Jake Hoot is a country music star in the making! The 31-year-old single father gained an interest in music while living in the Dominican Republic as a child. He is the son of missionary parents and learned to play guitar and sing while on mission with them. It wasn’t until after he moved back to the U.S., got married, and then divorced, that he decided to pursue music as a career.
He decided to audition for The Voice, with the goal of making his daughter proud his only motivation. He earned a spot on team Kelly Clarkson, and subsequently became the season 17 winner of The Voice. He shared the stage with both Kelly and Little Big Town throughout the competition, and he assured news sources that it was just the beginning.
“People asked me yesterday if I’ve processed it yet, and I haven’t processed everything, because for one, I shared the stage with Kelly. The next night I shared the stage with Little Big Town and then won The Voice. That collaboration with Kelly was probably one of my favorite things I’ve ever done. The same with Little Big Town. So if anybody would have me on one of their songs or grace me with singing on one of my songs, I’d be more than happy.” he tells Newsweek.
Scenes was honored to have Jake Hoot on one of our Scenes Live Sessions! Check out his country set below, and download it here! We’re excited to see what Jake Hoot does next!