People To See: Hunter Hoop

Up and Coming Country artist and song writer headed for American Idol Auditions

“This is my dream.”

                                                                                                      By Lisa Rhoden; Places to Go Editor

Those words come straight from Mr. Hunter Hoops’ mouth! What a great experience it was to sit down with this young man and see the fire in his eyes and the love that he has doing what he does best!

Hunter Hoop, age 19 from Wharton, Ohio, has been playing the classic old-time hits for the last five years. Hoping to follow in his hero’s footsteps, he is making sure that the legends that he loves lives on. When I asked Hunter who his inspirations were, I wasn’t even surprised when George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams came out of his mouth.

Hunter’s fiancé, Shyanne Green, sat and glowed as she watched Hunter talk about his hopes and dreams for the future. This young couple are the proud parents of a beautiful six-month old baby boy Carter.  Hunter also shared with me that he will be traveling to Columbus, Ohio, to try out for American Idol this coming Wednesday. What a great opportunity this will be for him. Let’s all get behind him and show our support!

Hunter also spoke of his father, Mr. Kip Hoop, who no doubt is one of his biggest fans, a smile came across his face as he told me about what a great supporter his father is. He was quick to explain that his Dad believes in him, and pushes him to pursue his dream with T-shirts, CD’s, recording equipment and anything else he needs to do for his son to continue living his dream.  Hunter also shared with me that after taking guitar lessons, he just didn’t quite get it until he sat down with his best friend, JT Lanker, who within a week had Hunter playing music. So he wants a big shout out and “thank you” to JT. (Great Job J.T) it was a pleasure to sit and talk to this young man. Thank you for letting the Weekender Extended Magazine interview you, and we wish you the best of luck on Wednesday! Hunter’s upcoming shows for September will include opening up for the Joe Lanker and the Backroads Band starting this coming Saturday night at the Upper Sandusky Fairgrounds; Dave’s Hideaway in Findlay, Ohio; and TNTS In Upper Sandusky.

Enjoy the video below. The song “No Disquise” was written for his fiancee. This young man is going places! Again Thank you Hunter, and we look forward to your future!



  1. He came down to Channelview Texas when my brother passed and sang at his funeral.has an amazing voice. Got together with the family later and sang for everyone. Kept our minds off the sad moment. This man will do g his way straight to the top I believe.

  2. Taylor Keiser says:

    follow your dreams💕 you never know where you’ll end up!😊 your amazing keep doing what your doing!!

  3. Donna Perkins says:

    You’re a fabulous singer Hunter I look forward to watching you go to the top young man

  4. Arionna Brown says:

    Hey bud we used to hang around in like middle school so it’s been a long while but I can’t wait to see the things you do for not only your self but also your family keep up the good work bud I’ll keep supporting you I have watched all your dads like videos!

  5. Patty Hartley says:

    I have seen this young man grow into an amazing artist, father, and soon to be husband. Excited and pray for a safe journey. Much love to you Hunter Hoop!!!!

    • Sabra Tate says:

      Love you cuz! You rock! I always knew you would follow your dreams. You have gone so far and I know you will keep on going. Go rock this world.

  6. Simply amazing voice! Follow your heart kid, you are going in the right direction! Your dad is so proud of you, and may just be your biggest fan! Good luck at the Idol auditions!

  7. Keep following ur dream Hunter… U got it !! Nothing can stop you. Everyone believes in you. Amazing support group, we’re all here for you… Good luck & GOD bless

  8. Donna Bolding says:

    I am so very proud of you nephew. Thank you so much for honoring my husband with your amazing gift. I am going to enjoy watching your ride to the top. Love you. Good luck today.

  9. Pamela lim says:

    Hunter ive known your family for quite
    awhile and you have an amazing talent. Good luck with American Idol.

  10. Katelyn McCoy says:

    So proud of you Hunter! Keep chasing those dreams. You’re going places man and it makes me happy to see you climbing your way to the top. Keep the good old country music alive!

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