Cedar Falls ‘The Voice’ star has to call off her Florida wedding

A great milestone for a Cedar Falls native turned singing competition favorite has been postponed due to a natural disaster of epic proportions.

Hurricane Ian devastates the southwestern corner of the United States. A first hurricane warning was issued Thursday for the entire coast of South Carolina, according to reports.

About 2.5 million Floridians are under evacuation orders, according to ABC News. Winds from Hurricane Ian reached 70 MPH Thursday morning, and more than 2.5 million people are currently without power in affected areas.

A Cedar Falls native who made waves on ‘The Voice’ was supposed to celebrate his big day in Florida, but these unforeseen circumstances put a stop to those plans.

Jay Allen, a Nashville-based entertainer, was due to get married in Florida on Oct. 1, but Hurricane Ian put a damper on those plans.

You can read a little more about his first outing on the competition show here.

After Allen’s first performance, a song he wrote five years ago suddenly jumped to the top of iTunes USA and country maps. A song he wrote about his mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease before her death was for a time the No. 5 song on the US iTunes charts.

Allen was supposed to get married in Fort Meyers this weekend, but the entire wedding venue where the couple was going to say “I do” is under water.

Allen’s fiance Kylie Morgan is also a talented musician. She recently found success with a song she wrote about her bridesmaids aptly titled ‘Bridesmaids.’ The track actually went viral and trended on Tik Tok.

Last year, the Nashville musician released a collab with ‘fancy like‘ viral hitmaker Walker Hayes.

Talk about a talented couple!

The couple plan to postpone their nuptials to a later date.

“Obviously we’re very sad, very upset, but again, that’s the least of our worries. We’ve always gotten along,” Allen’s fiancé said. “…all of our friends are safe and that’s all that matters.”

“We are heartbroken for anyone losing their homes and businesses right now, we can reschedule our marriage,” the Cedar Falls native continued. “…please have everyone, especially Fort Meyers Beach, have them in your hearts and minds today.”

You can watch the full video statement the couple released below.

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