Cody Joe Hodges had his first job at the age of 9, when he went to the bank and asked for a loan (with his father as co-signer) for a snow cone stand in Caldwell, Texas. Hodges named it ‘The Sno-Cone Express’ after one of his hero’s Nolan Ryan, where he worked for 6 years.
Once he was old enough to drive, he got a job at his Uncle Steve’s tire, oil & lube shop at the age of 15. Since then, he’s learned about life from several very talented people and had several different jobs that have all helped him (in one way or another) prepare for his music career.
During his time at Texas A&M, Hodges found himself in many different job-related situations before he graduated - a machinist for the oilfield, fixing fences, a boll-weevil inspector, playing music, cleaning stalls and feeding animals as a ranch hand, life-guarding for the city pool, working as an electrical hand, and everything but manage a large college night club.
After graduating from Texas A&M in ‘06, he took off to Nashville for the first time to chase his dream and landed a job on Broadway. Having too much fun and with only a few months of Nashville under his belt, he moved back home to “get away from music city”. Not long after, he joined the Army and Hodges' talent was discovered while he was playing music with a homeless man on a Tejon street in Colorado Springs. Recruited as an Army entertainer for the group “Harmony in Motion” out of Fort Carson, CO, he played some of his biggest shows to date with the group, honing his craft along the way. Upon discharge the Fall of 2009, he moved back to Texas, and landed a job in Brenham, TX as a power lineman for the city. It was then that he started a band called ‘The Linemen’. The group disbanded in 2012, the same year their album was released. Leaving the power line business in 2013, Hodges started his solo career. In 2015, with the songwriting help of his wife (Jamie), he released his first song ‘Getting Back to Country’. It did well, peaking at #23 on the TRRR (www.texasregionalradioreport.com) chart that year. That same year, Hodges was invited to the The Country Music Association of Texas Awards, where they named him the Rising Star of Texas in 2016.
Since then, it’s been one road trip after another with Hodges averaging close to 150 shows a year, putting on several thousands of miles, honing his craft and serenading country fans.
Cody Joe Is currently traveling across America performing solo & full band shows at various venues, festivals & private events.