firekid is the brainchild of Hodges, a virtuoso guitarist and singer. A child prodigy at guitar, Dillon won the National Guitar Championship at the age of 17, the 2nd youngest person to ever win the competition. After attending college in Alabama, Dillon moved to Nashville to work on music that could help him grow from the confines of the bluegrass world to a bigger audience, and firekid was born.