‘The Voice’ Favorite From Cedar Falls Announces Tour
2022 was an exciting year for one Cedar Falls native. This year, he's got even more exciting things lined up.
Jay Allen of Cedar Falls instantly became a fan favorite on NBC's 'The Voice' when he shared his story about his mother's battle with Alzheimer's last season.
After Allen's audition on the show, a song that he wrote five years ago suddenly rose to the top of the iTunes USA and country charts. You can read more about the meaning this song has for him here.
The Nashville artist initially charmed his way onto Gwen Stefani's team.
"Everyone who's country on this show is gonna choose Blake," the singer explained "...and I would really love to stand out and have a fair shot!"
Then in an edge of your seat television moment, during the knockout rounds, Allen ended up going to Shelton's team. You can watch the full clip here. Blake even confirmed that him stealing Allen created a bit of a tense situation with Stefani.
"Almost got me divorced from my wife, for God's sake!" Shelton said in the recent episode.
Unfortunately, he didn't last much longer on Shelton's team. During the knockout rounds, Allen spotted his then fiancé, country singer Kylie Morgan, in the audience and choked up during his performance.
"It is rare that I get flustered, but she overwhelmed me. It was actually a beautiful moment for me and to have her face in the crowd is more than worth it for me," Allen said.
Read more about that performance here.
After filming, the rising star dove into wedding preparation. Allen and Morgan were set to get married in Fort Meyers, Florida at the end of September. Unfortunately, the couple had to postpone their nuptials due to Hurricane Ian.
"Obviously we're very sad, very upset, but again this is the least of our worries. We still have each other," Allen's fiancé said. "...all of our friends are safe and that's all that matters."
Nearly two months after their initial wedding date, these two finally tied the knot in Florida in a beautiful ceremony. There was a sort of hilarious mistake that the couple made.
You can read more about that down below!
With his wedding and stint on 'The Voice' in the rearview mirror, Allen's focusing on growing as an artist in 2023.
In the first two months of 2023, the rising star has already released two songs. He shared snippets of each track on his social media platform. This drummed up so much anticipation for his music that he quickly dropped these two emotional songs.
You can read more about them here!
Allen will be performing his new music out on the road this year! His tour will kick off in Oklahoma City at the end of February and wrapping up in Katy, Texas this September. So far, he has EIGHT concert dates in Iowa set up for this Spring and Summer.
You can check all of them out down below!