Dubbed one of 2015 CMT Awards’ “Dapper Country Gents,” JT Hodges exclusively premiered his new sizzling summertime music video “Ray Bans” across all CMT platforms Wednesday, July 29. The first single off Hodges’ highly anticipated EP, “Locks on Doors,” “Ray Bans,” continues to blaze up Sirius XM’s The Highway Chart following the exclusive streaming release on People.com and its premiere on Sirius XM’s The Highway this past spring.
The infectious single was inspired by Hodges’ wife of ten years during their vacation in Cozumel, Mexico. “… My wife was just feeling the music and took my Ray-Bans and went off on the dance floor with them on,” the esteemed country artist tells People.com. “I just remember watching her and thinking, ‘Wow, what a cool image.’ “
Directed by Marcel and self produced by Hodges, with the help of Ryan O’Nan of 21 Guns Management, the reminiscent music video tells the story of a lost summer love with flashback visions of the girl that got away.
Teaming up with Tunespeak, the blue-eyed heartthrob will be engaging fans through giveaways to help spread the word about his hot new video through viewing, listening and sharing content on social media platforms. Fans can sign-up on Tunespeak via their Facebook account and start collecting points for a chance to win prizes including a pair of the Hodges’ personal Ray Bans, opportunities for meet & greets and signed merchandise. Each point earned is equivalent to one entry into the contest in which entries are unlimited.
In addition to Hodges’ new EP “Locks on Doors,” which features fan favorites such as “Girls Like It,” “Gonna Need A Guitar” and the title track “Locks On Doors,” he is also featured on the commemorative “Opry 9.0, Vol. 1: Discoveries from the Circle” album with other next generation artists Chase Bryant and Drake White, which was recently released in celebration of the Opry’s 90th Anniversary.