Singer/songwriter Will Hoge linked up with former Georgia Satellites guitarist Dan Baird to tour the south. He released his first CD, 'Live at The Exit/In' soon thereafter. His first studio album 'Carousel' was next. In 2010 Hoge opened for Needtobreathe on their spring tour and for Sugarland and Michelle Branch on select dates. His 2012 independent EP was released in September.