Jay Allen Biography – Jay Allen Wiki
Jay Allen is a country singer-songwriter and contestant on The Voice. Inspired by his mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s, Allen wrote his original song “Blank Stares.” A video of him performing the song with his mother on stage went viral and garnered over 500 million views on Facebook. His mother has since passed, but Allen continues to be an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association, and “Blank Stares” has gone on to raise over $50 million dollars to help fight the disease.
Allen has been featured on NBC’s The Voice, ABC World News, PeopleTV, Pickler & Ben, and in People & Forbes Magazine, among others. He was also selected as The Highway Find on Sirius XM with his song “Sounds Good To Me”.
Jay Allen Age
Singer Jay Allen was born on June 6, 1986, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He is 36 years old as of 2022.
Jay Allen Wife
Is Jay Allen married? He is engaged, not married yet, to Kylie Morgan. Allen and Morgan, who were engaged in Nashville in June 2021, are set to be married on Nov. 27, 2022.
Allen was initially set to marry Kylie Morgan on October 1, 2022. The country stars decided to postpone their wedding following the effects of Hurricane Ian.
Jay Allen Mother
Country singer Jay Allen’s mother, Sherry Rich, passed away in February 2019 at the age 54 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Allen confirmed her death on social media on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.
“This morning at 3:30 am my momma went to heaven – calm and in her sleep, with my pops holding her hand,” the singer wrote. “Each of us kids had a chance to say our goodbyes, as we all cried and prayed together.”
“My heart aches as I write this, but I ask that you please help us not focus on the sadness. Instead, celebrate the life of a beautiful, selfless woman. Remember how she fiercely followed God and served others. And please, continue to share her story until we finally end this thief of a disease,” he continued.
“Momma, it’s been an honor to be your son. I’ll forever look forward to seeing your face again, wrapping my arms around you, and singing country songs at the top of our lungs. Now, go decorate that mansion of yours. You earned it. Love you. #ENDALZ”
Jay Allen The Voice
Country singer Jay Allen is a contestant on Season 22 of NBC’s singing competition series “The Voice.” The Cedar Falls native impressed the Coaches with his moving performance of Cody Johnson’s “‘Til You Can’t” during The Voice Blind Auditions.
“I relate to [Johnson’s song] because my mom was diagnosed with what’s called Early-Onset Alzheimer’s when she was 51,” Allen revealed during the show. “She passed away in 2019 at age 54.”
The husband and wife duo of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were the only Coaches to turn their chairs for Allen, unintentionally forcing themselves into a friendly face-off.
“The delivery of that lyric…it’s such a conversational song,” Shelton said. “In order to stay on pitch and get through the lyrics, and then it’s those powerful moments; man, that’s tough. And you sounded great doing it. I loved your tone, I loved your approach.”
“Blake, he’s taught me so much about country music, and I got to be on two number-one country hits with Blake Shelton, which was just the most incredible experience of my life,” Stefani said. “And it made me so joyful to recognize that song when it came in and to hear your voice on it, it was so beautiful… I would love to coach you. I know music, I’ve toured the world, I know how to do this show, and it’s kind of a 2-for-1 because I’ll just ask him if I have a question, so it’s fine.”
In the end, despite Shelton’s country roots, Allen made a surprising choice.
“Blake, I’m a giant fan, and I respect you so much, but I have to choose your wife,” Jay Allen said.
Before he made his decision, Allen revealed to the Coaches that he wrote a song in his mom’s honor that’s raised close to $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s Disease. He even ended up performing the track, which is called “Blank Stares.”
Jay Allen Net Worth
Country singer Jay Allen’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Jay Allen Instagram
Jay Allen’s Instagram is @jayallenmusic.