‘The Voice’ Winner Jake Hoot Taps Kelly Clarkson For ‘I Would’ve Loved You’ Duet

Jake Hoot joining forces with his former The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson on his new single, “I Would’ve Loved You.”…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 12, 2021


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Jake Hoot joining forces with his former The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson on his new single, “I Would’ve Loved You.”

The song, which is described as a “powerful duet,” was co-written by Hoot, Dean Sams (Lonestar) and Jamie Floyd. From the moment they wrote it, Hoot knew Clarkson would be the perfect person to join him on the song. 

“I Would’ve Loved You is a song about how the choices we make and the consequences that follow. It is a story about someone who has so much love to give, but due to the other person’s decisions, that love turns into a hate that lasts forever,” he explains. “I am so honored to have written this song with Jamie Floyd and Dean Sams, who are both incredible writers. I am beyond thankful to Kelly Clarkson for believing in me and recording this song with me! Can’t wait for y’all to hear it!”


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Hoot previously shared his hopes for working with Clarkson after being crowned the winner of The Voice and couldn’t help but gush over having Clarkson as a mentor. 

“She’s just a wealth of knowledge and she’s a huge supporter and a huge encourager,” he previously shared. “Hopefully the road doesn’t end here, and I’ll be able to get to work with her moving forward.” 

According to a press release, Hoot and Clarkson recently shot a music video to accompany the duet and plan to release it in February. 

“I Would’ve Loved You” is the lead single from Hoot’s debut EP, Love Out Of Time. The five-song project is set to release on January 27 and finds the rising country singer teaming up with an impressive lineup of musicians and songwriters, including Dean Sams (Lonestar), Myrick, Jenne Fleenor (CMA Award-winning musician), Dave Pahanish (Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith), Jamie Floyd (Ingrid Andress, Lucie Silvas, Ashley Monroe) and more. 

Love Out Of Time Track Listing

1. “This Is The Night” (Written by Hoot, Danny Myrick and Kylie Sackley)
2. “Love Out Of Time” (Written by Hoot and Dave Pahanish)
3. “Somethin’ We Can Slow Dance To” (Written by Hoot, Danny Myrick and Olivia Rudeen)
4. I” Would’ve Loved You feat. Kelly Clarkson” (Written by Hoot, Dean Sams and Jamie Floyd)
5. “La Bamba” feat. Ricky Duran

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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.