Jake Hoot may stand 6’6”, but the Season 17 Champion of NBC’s The Voice is just as genuine and sweet natured as ever. Celebrating the release of his debut project Love Out Of Time, the 5-song EP features an all-star lineup of musicians and songwriters including Dean Sams, Danny Myrick, Jenne Fleenor, Dave Pahanish, Jamie Floyd and more. The new project also features a duet with international superstar Kelly Clarkson entitled “I Would’ve Loved You.”
Upon its release, Love Out Of Time reached No. 2 on both the iTunes All-Genre Albums and Country Albums chart while “I Would’ve Loved You” reached No. 3 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart. Hoot and Clarkson also unveiled a music video for the ‘majestic’ (Rolling Stone Country) “I Would’ve Loved You” duet which has accumulated more than 8 million views, been featured on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna and is in broadcast rotation on CMT. The former contestant and coach reunited to perform “I Would’ve Loved You” on The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Voice semi-finals.
Following his record-breaking win on NBC’s The Voice, Hoot has gone on to release several tracks including “Tennessee Strong,” which reached Top 10 in the iTunes Country Singles chart, debut single “Dangerous Thing,” special Father’s Day song, “The Best Job I Ever Had,” heartwarming love song, “Nadine” and rowdy summer anthem “Night Left.”
There is no denying that Hoot is a natural philanthropist and gives back as much as possible. During his stint on The Voice, Hoot created a charitable merchandise line and was able to donate more than $15,000 to local organizations in his hometown of Cookeville, TN. Hoot is now proving to be a road warrior, performing dates across the US every weekend including opening slots for Alabama, Darius Rucker, Jordan Davis, Big & Rich and Rodney Atkins. Currently amassing over 15 million streams, nearly 90K downloads and gearing up for his 10th Grand Ole Opry performance, the future proves promising for this mega-talent with a heart of gold.
The new track, “B4U,” is really well done. The vocals are something else. He has one of those voices that just demands attention and never lets you go. It is a song that a lot of people are going to relate to. Definitely one of my favorites this week. Make sure to add this one to your playlists.
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Jerrett Franklin grew up in a small town. He moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.