Winner of NBC’s The Voice Joins World Championship Chili Cook-off Stage Lineup

The World Championship Chili Cook-off (WCCC) just announced a major headline act for its Main Stage that some may recognize from Season 17 of NBC’s The Voice – Jake Hoot.

Following his record-breaking win, Hoot has gone on to release several tracks including charitable song and video “Tennessee Strong” which reached Top 10 in the iTunes Country Singles chart. Drawing inspiration from his childhood in the Dominican Republic, Hoot released a cover of “La Bamba” from his debut EP which also landed in the Top 10 on the iTunes Latin charts.

Hoot is now celebrating the release of his debut project “Love Out Of Time” which features a duet with international superstar Kelly Clarkson entitled “I Would’ve Loved You”. The single has reached No. 3 on the iTunes Country Singles Chart.

Following the deadly tornadoes that hit Middle Tennessee on March 3rd, Hoot released an uplifting song entitled “Tennessee Strong” to benefit the Tornado survivors.

Now with more than 5 million streamings of his music, 80,000 downloads and three Grand Ole Opry performances to his credit, the future has never been brighter for the young singer.

Hoot, along with many other entertainment acts, will be headlining the WCCC Main Stage in Myrtle Beach at Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion this September. His performance will occur late in the afternoon Saturday, September 18, giving attendees time to watch cooking demonstrations and get pro tips from award-winning chili masters.

General Admission is FREE with special event ticketing options such as People’s Choice voting, a VIP Lounge, Pepper Sprouts Cooking Class and more! See the full ticking options at To sign up to become a Chili Insider, click here.

To learn how to enter the competition or judge the entries, simply follow the International Chili Society on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@ICSChili). To learn more about the event itself, follow the World Championship Chili Cook-off on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the International Chili Society

Since 1967, the International Chili Society (ICS) has been bringing people together over one of America's greatest culinary creations. ICS sanctions more than 100 events a year nationwide with one mission – to continuously improve chili while raising money for charities and nonprofits. More than $100 million has been raised for charities by the chili arena since ICS was started. To celebrate each year’s pro-chili season, ICS holds a World Chili Championship Cook-off (WCCC) and crowns World Champions. To see previous winners, click here.

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