Straight out of Fort Worth, Texas, JT Hodges is proving to be one of the hottest upcoming stars this year and is this week's Featured Artist of the Week!

Texas, this guy is literally one of our own!

JT Hodges is native to Fort Worth and a graduate of TCU. It's no wonder that he's chosen this as a profession because he was raised in a studio and has spent all of his life around the country music scene. His parents started Fort Worth’s first multi-track recording studio, Buffalo Sound Studios.

JT really broke out on the country scene while touring with Toby Keith on his 'Locked and Loaded Tour'. After proving his worth, he even signed to Toby's Label, Show Dog Universal. He spent the tour performing songs from his anticipated album. Fans have gone crazy for his first single, 'Hunt You Down'.

On his website, talks about being hard at work promoting his debut album.

“I just look forward to getting my songs and story to the people’s ears because I’m very proud of the record I’ve made. It’s true to me, and I think any artist would say he or she has no regrets and can hold their head high if that’s the case. I know I’m hitting the road now with mine up.”

Check out JT's music video for 'Hunt You Down'. WARNING: This song's whistled tune is very contagious!