Annual Steel Guitar
Convention Cruise

Melanie Hodge

Melanie Hodge will be a feature vocalist along with the BlackJack Band.

Melanie Hodge has been singing since age 5, professionally recording in Nashville since 1974. She has a commanding on-stage presence and an ability to relate to an audience in a way very few people are ever able to do. Her soulful, crystalline vocals make it possible for her to take any song and put her own personal signature on it. Melanie generated enough interest in the Nashville scene to prompt the director of operations of Billboard Magazine, Lynn Schultz to fly from Nashville to the DC area for the sole purpose of watching Melanie perform. From there she went on to appear on TNN’s “Crook & Chase”, sang the National Anthem at several nationally televised major league baseball games, the US Air Arena in Washington, and sang in a CMT released music video, “The Note”, which aired for some time. Some of her musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Connie Smith, Eva Cassidy, Hank Snow, some bluegrass groups, and most 60’s Motown groups. As well as captivating her audience with her vocal talents, Melanie accompanies herself on guitar, proving herself not only as a vocalist, but a professional musician as well. One could say of her way with people, that to miss a performance with Melanie would be to miss out on a truly great entertainment experience!