The Emotional Story of Kirk Jay, The Voice Season 15
Team Blake’s Kirk Jay is one of the finalists of The Voice season 15 alongside Chris Kroeze, Kennedy Holmes and Chevel Shepherd. The country crooner has been a front-runner since the very beginning of the show and has been able to stun the judges and audience week after week. Here are five things that you would like to know before you vote for him to be the season 15 champion.
Born on July 1, 1996, Jay originally hails from Bay Minette, but currently resides in Montgomery, Alabama. He has admitted about his tough upbringing without electricity, food or even water. Now, he is intended to support others through his new platform. He said,
I just want to be able to give back to my community and everybody who supported me coming up in the beginning. I just want to help people musically and continue to change lives.
Besides singing, Kirk also plays a couple of instruments, including drums and piano, and not to mention, he is pretty good at that too. He started playing drums at church and singing in the choir when he was just 5. We can see him playing piano on several instruments through his social media.
Kirk Jay and Kuntry Funk
The 22-year-old is associated with a band, Kirk Jay and Kuntry Funk since 2015. In 2014, he met a music manager who encouraged him to meet with bassist Teddy Gentry. But, his career took off after he started singing at open mic nights with his band. Before appearing in The Voice, he toured in the American South with his band, which includes Roderick Robinson, Cameron DuBois, Will Shackelford and Duron Hale.
While his emotional performances every week saw an increasing fanbase, he seized the attention of many after singing John Montgomery’s ‘I Swear’ during Top 8 performance. He dedicated the song to a young fan Courtney Pruitt, who is currently in the hospital fighting cancer.
Country Till I Die!
Kirk is a huge fan of American country band, Rascal Flatts, which he cites an inspiration behind his love for country music. During the Blind Auditions, he performed Rascal Flatts’ Bless the Broken Road, which prompted the four judges to press the ‘I Want You’ button. He “literally started crying” when the clip of his Blind Auditions was shared by Rascal Flatts on Twitter. He revealed that was the first country song he had ever listened and fell in love with it. From then, he has promised that he’s country ‘till he die. Prior to his audition on The Voice, he had auditioned on America’s Got Talent back in November 2014.
All the Best, Kirk Jay!