Jared Blake first became known to the world when he performed on Season 1 of NBC’s #1-rated show, The Voice, and landed Top 4 on Team Blake Shelton. His performance of "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon) reached #16 on the iTunes Charts, preceded by his performance of "Not Ready to Make Nice" (Dixie Chicks) reaching #23 on the iTunes Charts, with his recordings hitting the iTunes Chart more than 50 times since their release. Blake signed a recording contract with Skiddco Music/Grammy-winning producer Skidd Mills. Jared was the label’s first country act to be signed in Nashville.
Jared's songwriting catalogue is held by the industry giant Sony/ATV as a co-venture with Bob DiPiero. Jared signed a new publishing deal with Lucky Diamond Publishing in 2013. He co-penned "Home to Me" with Curtis Grimes and Trent Willmon which is currently in the Top 5 on the Texas Music Charts and was featured on 'Rock the Cuts’, a commercial campaign for SuperCuts. The hit was also licensed to television for a series titled, ‘Troubadour’.
Jared’s single “Countryfied” reached #66 on Music Row charts in 2013. His sophomore single, “Stomp” rose higher to #55. The single was released exclusively to the nations’ largest country station The Highway syndicated nationally on SiriusXM and has was the most requested song on their “On The Horizon” program. Jared was featured on two programs on Zuus Country television with “On The Rise” and “From The Couch”, where he hosted the program running CMA week from Nashville, TN. The show featured live acoustic performances along with the exclusive television release of the video. “Stomp” released to radio stations and was reported #5 Top Downloaded song for Play MPE’s chart, among these other artists: Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett and Jared Blake. “Stomp” was chosen as a “Hoda’s pick” and featured on The Today Show with Hoda and Kathie Lee.
Within a year after appearing on NBC’s The Voice, Jared began seeking ways to begin philanthropy efforts within the communities he toured. He started a “Bringing Families Together” campaign, with the help of the American Association of RV and Campground owners, to bring free concerts to campgrounds in the U.S. His tour began at the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners, and went on to reach more than 10 campgrounds in its’ first summer tour. In 2015, Jared was asked to play for our US troops in Afghanistan. Despite the initial “war-zone” fears that may normally be felt, Jared Blake and his band jumped at the opportunity. They have taken every opportunity offered, including Jordan and the UAE. He has continued to support their efforts by writing songs, performing charity events, and donating his own efforts to raise money and awareness for our soldiers and veterans.
That same year, Jared and his wife created the “Live To Be” (pending 501c3 status) campaign within the nation’s schools. Also added to his regular tour dates, Jared reaches out to local schools within the communities to speak with elementary to college-age kids to encourage them to create goals of their own early in life, and constantly work to achieve them, despite bullying or drug and alcohol use. His campaign has joined efforts with Bikers Against Bullying USA, and was largely sponsored by www.safeprevention.org.
Listen to Jared Blake:
"Don't You Wanna Stay" - Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
"Over" - Blake Shelton
"If I Didn't Have You" - Thompson Square
"I Got You" - Thompson Square
"Love Who You Love" - Rascal Flatts
"Sunny and 75" - Joe Nichols
"Who I Am When I'm With You" - Chris Young