On September 11, 2001, Eric Dodge‘s life was changed forever.
Every American was effected directly and indirectly by the tragedy of the terrorist attacks that day. That alone is a story, but what happened to Eric is a much happier story, the story of how Eric began his musical career. With a love of music and a fear of sharing that love publicly, Eric subdued it and held it inside. On that fateful fall day in 2001, he was on a cruise ship off the coast of Mexico. The ominous feeling of the day’s events prompted him to overcome his fears, and share his gift with the world, because he didn’t know if the ship would ever reach the dock. With a rousing rendition of Garth Brooks’ “The Dance”, he wowed the ship’s passengers. Later, when another passenger approached Eric and encouraged him to pursue his musical talents as a career, he took the woman’s words to heart.
What has Eric Dodge accomplished since then?
Eric Dodge has performed with many of the top artists in country music, including the late Chris Ledoux (God Bless Chris Ledoux!), Carrie Underwood, Diamond Rio, Little Texas, Collin Raye, Shedaisy, Julianne Hough, and Ryan Shupe, just to name a few. He played with Chris Ledoux shortly before he died, and now he will pay tribute to Chris at every performance.
Eric says that opening for Chris Ledoux intimidated him a little bit. It was, after all, the first time he had opened a show for someone. At the time Chris was very sick and was nearing the end of his life.
He has also been featured by many media outlets as well, including Country Weekly, Music News Nashville, and many local television programs. Continue reading