Adam Hood

Adam Hood
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With a John Denver grin and mind full of Alabama attitude, Adam Hood knows the beautiful mess of blue-collar love and everyone on Music Row wants in. Tracks from his critically acclaimed 2011 album The Shape of Things have been cut by Little Big Town, David Nail, Josh Abbott Band, Brian Keane and John Corbett. The legendary Willie Nelson and Leon Russell have each picked Hood for respective national tours. Free from his contract with Carnival Music, Hood is taking advantage of his newfound independence with his rough and wild fourth studio album Welcome to the Big World. With producer Rachel Loy at the helm, the 11-track collection is a biographical masterpiece that ranges from Delbert McClinton roadhouse rock to Kris Kristofferson storyteller folk, with a mix of timeless two-step shuffles. Welcome to the Big World kicks off with the split-tempo barnburner "Don't That Sound Like Love," which celebrates the sacrifices of love on a budget accented with Freddie King blues guitar and piano riffs in Russell style. A Top 5 hit on both Texas Music Charts, lead single "Trying to Write a Love Song" is a straightforward, booze- and truck-free anthem about chasing a woman in a hot dress to cure writer's block. Moving his beloved daughter three times before the age of 15 provided framework for the striking title track, a coming of age two-step that serves as a roadmap in major life changes. With lyrics, "Welcome to the big world / Welcome to your age / Where everybody says, 'No one said this was easy.' / Baby, it's a big world / A revolution everyday / But you can't see what I can / The whole thing's in your hands," Hood suggests the key to surviving life's struggles is positive independent thought. "It's the heart of the collection," Hood says. "I'm learning to live with my abilities and be content with my place in life. Those are grownup things to deal with, but in the big world, it's something we all have to do." Grammy-nominated hit-maker Will Hoge co-wrote the imagery-ridden "Postcards and Payphones," a rambling ballad that describes the pain and loneliness of touring life. Charlie Worsham co-wrote the fun-loving "Countriest," which stars Texas darling Sunny Sweeney in her guest harmony debut. A live and rowdy crowd at Billy's Icehouse in New Braunfels, Texas backs Hood on the raucous "Bar Band." Classic "missing you" themes are tackled on the shuffle "Whole Lot of Hard Work," the Creole accordion-anchored "Stars Around a Cajun Moon" and the heartache-driven "Way Too Long." "He Did" is a tribute to his late father Larry Hood, a second generation timber man who lost his battle with colon cancer in 2010. The acoustic tearjerker celebrates inherited habits, both the good and the bad. Closer "I Took a Train" is a salute to one of Hood's top musical heroes John Prine. When he's not making music in Nashville or building his loyal following in Texas, across the Southeast and beyond, Hood can be found in at home in Northport, Alabama where he raises a family and keeps a healthy garden of homegrown vegetables. "I've been blessed to have my name listed among my friends' and heroes' albums, but nobody's going to deliver my music like I do," Hood says with confidence. "These songs probably wouldn't be suited for anyone else but me. I'm so thankful I still have the desire to write them and get them out there to whomever will listen."
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Adam Hood  09/15/2005            
Jenna Arnold
This guy is the shit. Talk about some real music. I know that when I go see Adam play I am going to get a preformance, not just some loud noise. I either have 6th Street or 21 to Enter in my CD player, and they don't leave much. Loved hanging out with you Adam and Toby and Quincy in College Station. We sure need to do it again sometime. COME BACK TO C.S. SOON PLEASE!!!
Adam Hood  08/29/2005            
D. Hall
Wow!! You talk about talent! This guy has the ability to make the hair on your arms stand up with the vocals and songwriting. I listen to 6th street and 21 to Enter on a daily basis. I can't get enough. My five yr old and 15 yr old are even hooked!! If you get a chance to see him live, don't pass up the opportunity. It's worth the drive and money. Leesburg, Ga
Adam Hood  08/25/2005            
Adam is simply put, a wonderful, soulful singer/songwriter. He reminds me a little of Townes with his singing, Lucinda with his songwriting, and he really comes alive when you see him in person. He doesn't make it to Texas often enough, so keep an eye out for him and go see him. I agree that he could be the next best thing.
Adam Hood  07/25/2005            
Lance Wade Thomas
As a write of Texas Music, I can be pretty critical. But this guy Adam Hood has got a good thing going. His album "21 to enter" had some great acoustic stuff on it. This latest venture is a good piece of work [especially the second track]as well. His writing is still a tad bit on the trite side and the tunes are not the most complex arrangements in the world. However, the man can sing about some loneliness and make you feel it too. This album is great for thinking about the past and everything that comes with it. Hood's tunes are more than some work that throws together a few rhyming words and phrases which talk about some overdone story about Texas beerjoints, Gruene Hall, and/or loosing a love in Austin. You definitely wanna pick this one up. Dig up the money and buy it. This music actually makes you feel something other than the backbeat of a bass drum. Hood is going places - get on the train while you can!
Adam Hood  07/25/2005            
Lance Thomas
I'm a writer [and soon-to-be performer] of Texas Music and I'm as critical as anyone. Let me tell you - for those who were totally blown away by the incrediblely cool harmony, riffs, and tone of Randy Roger's latest, this acoustic powerhouse Album by Adam Hood is one of the best albums I have bought this year. A must for those late night lonely interstate drives when she and the past are on your mind. If you have the money - buy it. If you don't, borrow the money and get it anyway.
Adam Hood  07/24/2005            
I saw Adam at Gruene Hall a few months ago opening for Leon Russell. This guy has some pipes on him....and amazing songs. I bought his 6th Street EP then and can't stop playing it!!!
Adam Hood  07/19/2005            
El Guapo
This gut blew the crowd away at Bourbon st. in College Station and is a real up-and-comer. Great guy and a hell of a musician. Bring ur ass back to C.S. soon buddy!!!!
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