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After a stirring rendition of Cody Johnson's "'Til You Can't," the rising country star revealed that he wrote a song dedicated to his late mother and her battle with Alzheimer's Disease, "Blank Stares." The original track went on to help raise nearly $50 million to fight the disease. It was this emotional confession, combined with his stellar vocal ability, that had Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani vying for the chance to be his Coach.
In the end, Allen chose Team Gwen, but Shelton ended up stealing him in the Battle Rounds. However, the Iowa native was eliminated during the Knockouts after going up against Kate Kalvach and the season's winner, Bryce Leatherwood. So what has Allen been up to since? Find everything you need to know, below.
Where is The Voice's Jay Allen now?
Soon after he was sent home, Allen took to Instagram to reveal his post-show plan.
"I’m going to continue doing what I’ve done for the last 5 years, and that’s touring the country to raise awareness and money to fight Alzheimer’s," he said. "I’m also getting married to my queen @kyliemorganmusic on 11.27 AND I’m hoping to start releasing both country and Christian songs over the coming months. If you know me, you know my heart is to help others through music. So if you would, please pray for God to open new doors and lead me to be the man, husband, brother, son, friend, advocate, artist and musician He desires of me. This is not the end, it’s the beginning. Thank you for your love… 🙏🏼".
Allen got married to fellow singer Kyle Morgan on November 27 in Fort Meyers, FL. Wedding guests even had the opportunity to get small tattoos from an onsite Artist. The bride and groom also got matching ink of their own.
"I was the girl who swore she would never get married because I was already married to my dreams," Morgan told People. "Being an independent woman pursuing her dreams, I always felt as if I had to apologize or dim my ambition for the sake of my relationships. With Jay, I never had to explain myself, apologize, or pull back from my goals. He supported my independence all while standing next to me as my biggest supporter."
The couple also attended this year's CMAs, and Allen released a new song on December 2 called “No Present Like the Time.” He revealed on Instagram that he wrote the song before appearing on The Voice.
"It’s some words of advice that I believe God and my mother gave us in the room that day, and a message that has changed my life for the better," he said.
Most recently, Allen won the 2022 Country Now Award for Favorite Competition Contestant and completed his last show of the year at Ole Red in Oklahoma—a bar owned by Blake Shelton. And in a full circle moment, Shelton and Stefani even showed up at the gig and surprised the singer.
"Icing on the cake, it was sold out and my new in-laws were side stage with all of our Oklahoma family & friends. You can't plan moments like this," he said.
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