David Hodges

Writer / Producer

David Hodges is a Grammy award-winning writer/producer/artist hailing from Little Rock, AR.


As former writer and keyboardist of the band Evanescence, he and his band mates took home Best New Artist as well as the Best Hard Rock Performance trophy for their hit “Bring Me To Life” in 2004. Evanescence’s debut album Fallen has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.


David went on to write and produce Kelly Clarkson’s biggest worldwide single to date, “Because Of You”, which appeared on Clarkson’s 11 million-selling album Breakaway and garnered him the 2007 BMI Song Of The Year honor. The song was covered by Reba McEntire as the first single off her recent Duets album, and quickly rose up the country charts in 2007 becoming McEntire's 30th Top 2 country single.


Hodges also penned the single, “What About Now”, which appears on American Idol Chris Daughtry’s debut album Daughtry. The 4x platinum Daughtry to date is credited as the fastest selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. "What About Now" also happens to be the first single on Westlife's most recent album WHO WE ARE.  David also won a BMI Pop award for this song.


David also wrote the first single “Crush” for American Idol’s David Archuleta, which had the highest chart debut of any single since January 2007.  David has also written songs for Celine Dion, Backstreet Boys,  Weezer, Leona Lewis, Kris Allen, Dashboard Confessional, Daniel Powter, Nick Lachey, and more.  


David is currently working with Carrie Underwood, David Cook, Rev Theory, Lee Dewyze, Christina Perri, Matthew Morrison, Katie Stevens, and more.  David has worked with such hit songwriters as Espionage, Kara DioGuardi, Eman,  Claude Kelly, Stargate, Jess Cates, Lindy Robbins, Mitch Allan, Jim Jonsin, Ben Moody, Steve McEwan, Chris Tompkins, Craig Wiseman, Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird, Nathan Chapman, Lindy Robbins, Jeffrey Steele, Matt Hales, Dan Muckala, Dave Bassett, and more.

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