The Cedar Falls native released an emotional new project.

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Jay Allen quickly shot to popularity due to his heartfelt performances on the NBC singing competition series 'The Voice' last season.

During his audition, he was asked to perform a powerful song he wrote several years ago for his mother who was battling Alzheimer's. She has since passed away, but her memory lives on, especially when the song quickly blew up on the iTunes chart.

He made it on the show and was tossed between Gwen Stefani and fellow country artist Blake Shelton. Unfortunately, he ended up losing in the knockout rounds. He had an emotional moment with his now wife which you can read about here.

His latest project came out on April 12th and from the opening shot until the end, you'll be watching the video through misty eyes. Allen's new music video for his song 'No Prayer Like Mama's' is an immensely personal piece of art for him.

The story follows the story of a mother's constant love over her son's changing life. It's a beautiful narrative that clearly draws inspiration from Jay Allen's on relationship with his late mother.

This video was directed by Tessa and Dustin Sturm and produced by Southern Pictures. They shot a large portion of the music video on a mountain in South Carolina.

In a beautiful and sad coincidence, the week that he filmed 'No Prayer Like Mama's' back in February also just so happened to be the anniversary of his mother's passing.

Jay Allen said about the entire musical process for his latest release,

"That process was a difficult journey, but now I find strength in believing that my mom is still with me. I hope this song brings honor to both mothers in heaven and those still with us." 

Make sure to check out the music video down below!

The singer will be returning to Eastern Iowa throughout the spring and summer. One show is quickly approaching.

He is scheduled to perform at the Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery in Walford this month. April 28th, the venue will host the Cedar Falls native with special guest Adam Keith.

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