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Drew Jacobs has been releasing music independently on streaming services since 2016. Songs such as "Missin' and Wishin'," "Got Me Like Whoa," and the Upchurch the Redneck-assisted "Redneck Rockstar" have all racked up millions of streams to date.
However, Drew Jacobs' most recent release is currently getting him covered in Yahoo! News. The song is called "God's Country," It collaborates with State of Mind, a rock band. If the song's title sounds familiar, that's because it's a cover of a 2017 4x platinum hit of the same name. Given Shelton's version topped the US Country Airplay and US Hot Country Songs weekly Billboard charts, it seems like a no-brainer that someone would eventually cover it.
Drew Jacobs' cover of "God's Country" is far from an imitation of Blake Shelton's version. Rather, Jacobs and State of Mind take what was originally a country song and transform it into a rock song. Within its first week and a half of being able to stream on Spotify, it has received over 600,000 streams. At this rate, it would be unsurprising if it becomes his most-streamed song to date; a tough feat to achieve when his top song has over 9 million streams. In addition to the success with streams, Drew Jacobs' cover of "God's Country" sits in the top 10 of the iTunes top 100 in the United States, tracking digital sales. It's the entire song on the iTunes Rock United States chart. Drew Jacobs is gifted at promoting his music. A TikTok video of him promoting his song by showing a clip of Blake Shelton on The Voice has received over four million views. It's safe to say that the reimagined version of Blake Shelton's "God Country" is a hit for Drew Jacobs.
Drew Jacobs grew up in Michigan and constantly evolved to perfect his sound. While rooted in the country, Drew Jacobs has proven recently that he can venture into other genres, such as rock. Additionally, he works well as both a solo artist and a collaborator. Given he is rooted in the country, teaming up with the rock band State of Mind will take fans by complete surprise. However, the song's execution will allow them to understand why the collaboration was made. Everyone who enjoys how this collaboration was pulled off should also check out Jacobs' songs "Redneck Rockstar" with Upchurch the Redneck and "Welcome 2 the Country" with SMO.
There is a myriad of ways in which anyone can get in touch with Drew Jacobs. This includes @drewjacobsmusic on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and TikTok. By visiting https://beacons.ai/drewjacobsmusic, you can also find out how to text Drew Jacobs, buy his merchandise, and more. He is undoubtedly an independent artist to watch as he grows with each new release.