Jake Hoot Shares His Favorite Country Collabs In Honor Of New Kelly Clarkson Duet

Jake Hoot is sharing his all-time favorite country duets in honor of his brand new single, “I Would’ve Loved You,”…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 4, 2021


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Jake Hoot, Kelly Clarkson; Photos by Jonathan Volk

Jake Hoot is sharing his all-time favorite country duets in honor of his brand new single, “I Would’ve Loved You,” featuring Kelly Clarkson. 

The Voice champion is taking over our playlist and he hand-picked iconic duets such as “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn and “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss as well as fan-favorite collaborations like “I Hope You’re Happy Now” by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice and “Nobody But You” featuring Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.

“Country duets have ALWAYS been one of my favorite things to listen to,” Hoot tells us, “From ‘Islands In The Stream’ to ‘I Need You,’ there are just so many incredible songs that are timeless!”

“I Would’ve Loved You” was co-written by Hoot alongside Jamie Floyd and Lonestar’s Dean Sams. The song, which appears on Hoot’s new EP, tells the story of the downfall of a relationship and how one mistake can ultimately change things forever. 

“When we wrote this song, it was so apparent that it had to be a duet,” he shares. “When we started racking our brains as to who could sing on it, Kelly was easily the top and best choice for it. I’m just glad it all came together! And I hope y’all love it!”

Click below to listen to “I Would’ve Loved You” and more iconic duets selected by Jake Hoot. Fans can subscribe to the playlist HERE

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.