Cedar Falls ‘The Voice’ Star Has To Cancel Florida Wedding
A beautiful milestone for a Cedar Falls native turned singing competition favorite has been postponed due to a natural disaster of epic proportions.
Hurricane Ian is devastating the southeast portion of the United States. Approximately 2.5 million Floridians are under evacuation orders, according to ABC News. Hurricane Ian thrashed the state of Florida on Wednesday and Wednesday night as it slowly made its way north.
A Cedar Falls native who has been making waves on 'The Voice' was supposed to be celebrating his big day in Florida, but these unforeseen circumstances have put a pause on those plans.
Jay Allen, a Nashville-based artist was supposed to get married in Florida on October 1st, but Hurricane Ian put a damper on those plans.
You can read a bit more about his first outing on the competition show here.
After Allen's first performance, a song he wrote five years ago suddenly rose to the top of the iTunes USA and country charts. A song that he wrote about his mother's Alzheimer's struggle before she passed was for a moment the #5 song on the U.S. iTunes charts.
Allen was supposed to get married in Fort Meyers this weekend, but the entire wedding venue where the couple was going to say 'I do' is under water.
Allen's fiancé Kylie Morgan is also a talented musician. She has recently found success with a song that she wrote about her bridesmaids aptly called 'Bridesmaids.' The track has actually become a viral sound and trend on Tik Tok.
Last year, the Nashville musician released a collaboration with 'Fancy Like' viral hitmaker Walker Hayes.
Talk about a talented couple!
The couple plan to reschedule their nuptials for a date sometime in the future.
"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."
"We are heartbroken for everyone that's losing their homes and their businesses right now, we can reschedule our wedding," the Cedar Falls native goes on to say. "...please have everyone, especially in Fort Meyers Beach, have them in your hearts and minds today."
You can watch the full video statement that the couple released down below.