The soulful singer, who admits he is "embarrassingly in love with rock and roll," has a passion for being on the road, averaging more than 200 shows a year.
After spending the last year recovering from a car accident that put him in critical condition, the country music veteran is set to release his latest album, "The Wreckage," which is being described as his most personal to date.
Hoge stopped by "The Early Show Saturday Edition"'s "Second Cup Cafe" to sing "Hard to Love."
Often compared to music legends Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, Hoge puts his blood, sweat and tears into his music. He makes it clear he is in this for the long haul and that he isn't a one-hit wonder. Hoge even practically gives the shirt off of his back for the love of music.
"I bust my ass every night, sometimes for $45 a pop," he said on his official Web site. "I load my own gear, mortgaged my house to pay the band. But if you want it, you have to be willing to bleed."
Music is a Hoge family affair. His grandfather was an accomplished jazz artist and his father and brother are both singers, who found their calling in rock.
Hoge's music and tireless drive have traces of Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Hank Williams, Van Morrison, Patty Griffin, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
He has been added to the lineup with Black Crowes, My Morning Jacket and the Drive-By Truckers. He also performed at Bonnaroo and the Austin City Limits festival.