Music industry veteran playing at Druid City Music Hall July 28
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kelby Hutchison
The Opelika native and Northport resident is a singer, songwriter and musician who has worked with artists including Miranda Lambert, Blackberry Smoke, Riley Green and Little Big Town.
“I’ve always loved playing (Druid City Music Hall),” Hood said. “I’ve seen a lot of shows there and played a lot of shows there I’m grateful for the opportunity.”
The show follows the release of Hood’s new single with Miranda Lambert, “Harder Stuff,” off his “Bad Days Better” album releasing Sept. 16.
Recorded at Capricorn Studios in Macon, Georgia, the album features contributions from Charlie Starr, Brent Turner and Richard Turner of Blackberry Smoke.
“Harder Stuff” details the life of someone having to deal with the harder stuff in life after finding sobriety.
Hood said he credits John Hiatt and Delbert McClinton as the biggest influences that have shaped his music over the past three decades.
“When I heard Hiatt I knew what I wanted to do,” Hood said. “And then Delbert McClinton came along and I knew how I wanted it to sound.”
Hood’s concert is part of DCMH’s free summer concert series and is happening July 28.