NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Billboard No. 1 artist and host of "Hoge Wild" Lucas Hoge is closing 2020 on top of Pollstar's Top 100 Livestreamers Year End Chart, landing in the Top Ten at No. 9. In a year when livestreams became a paramount ingredient to artists' success, Hoge's #SundaySessions dominated, spending more than 25 weeks in the Top 12 of Pollstar's weekly all-genre chart since the chart's inception in May. Hoge charts alongside Circle's livestream of the Grand Ole Opry, GRAMMY® - Award winning Norah Jones and Bandsintown Live Outskirts.
A leader in livestreaming, Hoge has been bringing his weekly livestream #SundaySessions to fans for more than two years, before the COVID-19 pandemic caused a rise in popularity. #SundaySessions are live on Hoge's Facebook every Sunday at 8 a.m. CT. After amassing more than 25 million views, Hoge released live recordings of fan-favorite gospel songs "Sweet By and By" and "Power in the Blood" to streaming services. Most recently, Hoge released "It Wasn't His Child" just in time for the holiday season. January 2021 will see the full Sunday Sessions album release, a 10-track acoustic project inspired by the success of the weekly livestream.
The Nebraska native's new series "Hoge Wild" airs Monday nights on the Sportsman's Channel at 6 p.m. CST. "Hoge Wild" takes viewers across the globe with the country singer as he travels to New Zealand, Bolivia, Africa and more. With a guitar in one hand and a bow in the other, Hoge is going wild in the great outdoors camping, fishing, hunting, exploring, diving and singing. An avid outdoorsman, Hoge aims to change the narrative around conservation and hunting with his new series.
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With equal ease and finesse, No. 1 Billboard-charting artist Lucas Hoge can craft a song, cast a line or call in a turkey in front of a film crew, all while holding an audience’s attention on stage when performing. As a warm, engaging television host on his own weekly series “Hoge Wild,” Lucastakes viewers across the globe as he travels to New Zealand, Bolivia, Africa and unchartered territory in North America to amplify his passion for the outdoors and change the narrative around conservation. For more than two years, Lucas has been bringing his gospel “Sunday Sessions” to his fans every week, which eclipsed 25 million views in early 2020. Even during the height of online engagement worldwide during the COVID pandemic, Lucas still found a way to dominate the live streaming charts with weekly virtual concerts that consistently amassed chart-topping audience numbers, Hoge found himself alongside Luke Combs, Snoop Dogg, DMX, BTS in the Top Ten on Pollstar’s Weekly Livestream Chart. Lucas Hoge’s restless creative spirit, abundance of Midwestern charm and a work ethic that won’t let him slow down, it looks like the best is yet to come.
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