The reigning NBC “The Voice” champion Jake Hoot is set to appear on nationally syndicated The Kelly Clarkson Show on Monday, January 6th. After winning season 17 of NBC’s “The Voice” on December 17th alongside Coach Clarkson, Hoot will join the superstar on her show to perform “Better Off Without You”, which he originally debuted on “The Voice.” Check your local listings and tune in at 2 p.m. ET directly before the Ellen Degeneres Show on Monday, January 6th to catch Hoot performing the new track.
Hoot also just wrapped up a whirlwind of a New Year’s week with a performance of the National Anthem and Halftime Concert alongside fellow “The Voice” finalists at the Carolina Panthers’ final home game on December 29th. The country music singer/songwriter kicked off 2020 with a performance of the National Anthem on January 1st at the 2020 NHL Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, TX. Watch his rendition of the anthem at the Winter Classic HERE.
Hoot, a 31-year-old country artist originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, and currently living in Cookeville, Tenn,. stood out all season on “The Voice” for his powerful vocals, dynamic storytelling abilities and devotion as a dad to his 4-year-old daughter. Originally a one-chair-turn, Hoot earned Coach Kelly Clarkson her third “Voice” win on the four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series.
Hoot’s Blind Audition performance of “When It Rains It Pours” by Luke Combs earned him just a one-chair-turn from Coach Kelly Clarkson. As a part of Team Kelly, Hoot proved that he deserved to be in the competition, winning his Battle Round with “Always on My Mind” by Willie Nelson and his Knockout Round with “Cover Me Up” by Jason Isbell. In the live Playoffs, Hoot was voted through by America after a pure country performance of “You Lie” by Reba McEntire.
Hoot continued to stand out throughout the live shows with his power and confidence. A mix of flawless vocals and authenticity convinced America to vote Hoot through week after to week as he put his own touch on hits such as “Danny’s Song” by Loggins & Messina, “Every Light in the House” by Trace Adkins, “That Ain’t My Truck” by Rhett Akins and “Desperado” by the Eagles.
On Monday, December 16th Hoot debuted his original single, “Better Off Without You,” which he wrote with David Allan Pahanish. Clarkson joined Hoot on stage for a duet of “Wintersong” by Sarah McLachlan, and he performed a stunning rendition of Lonestar’s “Amazed.”
On the season finale, Hoot performed a special duet of “Over Drinking” with Little Big Town.
As of December 17th, Hoot had six songs in the Top 10 of the iTunes Country Singles chart. This is more than any other singer in the history of the show has had in the Top 10 at one time. Additionally, Hoot had four songs in the Top 10 on the Overall Singles chart. Hoot’s duet of “Wintersong” with Clarkson climbed as high as #2 on the iTunes Overall Singles chart, making it the highest-charting coach duet in the history of the show.
The week of December 9th, Hoot hit #1 on both the Overall Singles chart and the Country Singles chart in iTunes with his cover of “Desperado.” He reached the Top 10 on the Country Singles chart with seven different songs this season, with two of those hitting #1.
Hoot was born in Texas, but his parents are missionaries and relocated the family to the Dominican Republic when he was 9. While living there, he began singing and playing guitar while also becoming fluent in Spanish. At 20, he moved to Tennessee and began gigging and attended Tennessee Tech University as a walk-on football player. Hoot is a dad to a 4-year-old daughter and auditioned for “The Voice” hoping to make her proud.
For more information on Jake Hoot, please visit www.jakehoot.com.