Lucas Hoge left his humble hometown of Hubbell, Nebraska, with music on his mind. Small but mighty, with a population of 50 generous people, almost all came to support Lucas during his farewell concert, surprising him with $2,500 to invest in his dream. Lucas hit the road strapped with a little cash, a lot of love and everything he owned in his 1994 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Driving through the night, in Music City by morning, Lucas Hoge had reached his destination wide-awake in his dream.
Lucas learned quickly that it takes more than moving to Nashville to be noticed. He sacrificed, working diligently around the clock to form the foundation in which he built his career upon. Lucas spent his first year in town living in a 500 square-foot apartment, working full time in construction. Evenings were devoted to performing in the honky-tonk hotspots up and down Broadway and every weekend, dedicated his afternoons to writing. Things started to look up for Lucas when he got a call from Warner Brothers to tell him that they would feature his song, “If I Only Could” on their hit show Smallville. “I was really excited to get the call from Warner Brothers. I watched the show all the time, it was one of my favorites, so to have my song in Season 5 was surreal.”