acting chops can be traced to 2013’s “Finding Christmas” on Lifetime, when the New York Times raved
the film was “most notable, though, for the presence of J. T. Hodges,
normally a country singer but here an actor. Mr. Hodges, a newcomer to
the acting thing, is surprisingly good.”
Hodges, known for his smash hits “Hunt You Down,” “Goodbyes Made You
Mine” and “Sleepy Little Town,” which spent two weeks at No. 1 on
Sirius/XM’s The Highway, is also in the studio working on all-new music
for release in 2020.
All Through The Night: A Christmas Collection Track Listing:
1. Silent Night
2. God Rest Three Kings
3. Deck The Halls
4. Jingle Bells
5. All I Really Wanted
6. All Through The Night