Jared Johnson, a 29-year-old songwriter from Belton, Texas, waited eight hours in 35 degree weather to audition for CMT's Can You Duet. Luckily, Jared made it through but was split from his partner. The judges paired him with David Oakleaf, and the two feel it was a pretty good match. Jared, who is getting married in August, is excited to see how far he and David can make it in this grueling challenge. Jared is influenced musically by Steven Curtis Chapman, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks and the Everly Brothers. He admits this experience has been a "crazy but fun ride" and has met some amazing people.