|Location||Star City, AR|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Actor|
|Episode||Blind Auditions Premieres|
|Blind Audition song||"Good Girls Go Bad"|
Jared Blake was a contestant on The Voice during Season 1. He is part of Team Blake. He's the 3rd contestant to audition in "The Blind Auditions Premieres." And the 3rd overall. He was eliminated in the blind auditions but he was given a second chance performance.
Jared Blake is an American country music singer who resides in Nashville, Tennessee. A Sony/ATV and Love Monkey Music (Bob DiPiero) songwriter first, his passion to perform was quickly realized.
Jared Blake was born in Star City, Arkansas, and started his musical career learning piano and acoustic guitar. In middle school, Jared decided to join the school's choir. His teacher used classical choral training methods, and Jared went on be selected by the statewide all-region choir. In 1993 Jared entered his first competitions at the Malvern Brick Fest taking second place and also placed at the Lincoln County Fair youth talent competition. In subsequent years Jared won 1st place in the Lincoln County vocal competition and other state and regional talent shows. Jared began writing his own songs for the competitions and pinpointed his career decision to become a professional songwriter as well as a singer.
Before and after The Voice
Jared was signed to a publishing contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2006, ending in 2010. Blake worked four jobs at times, owning a decorative concrete business, writing songs for Sony/ATV and Love Monkey Music (Bob DiPiero), singing demos, and pushing his own music by playing in bars to support his family. Jared has played shows with David Allan Coe, Big and Rich, James Otto, Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Gretchen Wilson, Randy Houser, Dierks Bentley, Dudley Taft, Thompson Square, The Band Perry and Jamey Johnson. Jared has also performed with Blake Shelton, Dia Frampton, Xenia Martinez, and Patrick Thomas on the 2011 season shows.
In November 2011, Jared released his first single titled 'Don't Mind' and the video was released in February 2012. Jared Blake's single 'Don't Mind' won a spot in WKDQ Country Whuppin' Hall of Fame by defeating Scotty McCreery “Water Tower Town”, Montgomery Gentry “So Called Life”, Randy Houser “How Country Feels”, LoCash Cowboys “C-O-U-N-T-R-Y”, and Blake Shelton “Over”.
Jared Blake is currently managed by Cory Gierman, also known as the Godfather of MuzikMafia which launched artists such as Big and Rich, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, and many others. In June 2012, Jared Blake signed a recording contract with Skiddco Music/Producer Skidd Mills. Skidd Mills has won multiple Grammy Awards as well as receiving multiple Grammy nominations. Skidd also won a BMI Pop Award in 2010 for “most played song” for co-writing Saving Abel hit, "Addicted."
In The Battle rounds, Blake was paired against a duo Elenowen and sang "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Blake won and Elenowen was eliminated.
In The Live shows, Blake sang "Use Somebody" but he was eliminated.
|April 26, 2011||Good Girls Go Bad||Blind Auditions Premieres|
- He is a father of six.
- He worked with Gretchen Wilson, Big and Rich, and The Goo Goo Dolls.
- He is the first contestant to be eliminated in the Blind auditions.
- 's interview in Tasteofcountry.com
- on iTunes
- Jared Blake on Wikipedia