SINGER/SONGWRITER WILL HOGE RECIEVES FIRST-EVER CMA AWARD NOMINATION FOR SONG OF THE YEAR 5

Singer/Songwriter and Nashville native Will Hoge received his first CMA AWARD nomination for Song of the Year for the No. one hit “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” today. The Song of the Year award celebrates the year’s best songwriters. “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”, written by Hoge and Eric Paslay, (recorded by Eli Young Band) was Hoge’s first No. 1 on both Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart and the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Chart.

“I grew up watching the CMA Awards for years and being born and raised in Nashville, I have a huge amount of respect for the number of amazing songs that get written every day up and down Music Row. I’m really grateful to Eli Young Band for recording the track, and I am flattered to be included in the short list of songwriters being nominated this year,” said Hoge.

Hoge will kick off his LET ME BE LONELY TOUR 2012 on Fri., Nov. 30., in Port Clinton, OH. This solo tour will give fans an opportunity to experience an intimate set from Hoge, wrapping up in Vienna, VA on Wed., Dec. 12. For full tour dates and ticket information visit: www.willhoge.com

The 46th annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air Nov. 1 on ABC.

The list of Nominees for Song Of The Year Are
Song of the Year
(Award goes to Songwriter(s))

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
Will Hoge and Eric Paslay

“God Gave Me You”
Dave Barnes

“Home”
Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers, and Dierks Bentley

“Over You”
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

“Springsteen”
Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell, and Jeff Hyde