Watch Hoda Kotb Cover “Boys ’Round Here” at Blake Shelton’s Karaoke Party

Watch Hoda Kotb Cover “Boys ’Round Here” at Blake Shelton’s Karaoke Party

Blake Shelton teamed with Smithworks Vodka for an industry-only karaoke throwdown at WannaB’s Karaoke Bar on Lower Broadway last night (June 6)—and no one threw down harder that Blake’s friend, Hoda Kotb.

The Today show host kicked off the singing competition with a cover of Blake’s 2013 No. 1 hit, “Boys ’Round Here.”

Watch Hoda get her groove on by singing a little “chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit.”

photo and video by Jim Casey

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter