About Dave Hodges
David Hodges is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and pop composer of the world's greatest hits.
David Hall Hodges, born in Little Rock, US, on December 5, 1978, is popularly called David Hodges. David Hodges is a songwriter, singer, keyboardist, producer, and composer with more than 60 million albums sold.
David Hodges is the Grammy-winning producer and writer, the Kobalt-signed, and the person behind the super hit songs of Christina Perri, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and in recent times, Ed Sheeran. David Hodges has been a member of various other bands like Evanescence, Arrows to Athens, Avox, The Age of Information, and Trading Yesterday.
David Hodges is a perfectionist in pop, electronica, and rock genres and plays instruments like piano, keyboard, drums, and guitar. David Hodges is a songwriter, singer, and frontman of the Age of Information, the on-hiatus band that adapts epic prog-rock and contemporary pop. This Arkansas native and multi-instrumentalist debuted with 'The Rising EP' in 2009 and proved to be a talented budding solo artist.
David Hodges is an American singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and keyboardist. He is best known for being a member of the Evanescence music band and a successful songwriter and producer.
Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Dave Hodges' net worth?
As a rock singer, composer, and instrumentalist, David Hodges has earned a modest net worth of around $1-5 million.
How much does Dave Hodges earn per year?
The annual earnings of the multitalented musician David Hodges are not revealed in the public database.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Dave Hodges?
David Hodges stands at the height of 6 ft 3 in (193 cm).
How old is Dave Hodges?
Born on December 5, 1978, David Hodges is 43 years old as of 2021.
Childhood And Education
Born as David Hall Hodges on December 5, 1978, to a southern Baptist family in Little Rock, Arkansas, David Hodges never listened to music in his childhood. He found a fascination for music during his middle school days. There is no online information regarding David Hodge's childhood, schooling, parents, and siblings.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Dave Hodges' partner?
David Hodges is married but has kept the name of his wife and kids under wraps.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
David Hodges is best known for being an award-winning songwriter and producer and a member of the famous band Evanescence. The music career of David Hodges was kickstarted in 1999 by writing and composing most of the songs with bandmates Ben Moody and Amy Lee of 'Fallen,' the debut album of Evanescence. Within a week of its release, 'Fallen' received worldwide recognition and got the Platinum certification, making the Evanescence band get the international spotlight.
In 2003, David Hodges started his Trading Yesterday band in Little Rock. In 2004, the band where David Hodges was the vocalist, pianist, guitarist, and keyboard player with Colbert, the drums player, and Steven McMorran, the bass player, released a demo CD called 'Beauty And The Tragedy.' This album allowed the band to sign a record deal with Epic Records and shift to Los Angeles, California. In 2006, the band dissolved with Epic Records, and the album 'More Than This' was their last.
David Hodges worked on his composition simultaneously as he wrote and composed songs 'Because Of You' and 'Addicted' for Kelly Clarkson and his bandmate from Evanescence, Ben Moody's album, 'Breakaway.' These songs made him receive the BMI Pop and Country Awards. In 2007, he worked on the song 'This Time' with Celine Dion and with 'Backstreet Boys' for the song 'Something That I Already Know.' In July 2008, Warner Bros signed Dave Hodges, and on August 11, 2009, he released 'The Rising (EP)' digitally.
In 2010, under the Avox project, David Hodges, with his friend John Campbell, released an album named 'The Fragile World.' This album is unique because of the collaboration of electronic instrumental and symphonic tracks. In the same year, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey, and Carrie Underwood wrote the song 'There's A Place For Us,' which entered Golden Globe Award's nomination for the best original song in a motion picture.
In 2011, Dave Hodges helped Christina Perri release 'Lovestrong,' her debut album, by producing and co-writing various songs like 'Arms' and 'Distance,' which featured Jason Mraz. In October 2011, he composed and released with Arrows to Athens band an album named 'Kings & Thieves' in which Steven Solomon was the guitarist. The year 2012 ended the seven-year publishing relationship that Dave Hodge had with EMI since Sony ATV purchased the company. In the same year, he signed with Kobalt Music Group and initiated his publishing joint venture with Kobalt Music Group called Third and Verse.
Steven Solomon, the producer, and writer, were the first to be signed by Third and Verse. Later, Third and Verse signed many celebrities like Gabe Dixon, Jake Scott, Cameron Walker, David Ryan Harris, and more. The company's success ranges from placements in commercials and films to cuts in rock, pop, and country genres.
In March 2012, David Hodges and his friend, Chad Kroeger, who is famous as Nickelback frontman, co-produced the self-named album of Avril Lavigne. The album got an immediate worldwide recognition and platinum certification in the United States, as 'Here's To Never Growing Up' album's first single sold over two million copies.
Apart from 'Here's To Never Growing Up,' David Hodges was the lyricist for other singles like 'Rock n Roll,' 'Hello Kitty,' and 'Let Me Go,' which featured his friend Chad Kroeger on the album. This also gained popularity in several international markets. In 2012, Dave Hodges produced the album 'Beauty In Disrepair' by Hart and co-wrote many songs like 'The Best That I Can Give' and 'Hurricane.'
In his career of 25 years, David Hodges has written more than 1,500 songs and has won many prestigious awards.
What awards has Dave Hodges won?
David Hodges has grabbed so many musical hats that one would require a scorecard to keep track of his awards. In 2003, he won the Billboard award with the Evanescence band, the New Group Artist of the Year award, and the Soundtrack Single of the Year award.
In 2004, he won two Grammy awards with the Evanescence band for Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance. In 2005, he was nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance.
David Hodges won the BMI Pop Award for the Best Song of the Year consecutively from 2005 to 2007 for 'Bring Me To Life,' 'My Immortal,' and 'Because Of You.' 'Because Of You' made him win BMI Country Award in 2008. In 2010, he got BMI pop awards for the songs 'Crush' and 'What About Now.'
Other Interesting Dave Hodges Facts And Trivia
- David Hodges is an ace artist in the entertainment industry and has enjoyed his long career. He is one of the wealthiest rock singers and was ranked among the most famous rock singers. David Hodges was also placed on the elite list of well-known celebrities born in the United States.
- The Evanescence band's first single, written by David Hodges, 'Bring Me To Life', became number one on various charts, like the Billboard Top 40.
- David Hodges gained fame as a successful songwriter for the songs written by various artists like Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, and David Archuleta.
- David Hodges' song 'Crush,' written and produced for David Archuleta (runner up of American Idol season seven), was the number two song on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Many songs were written by Dave Hodges, like 'What About Now' by Daughtry, 'Open Up Your Eyes,' 'Supernatural,' 'Because Of You,' 'Here's To Never Growing Up.' These have become record-breaking songs selling millions of copies and making him the most famous songwriter.
- 'Because Of You' was featured by Reba McEntire and Clarkson for the album 'Reba: Duets' of McEntire's duets. The version done by Clarkson topped the Billboard Top 40, and the version of Reba's duet got the number two position on the Hot Country Songs.
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