Few artists carry the power that can even compare to the deep vocals and emotional delivery Jared Blake carries to his audience every single performance. Even fewer lend that same passion to their fans, but Jared does. Being known to the world as a father of six kids, taking care of the fans too is just a normal way of life. His life isn’t separated from music, rather, a blend of family, fans, and friends who he calls “frands”.
Jared Blake grew up on watermelons and rock ‘n roll. His summers were spent peddling and playing. Growing up in the small town of Star City, Arkansas, Jared always had big dreams of performing on the big stage, but that didn’t stop him from taking his time growing up and learning everything he could about the business, songwriting, and playing multiple instruments. Jared would be the first one to tell you, “The second I think I know what’s going on, it all turns upside down again.” He also says that’s what keeps him writing, dreaming, working and just being himself.
That same willingness to keep going, not knowing, landed him on national television. In 2011 Jared found himself on an adventure appearing on what turned out to be a #1 rated show on NBC “The Voice” with Blake Shelton to guide him. So, he did what any regular ol’ country boy would do...he rocked it! He was just as happy alone with his acoustic guitar and 14-million viewers watching him sing “Not Ready To Make Nice” (Dixie Chicks) as he was performing the rock tune “Use Somebody” (Kings of Leon) in a guitar-throwing, full-out passionate display. All of his performances have appeared in the charts worldwide more than 56 times and reaching as high as #16.
Jared was featured in magazines such as People and Rolling Stone, television morning shows, and radio stations syndicated across the nation. He began a national acoustic tour the last week of the show airing, promoting a single his fans picked called “Don’t Mind”. That tune won grassroots radio airplay in several areas and the ability to quickly tour with his whole band.
In June of 2012, Jared was offered a recording deal with Skiddco Music (Grammy award-winning producer, Skidd Mills) and began working on his first full album, scheduled to release late Fall 2013. His debut single “Countryfied” released the end of July, and is spinning on over 100 stations throughout the U.S. and growing. The single was chosen by TouchTunes, a company with over 40,000 jukeboxes in the U.S.A. and Canada, to be available in all machines. Jared is also set to appear in a popular bar rescue television show airing either late 2013 or early 2014. Jared will appear as himself playing three of songs from his debut album.
Also joining Jared’s team is co-managers Cory Gierman and Jennifer Rachidi. Cory Gierman, is also known as one of the Godfathers of MuzikMafia which was responsible for the birth and early feeding of country acts like Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson. Jennifer Rachidi moved to Nashville in 2009 after working in production for mega- seminars in arenas nationwide. She started her company now known as "M3" to focus on music and entertainment business development.
In July of 2013 Jared signed a new publishing contract with Lucky Diamond Music. Jared’s songwriting catalogue is currently Sony Music Publishing and Lucky Diamond Music.
New country music artist Curtis Grimes released one of Jared’s songs, ‘Home to Me’ (Blake/Grimes/Willmon) which is currently climbing to #5 on the Texas Music Charts.
Jared Blake spent years being told he has “the voice”, lending it to voiceover work in the demo world for artists and the weekly syndicated broadcast of CT40 with Bob Kingsley. His sounds are compared to Bob Segar and Travis Tritt. There’s no doubt Jared’s voice is one of the most powerful voices to hit the country genre, and once heard it’s never forgotten. That ability has made the name stick. His shows compare to the energy and emotional roller coaster of a Guns N Roses and Billy Joel concert. The no-frills production is enough to entertain any crowd. For that, Jared has played with artists like Lee Brice, Thompson Square, The Band Perry, John Rich, Randy Houser and headlined or opened for events like The Lonestar Rally, Sturgis Bike Rally, Country USA, and much more.
“The joke with my road crew is that I’m like a 5-year-old,” says more-than-five-year-old Blake adding, “and I think that’s why we all keep going and laughing the whole way. There’s no one playing the ‘poor me’ card for all the hard work we do. We know everyone out there is working hard, and some guys are even fighting and dying so we can keep doing what we do, so for that alone, there’s no complaining. I couldn’t do any other job on the planet, so I owe my life to the music fans of the world!”
Jared is looking to the future of bright lights and sleepless nights “...but I’m just gonna keep writing what I know and singing what I love...with the greatest people on the planet, my frands!”
You can follow his tour or join his “frands” online at www.jaredblakemusic.com along with links to his social media and more.
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