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‘The Voice’ Season 17 Winner Jake Hoot Stays Busy Ahead of Festival Performance

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Jake Hoot took the crown on season 17 of The Voice. Working alongside his coach, Kelly Clarkson, Hoot made America fall in love with his Country style and musical talents. Winning the show, however, was just the first step in the rising artist’s career. Since winning season 17, Hoot as worked tirelessly to grow as a musician in the industry. This fall, he will headline the Trigg County Country Ham Festival. This, along with getting married and releasing a variety of new music seems like a great start to his professional career.

Jake’s audition of “When It Rains It Pours” by Luke Combs turned only one chair. However, this became the start of a very successful partnership between he and Clarkson on the show, and beyond.

Jake Hoot on The Voice

Jake stayed loyal to Team Kelly for the entirety of the competition. Throughout the season, he impressed the judges and America alike each week on The Voice. He impressively won the battle against Steve Knill performing the powerful “Always On My Mind.” In the Knockout round, his rendition of Jason Bell’s “Cover Me Up” kept him around for another week. America also voted to keep Hoot in the competition after his performance of “You Lie,” by Reba McEntire. In the live shows, Hoot covered artists from Trace Adkins to The Eagles. Ultimately, taking home the trophy that season.

Since winning the competition, Jake released a single with his coach. The “I Would’ve Loved You” music video has almost 3.5 million views on Youtube. The singer took to social media to express his gratitude for working with Kelly Clarkson.

“I can honestly say that when we went out to shoot the music video for I Would’ve Loved You, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, went so perfect, he shares on Instagram. “From the venue, @jackschurman and the camera crew, to working with @kellyclarkson and her team, @taylorbfilm making magic, and all of us being in the same place for a lot of hours, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! I really believe that y’all will see how much we enjoyed making this video, and that it’ll show through our performances!” he said.

From The Voice to the Altar, the Country Star’s Romantic Wedding

Jake’s life post-The Voice has taken a turn for the romantic. The rising Country star got married this year to Brittney Hoyt. In the ceremony, the couple wrote and exchanged their own vows. In addition to writing vows to each other, they also wrote vows to Jake’s five-year-old daughter, Macy, (whom he has from a previous marriage).

“I got very emotional reading my vows to both Brittney and Macy and then singing a song to my soon-to-be wife talking about my journey with her,” he said in an interview.

Jake also sang an original song called “Hallelujah” during the ceremony in front of their family and friends. It was a beautiful start to the rest of the day.

The wedding, had perhaps inspired his latest EP, “Love Out Of Time.” Many songs from this body of work have initially performed better on Spotify, than his covers from The Voice. But Jake as not slowed down. His latest single, “Night Left,” is certified Country-Rock gold according to Kelly Clarkson. The newly released track is infectious enough to have everyone singing and dancing this summer.

Hoot to Headline Country Music Festival

From wedding bells, to new music, what could be left for Jake Hoot to take on? How about headlining a festival. On October 9, the Texas native will take this year’s Trigg County Country Ham Festival. A combination of funds given to the festival by the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism Commission and local sponsorships allowed Hoot to be the headlining act. The show has been moved to a larger area near West Cadiz Park that will allow for more seating. VIP seating and meet in greets will be offered, so keep a look out for that.

Jake is on the rise, with more concerts to be expected in the future. Keep an eye out for The Voice champion, as he is aiming to dominate the Country music scene.

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