Don’t let his big-than-life attendance mislead you. Jake Hoot maybe 6’6, but the Season 17 Champ of NBC’s The Voice is a combo of both kind-hearted and sincere as they come. His lively storytelling skills and strong vocals led him to a record run on the Emmy-award winning talent show. Breaking records let and tight, Hoot’s chart-topping skills landed him a record 6 songs in the Top 10 of the iTunes Country Singles Chart and a #1 song on the overall iTunes Singles Charts. With the release of his single “Dangerous Thing,” the country artist is setting up own sound.
His debut EP with Danny Myrick at the helm is a 5-song EP that showcases an all-star lineup of musicians and songwriters including Dan Sama, Myrick, Jenne Fleenor, Dave Pahanish, Jamie Floyd and many more. This project will also feature a duet with a well-known artist that will be revealed in December 2020. Taking inspiration from his childhood memories in the Dominion Republic, Hoot did a cover of the hit song “La Bamba,” as his first single on November 6th. Fellow Season 17 “The Voice,” contestant Ricky Duran is featured as the lead guitarist on “La Bamba,” along with 8 other contestants who lend their voices on the track from Hoot’s winning season.
Hoot was the 2nd of 9 siblings to Baptist Missionary. He was born in Texas and lived a gypsy kind of lifestyle as a child. He lived in Oklahoma, Haiti and 11 years in the Dominican Republic. In the Dominican Republic, Hoot learned how to play the guitar, and also became fluent in Spanish. He praises his various musical influences to his time on the island. The singer/songwriter is now living in Tennessee, at 20 years old where he started playing and attending Tennessee Tech University as a walk-on football player.
There is no disagreeing that Hoot has the heart of a humanitarian and gives back as much as he can. During his time on The Voice, Hoot started a charitable merchandise line and was able to give more than $15,000 to local organizations in his hometown of Cookeville, TN. After the deadly tornadoes that his Middle, Tennessee on March 3rd, Hoot put out a powerful song called “Tennessee Strong,” which reached Top 10 in the iTunes Country Singles chart and Top 35 on the iTunes All Genres Chart. All of the proceeds from the streams and downloads of the song benefit Tornado survivors. Currently growing over 2.7 million Apple Music and Spotify streams, nearly 70k downloads and rejoicing his recent Grand Ole Opry.
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