December 17-Jody Booth w/ Randy Brown
Jody Booth’s DNA is made of music, literally. Born into a very long line of musical prodigies going back several generations, he was raised in the small, East Texas town of Livingston where he still resides today. Jody learned to play guitar from his mother at a very young age. Since then he has never been able to put it down. That’s apparent in both his live and recorded performances where his easy command of the six-string is striking.
Jody’s vocal and songwriting talents are also remarkable. Extremely proud to be called a Country artist, he has dedicated his career to creating what he calls real Country music. Although his influences include many great predecessors including George Jones, Waylon Jennings, and Dean Dillon, he likes to say that his greatest influences remain, “My Momma and Merle Haggard, God rest his soul.”
Jody has had notable success as a collaborative songwriter, too. His many collaborations include “I Love Being Lonesome,” written with John Slaughter, Alan Huff and Roger Creager, and recorded and released by Creager. The song went to #1 on the Texas Music Chart in September 2009. “Honky Tonk Heaven,” also a #1 hit for Jody, was written with Doug Forrest and Jason Cassidy, and released by Cassidy in 2011. A more recent #1 on the Texas charts, “Whiskey and Pride,” was written with Tim Nichols, Kyle Hutton and Cory Morrow and released by Morrow in 2018. Jody released Volume One of his own two-part studio album entitled The Rosewood Tapes in 2018. Singles from Volume Two are being released during the spring and summer of 2019, to be followed by the full, six-song Volume Two EP in late September.
Most at home when performing on a Texas stage, Jody’s up tempo numbers like “They Found Me In A Honky Tonk,” “Gold Digger,” and “I Feel A Jones Coming On” are irresistible favorites. “Carolina,” “Love As Hard As You Can,” and “Life of My Love” are soulful ballads that unmask a very tender and compassionate heart. Says Jody about his work, “I find inspiration all around me. I try to make my music representative of myself and my love for Country music.”