Louisiana Musical Prodigy to Sing National Anthem at AFBF Convention

18 year-old James Linden Hogg of Baton Rouge will sing the National Anthem at this weekend’s American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans.

18 year-old James Linden Hogg of Baton Rouge will sing the National Anthem at this weekend’s American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana musical genius James Linden Hogg will pay tribute to the nation’s farmers and ranchers this week by singing the National Anthem at the 100th Annual American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in New Orleans.

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 18 year-old James Linden has been surrounded by music all of his life. His father, Jim, played country and bluegrass music before James Linden came of age. Throughout James Linden’s childhood watching his father perform, he developed an appreciation for music. As his family remarks about the beginning of his talent, it was at the tender age of 3 when Ricky Skaggs prayed for James Linden to develop a musical ability.

Shortly thereafter, by God’s grace, he began to experiment with a violin his mother, Linda, bought for herself a decade prior. That began a journey which has never stopped since. 

Currently, he is finishing high school and making plans to enroll in college in 2019 to pursue a degree in history and graduate studies in theology. To help pay for tuition, he performs at concert halls, churches, festivals and has released three CDs: College Fund Vol. 1, 2, & 3. The music genre is a blend of Folk, Americana, Celtic, and Spiritual.

James Linden is preparing for an upcoming concert in Baton Rouge on Valentine’s Day. He will perform at the Manship Theater, February 14th, at 7:30pm. For more information, click here.