“I was writing with one of my best friends Katie Austin, who was about to get married and had been thinking about vows for a few days straight,” Fletcher says of the song. “She had this idea for the song about how could you say ‘I love you,’ but more? We had a great group of writers that day and all walked away knowing it was an instant hit.”
Fletcher reached out to Hoot to join her on the song, not only for his undeniable talent, but his perpetually sunny disposition as well.
“I was so thrilled to record this song with Jake because not only is he the nicest, most genuine guy, but he is also incredibly talented and picked up the song and even all my crazy requests for vocal runs,” Fletcher praises. “I’m so proud of this song and hope everyone loves it as much as I do!”
In addition to “There’s Still Tomorrow,” Hoot also has another duet, this one with his wife, Brittney. The two released “Wherever Time Goes” in February.
“Getting her to sing on it was incredible,” Hoot boasted to Everything Nash of singing with his bride. “She crushed it. That’s her first official song with her name on it. She sang background on a couple of other projects that I’ve worked on, but to have her in the studio and to have her as an actual feature was really special.”
It was Brittney and Hoot’s daughter, Macy, who inspired him to write “Wherever Time Goes.”
“It came from a sense of, all three of us are parents and married, and we were all talking about just how fast time continues to go as you get older,” Hoot said of the song, which he wrote with Houston Phillips and Michael Farren. “You’re gonna spend that time somewhere, whether it’s on your phone, whether it’s on the computer, whether it’s a video game system, whether it’s out fishing. And as it goes quicker and quicker, I feel like it gets more and more precious because it just does seem like there’s not as much of it. And so, we talked about that special person being where that time went as you go along.”
Find “There’s Still Tomorrow” here.