Leipers Fork resident J.T. Hodges is bringing holiday cheer to Lifetime viewers as the singer/songwriter returns to acting in “Christmas Stars,” a new movie, that also features never before heard Christmas tunes from Hodges, airing December 13 at 7 p.
Lifetime says the storyline of “Christmas Stars,” is about aspiring R&B artist Layla (Erica Durance) crosses paths with amateur songwriter Spence (Hodges), and thinks she’s found her shot at finally getting a record deal. But as the holidays approach, the fast-paced, high stakes music business threatens to change their sound and relationship – especially when the label executives begin to see Spence as the real star.
Ahead of “Christmas Stars” Hodges will also release his new EP, All Through the Night: A Christmas Collection, which includes the original title track and Christmas classics. You’ll find standards like “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night,” and “Deck The Halls,” as well as “God Rest Three Kings,” a melodic holiday tune that weaves in lyrics from “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “We Three Kings.” The EP will release on November 15.
“There’s nothing like giving the gift of sharing music with fans on screen and through this new EP. We had a blast shooting ‘Christmas Stars’ with Lifetime and I’m thrilled viewers across the world will have a chance to hear some of the new music throughout the film. We’re having so much fun with the songs that we wanted to get it out to the fans this Christmas season,” Hodges shared in a release.