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Reigning NBC “The Voice” Champion Jake Hoot to Play Acoustic Hometown Concert

After winning season 17 of NBC’s “The
Voice”, Jake Hoot will hold his first concert at Tennessee Tech’s Hooper
Eblen Center in Cookeville, TN on Saturday, Jan. 4th, at 1 p.m. Concert
is free and open to the public.

 Hoot,
a 31-year-old country artist originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, and
currently living in Cookeville, Tenn., was crowned champion of “The
Voice” Season 17 on December 17th.

Hoot
stood out all season 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 along 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.

Last
week 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 came to “The Voice” hoping to make her proud. 

As champion of “The Voice,” Hoot has earned the grand prize of a recording contract.

For embeddable clips and more, please visit NBC.com‘s official show site: http://www.nbc.com/TheVoice.

For more information on Jake Hoot, please visit www.jakehoot.com.

 Photo courtesy of NBC’s “The Voice”

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