Cody Hibbard has signed a development deal with Droptine Recordings. Hibbard’s latest release and first on Droptine, “Looking Back Now,” is out now.
The Oklahoma native grew up on his family’s ranch, working from the day he could help shovel until the day he left for the U.S. Naval Academy. After an injury prevented him from a career in the service, Hibbard began working in pipelining. His day job led to a lot of new cities where the only constant was his guitar and the guarantee of a campground or a bar where he would perform for the growing crowds.
“People would say ‘Man, you do not sound how you look,’” Hibbard remembers. “My buddies would respond for me: ‘If you can’t believe how country he sounds when he talks, you ought to hear him sing!’ It helps to have that shock factor that grabs people’s attention at first, but it makes this career worthwhile when it goes beyond that, and the ‘anomaly’ can inspire and relate through the music.”
Music veteran Jim Catino of Droptine Music first discovered Hibbard’s music while diving into streaming services on the lookout for new artists.
“I have never been more excited about artist development than I have since I started my new venture, and I’m particularly excited to sign Cody,” shares Catino. “His energy and passionate delivery of a song caught my ear on a first listen of his hit ‘Dying Breed.’ I knew right away he was a perfect fit for Droptine as well as an artist I could help take things to the next level. He’s a seasoned performer and knows a great song.”
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