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Old 10-03-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. and LOS ANGELES, Calif. – When Jake Hoot stepped out on the darkened stage, it was a different experience.

Sure, he had been on numerous stages over the years, whether it was the turf at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium, the stage at The Backdoor Playhouse on campus or concert setups throughout the Upper Cumberland.

But this was new. As he entered the sound stage to compete on NBC's The Voice, the environment was solemn, quiet.

Hoot readied his guitar and started to play.

Jake Hoot came to Cookeville and Tennessee Tech in 2009, looking for an opportunity to play football. He hadn't played organized ball as he grew up the son of traveling missionaries.

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"Tennessee Tech, Cookeville, Putnam County – everybody's kind of taken me in as their own. That's been the most special thing to help push me along. That's why I still live here. A lot of people, not everybody, but a lot think when they graduate, they're going to up and leave. I was one of those people until I got to know everybody around here, got to know the area. It's just a great place to live."

It's a common thread from so many people around the community and campus, but Cookeville, once you're there for any length of time, it becomes home.

"It is home – absolutely," Hoot said. "I tell everybody. They ask me where I'm from and I say Cookeville. I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. We moved to Oklahoma City, and we moved to Haiti before moving to the Dominican, but if there's one place I'd call home, it's Cookeville. There's no question about it."


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Old 10-03-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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I saw him on there. He was amazing! So glad Kelly Clarkson picked him!
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:38 PM
 
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I agree!!!
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Old 10-11-2019, 06:06 AM
 
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Red Silo Brewery downtown is going to host a free outdoor concert with Jake Hoot starting at 8pm tonight. 1st Street will be closed starting at 4pm to get ready for the concert. Should be a lot of fun.



Hoot concert Friday, West 1st Street to close | Herald Citizen
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:54 PM
 
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Wish I was there already!
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:13 AM
 
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Wish I was there already!
It was a great concert! A few hundred people were crammed onto 1st Street outside Red Silo Brewery for a good concert. Wonderful community spirit.

Jake has made it past the next couple of rounds and is now in the part of The Voice where the contestants perform live and are voted by the general public. TTU is hosting a viewing party in the basketball arena (Hooper Eblen Center) for the next round this Monday at 7pm, doors open at 6:30. It'll be a lot of fun to cheer him on with others in the community.

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Old 11-16-2019, 10:08 AM
 
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Jake knocked it out of the park with his rendition of Reba McEntire's "You Lie" Monday night. He made it to the next round which will be broadcast this Monday night. Tennessee Tech will again host a live viewing in the Hoop, doors opening at 6:30 for the 7pm show.


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Old 11-29-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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Cookeville musician Jake Hoot has secured his spot in “The Voice” Top 10 with an acclaimed performance of Trace Adkins’ “Every Light in the House is On.” Hoot’s song was the most streamed in the competition for the second consecutive week.

Hoot’s coach, Kelly Clarkson, remarked during their coaching session, “You have such a huge fan base,” referring to the Team Hoot – Fan Group Page of Jake Hoot that now totals almost 28,000 members.

“There’s such a light about you, and that’s why not only me and the rest of the coaches but America is just falling in love with you,” Clarkson continued. “You’re the nicest guy. You’re such a star.”

Clarkson went on to call Hoot “a magical country cowboy unicorn.”

[This] Monday’s “Official Watch Party” will be held at The Edge at Life Church, 2223 N. Washington Ave. in Cookeville. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the party continues until 9 p.m., with #teamhoot shirts,#teamhoot tumblers, #teamhoot window decals and #teamhoot bracelets available to purchase, with the money donated to Upper Cumberland Habitat for Humanity, Cookeville Rescue Mission and the Nicaraguan Mission Bus Project that Hoot is affiliated with.

Watch Party organizers are asking fans to come dressed Monday night as a unicorn since the unicorn craze has taken hold and say, “Let’s show America what it means to be #hometown in the Upper Cumberland!”


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Hoot makes Voice Top 10 | UCBJ - Upper Cumberland Business Journal

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Old 12-12-2019, 05:28 AM
 
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Jake Hoot is now in the final four on The Voice. There's a nice write-up about him in Parade, calling him "the one to beat."

The whole Voice experience has been quite a ride for the 31-year-old from Cookeville, Tenn., who received an invitation for a private audition, which he assumed was fake. It was until he was flown out to L.A. that he realized it wasn’t a joke.

And then on night one of the Live Shows, Hoot performed Loggins & Messina’s “Danny’s Song,” which he dedicated it to his 4-year-old daughter, Macy, and he couldn’t hold back the emotions from the roller coast ride any longer.

“It was heart-wrenching,” he recalls. ‘I saw her before I walked out to sing and that made me tear up, so I had to tell myself not to look at her anymore the rest of the performance. Then, of course, when the coaches were talking, I looked back out there and she was reaching for me, and that made me break down. It was definitely great having her there.”

“Back home [Cookeville], there is already so much support and outpouring of love, it has already changed a lot,” he says. “I think the deeper I go, the better it gets. Ultimately why I got into to it, is to provide better for Macy. If I can do that, I will be happy.”


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https://parade.com/963952/pauletteco...9JT2W1zYalLf3c
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:36 AM
 
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He won it.
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