For nearly thirty years, Missouri resident Gary Hodges has lent his musical talents to an amazing array of show-biz names. A drummer, singer, and master of ceremonies, Hodges is well known to Fleetwood Mac fans primarily through his work with the fledgling Los Angeles duo of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks on the by-now-mythic Buckingham Nicks album, recorded and released in 1973 on the Polydor label. Hodges, who used the nickname "Hoppy" on the album gatefold, played drums and percussion on the sought-after album, the first for Buckingham and Nicks, and a notorious commercial failure at the time, two years before the hapless duo's fortunes changed and they were asked to join Fleetwood Mac.

Hodges grew up in Dallas, Texas, and then moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s, where he did some studio work. His concert gigs at the time included a stint at the Infamous Cave with the Smothers Brothers in Canada. Hodges toured with a number of Warner Brothers and MGM artists throughout Europe, and played the Omar Shariff Show in Paris and other musical variety television projects in Germany.

Active in the Branson music industry since 1984, Hodges has played for numerous legends in the country music field onstage and on television. His gigs have included the Plummer Family Music Show, the Master Four, the Texans, the Shoji Tabuchi Show, the Moore Brothers, the Jim Stafford Show, the John Davidson Show, the Ozark Jubilee, Johnny Russell, Connie Smith, Tom T. Hall, Jeanie Sealy, and countless Grand Ole Opry stars such as Box Car Willie, Cristy Lane, Bob Nichols, Buck Trent, and Doug Gabriel.

Hodges' discography includes work with Jorge Calderon (a fellow player on the "Buckingham Nicks" album), David Werner, Shawn Jackson, Buddy Miles, John Keyworth, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jose Feliciano, Ricky Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band, the Cowsils, the Heaven and Earth Band, and Little Richard.