Dillon Hodges Trades a “Bullet for a Broken Heart”

Dillon Hodges is a determined young musician from Muscle Shoals, Ala., with a very specific goal. “I think I can bring a whole new audience to old-time music,” he says on his website. Already the winner of more than a dozen flatpicking competitions, he’s done his homework on the musical side of things, while “Bullet for a Broken Heart” shows Hodges knows his way around a murder ballad as well. Wrapped in a progressive arrangement of bluesy Appalachian soul, though, Hodges foregoes the high lonesome sound on “Bullet” and instead opts for his own comfortable baritone. Check out his generation gap-spanning video for “Bullet for a Broken Heart.”