[WATCH] Blake Shelton Makes Surprise Visit to Iowa Native’s Concert
Never meet your heroes...unless you're one Cedar Falls native, then TOTALLY meet your hero. If you do, they might end up surprising you!
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 earlier this year.
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!
Even though he didn't make it to the season finale, it seems like Allen's bond with his two former coaches will ALWAYS remain pretty strong. Over the weekend, the newly married musician shared that BOTH Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani showed up to his final show of the year.
After Jay Allen's final episode aired a few weeks ago, the singer posted on social media that Shelton had invited him to perform at one of his Ole Red locations in Florida. Several weeks later, he ended up performing at the venue in Oklahoma and was in for a huge surprise.
The rising star shared that this was a particularly special show for him. Not only were Shelton and Stefani there, but so were his in-laws. PLUS he just so happened to sell out that show!
Allen shared his gratitude to the couple in an Instagram post.
" 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."