Songwriter Josh Hoge Charged with DUI

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Metro Police charged Josh Hoge, 41, with driving under the influence, reports FOX17.

FOX17’s story explains that Hoge rear-ended another vehicle in Nashville. Police interviewed the driver, identified as Hoge, who reportedly smelled of alcohol, had red and watery eyes and was unsteady on his feet. Police said Hoge told two officers different stories about where he had just come from.

Hoge was named SESAC Songwriter of the Year in 2016.

According to his bio published on Universal Music Publishing Group’s site, Hoge is originally from Franklin and has written songs for many genres of music. Hoge penned number one songs “Think of You” and “I’m Comin’ Over” for Chris Young. He also had a hand in writing six of the eleven songs on Chris Young’s latest LP, including the title track and lead single “Losing Sleep.” Hoge also co-wrote Kane Brown’s certified gold song “Used to Love You Sober” and the charted single “Thunder in the Rain.” In 2016, Josh Hoge was named SESAC Songwriter of the year. Hoge’s musical career began as an R&B solo artist and pop songwriter working with artists such as Backstreet Boys and Jesse McCartney. He was also part of a duo, Jukebox Mafia, and had the opportunity to tour with Miranda Lambert. Josh is now pursuing his passion for songwriting full time, penning songs for Tyler Farr, Backstreet Boys, Lupe Fiasco, Blake Lewis, Chris Young, Kane Brown, Justin Moore, Miranda Lambert, Chase Rice, Scotty McCreery, Josh Abbott Band, Randy Rogers and many more.