Jay Allen Pays Tribute To His Late Mother With Touching New Single, “No Prayer Like Mama’s”

“’No Prayer Like Mama’s’ was written after grieving the loss of my own mother,” Allen explained.


Ally Roden


Posted on February 14, 2023

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Jay Allen & His Late Mother, Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Country singer and Season 22 contestant of NBC’s The Voice, Jay Allen offers a touching tribute to the power and devotion only a mother’s love can provide in his newest track, “No Prayer Like Mama’s” via ONErpm. Fans can stream the emotional single now HERE.

Inspired by the singer’s own journey of loss, the new release gives a nod to the unwavering love and great sacrifices mothers make. Allen’s late mother suddenly passed away in 2019 after being
diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. “No Prayer Like Mama’s” honors the memory of mothers across the globe that have dedicated their lives to caring for and raising their children, even in the face of trials and tribulations.

“’No Prayer Like Mama’s’ was written after grieving the loss of my own mother,” Allen shared of the song. “That process was a difficult journey, but now I find strength in believing that she’s still with me. I hope this song brings honor to both mothers in heaven and those still with us.”

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Allen has always been vocal about the loving relationship he shared with his late mother, who he has expressed inspired much of his country music journey.

“My favorite memory of my mom… One moment I remember very vividly was when we went out to a very well-known saloon in Nashville,” said Allen prior to taking the stage for his blind audition on The Voice. “My mother took one step inside and she saw the band and heard the music and she suddenly was present. She started trying to talk and dance and smile. So, I grabbed her by the hand and we started slow dancing to a fast song. She leaned in and said ‘Jay I’ve missed you so much. I love you so much son’ and I was like, ‘woah’. I have always heard about the power of music, I just didn’t really understand what it was until this moment.”

The Iowa-native grew up near Cedar Falls where he found his love for music through attending rock concerts with his father and listening to his mother sing country music on long car rides. In 2014, he signed a publishing deal, with an artist deal with SONY/ATV following close behind in 2016. After the release of his 2017 track, “Sounds Good To Me,” Allen was chosen as “The Highway Find” on SiriusXM.

His 2018 hit, “Blank Stares,” was the ultimate push for the singer that caught the attention of audiences across the nation. The powerful tribute to his mother went viral, securing more than 500 million views on Facebook. Due to his advocacy efforts, Jay has taken part in various international events, such as the Rita Hayworth Gala — an event that raised more than $100 million for the Alzheimer’s Association. Allen has also been recognized with numerous accolades, including the National Alzheimer’s Association’s The Caregiver Award.

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In addition to his charitable efforts, Allen has been recognized for his musical abilities, as he was named Country Now’s Favorite Competition Contestant for the 2022 Country Now Awards and was highlighted as one of Music Mayhem’s 2023 Artists to Watch.

For more information on Allen and his music, go to www.JayAllenOfficial.com.

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