He was the sole remaining country singer standing on The Voice Season 17 and even before the finale Jake Hoot had an entire genre’s worth of fans rallying behind him towards victory. We at Talent Recap already called his victory but he barely made it to the show.
Jake Hoot was a one chair turn and although we are surprised Blake Shelton did not turn to his amazing country tune, we are glad Kelly Clarkson did!
Streams already had Jake Hoot winning
His victory was made imminent because of how big a role streaming plays in making it so. A big part of winning The Voice is getting maximum people to stream your songs on Apple Music all fans were hooting to victory.
Streams give you an idea of which artist is the most connected to their fans. But their is a catch you might not know about, streams also tell you which artists will most likely win because the most streamed artist gets those votes multiplied by 5. Each week and for 4 weeks Jake Hoot was dominating the game.
Even though Monday night Ricky Duran was the most streamed artist, it was a little too late for Ricky by then. How does that feel Blakey? Not too good I bet.
How Jake Hoot won the voice was consistency, consistency and country fan that just love and love. Jake clearly had a leg up on the competition in that department; he was the most-streamed artist 4 weeks in a row and his songs hit #1 on both the “Country” and “All Genres” charts!
Now that the winner has been crowned and Jake Hoot is our man of the night, Here are 4 things to know about Jake, his life, his journey as a musician and what makes him so special!
All About Jake Hoot!
1. Discovering His Musical Muse
Jake was born in Texas but spent time living in the Dominican Republic during his youth because his parents moved the family there in order to do missionary work. While there, Jake learned to play the guitar discovered his love for making music. (He also learned Spanish!)
2. Defying Stereotypes
When Jake moved back up to the United States, he attended Tennessee Tech University. While there, he balanced music gigs with playing for the school’s football team, proving that you can be both an athlete and an artist – you don’t have to sacrifice one skill for the other!
3. Hometown Hero
Jake now lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, and those in the area have been sending him plenty of support on The Voice! A local animal shelter even named two of their dogs “Jake” and “Hoot” after him! Awww!
4. Single Fatherhood
Jake later got married and had a daughter, but ended up divorcing his wife. His daughter Macy is now four years old, and has been cheering him on throughout his time on The Voice, even going to watch him in the live studio audience!